How to Delete Memory Cache on Safari

How to Delete Memory Cache on Safari. Whenever you visit a Web site, Safari automatically saves the contents of the Web page into its memory cache. This is done so that the page loads quickly the next time you want to view it. Over time, Safari can accumulate thousands of cache files for various Web pages that you've visited. This can often slow down the speed at which Safari can run. In order to improve the speed and performance of the Safari Web browser, many Macintosh users will choose to delete Safari's memory cache. This should be done on a regular basis in order to ensure that Safari is working at optimal speed. Besides clearing the memory cache, Safari users can also improve their performance by deleting the Google search entries that have been saved.

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Delete Safari's Memory Cache

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Open up the Safari Web browser.

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Click on the heading 'Safari' and choose 'Empty Cache' from the pull down menu. It will then ask you if you really want to delete the cache.

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Click on 'Empty' if you are ready to clear Safari's memory cache.

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Close and reopen the Safari Web browser.

Delete Memory From the Google Search Field

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Open up Safari on your desktop.

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Click on the magnifying glass icon in the Google search field at the top right hand corner of your browser.

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Choose the option 'Clear Recent Searches' from the pull down menu.

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Exit and re-launch the Safari Web browser.