The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

Go figure.

Monday, June 27, 2022

Cleaning cobwebs off the web browser

Firefox was giving me fits. It would work fine except when I quit the application, then it would just sit there consuming over 100% of the CPU (not hard given I have multiple CPUs on the machine). I even rebooted the machine on the off chance that Firefox thought it was running on a Windows box and not a Mac. But no, Firefox kept freezing when I quit the application.

I was afraid that somehow some critical file got corrupted and that I would have to nuke all my Firefox settings and start over again. But before I do that, let me just … maybe? clear the cache?

Yup. Clearing the cache fixed the issue. And upon thinking of it, I don't think I've bothered to clean the cache since … 2015? Really? It's been that long? Wow.

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