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Change web cache location in Chimera Web Browsers
Both Mozilla and Chimera keep their master settings in a file called prefs.js. It's well known that one can insert certain settings from Mozilla's prefs.js into Chimera's prefs.js, and have it actually work. As far as I can tell, the cache location setting is one of those certain settings.

Here's what my setting looks like when I change my cache location to a folder called Downloads in my home directory from within Mozilla (all one line, no spaces after the ","):
user_pref("browser.cache.disk.parent_directory",
"AAAAAAEqAAIAAQV..[characters trimmed]...AA==");
Don't just use the above string, though! Launch Mozilla, change your cache location, and then copy the actual user_pref line from your Mozilla prefs.js to your Chimera prefs.js. Chimera's prefs.js can be found in ~/Library -> Application Support -> Chimera -> Profiles -> default -> random, and Mozilla's prefs.js is in ~/Library -> Mozilla -> Profiles -> default -> random, where random is something like "fesm4ts2.slt".

[Editor's note: Instead of editing prefs.js directly, which risks having your custom code overwritten, create a new file (pure text) called user.js in the same location, and paste the line in that file instead. This file will never be overwritten by Chimera, and it should work just the same as though you edited prefs.js directly.]
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Disable or trash the cache - or do what with it?
Authored by: giaguara on Dec 11, '02 11:11:24PM

right, the cache location is there. so what did you suggest to change what in there?

i suggest two things;

1) disable cache, (see hidden features of chimera)

2) if you don't disable it, after a crash, move the cache folder to trash. Before disabling the cache, my browser had crashed a couple of times bad enough to not seem to restart again - after dragging cache folder it started in a second.



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