[tor-talk] problem with cache preferences in TBB

Joe Btfsplk joebtfsplk at gmx.com
Sat Apr 14 20:22:03 UTC 2012

On 4/14/2012 2:29 PM, hepta tor wrote:
> Hi
> the IP anonymity test at http://ip-check.info/ suggests that
> browser.cache.memory.enable should be set to 'false'. in TBB from
> about:config I set it to false but on every restart it is set again to
> 'true' (however this is not the case for browser.cache.disk.enable
> which is also suggested by the test to be set to 'false'). Does
> anybody know what settings to change such that the value is not reset
> to 'true' on every restart of TBB? Also, is there any specific reason
> why the above mentioned preferences are not set to 'false' by default
> in TBB?
> thanks
> HT
Do you have any other addons installed (like Fasterfox) or something 
that might be over riding the changed settings?
After you make the changes in about:config, close the window then close 
FF.  Open the file prefs.js in the main profile folder, where you 
extracted the TBB files (it the Profile under "Firefox Portable\....).
Search for the strings you changed & see if they exist.

The only other thing I can think of is TBB devs put instructions 
somewhere else to set the options you mention to the values you see, 
each time it starts.
Memory cache is ENABLED by default in my latest ver of TBB.

I can see browser.cache.disk.enable being False (not writing anything to 
disk, for privacy), but I don't see why using memory cache is a threat & 
not sure you should disable it.  Maybe someone else can answer that.

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