Does anybody know if there is a fix/workaround for Safari so it doesn't cache everything so hard. I'm solving a specific Safari bug and I have to empty the cache for each change I do. They removed the "disable cache" option so I'm wondering what you guys do.

  • Cmd/Opt/R not clearing enough?
    – Tetsujin
    Apr 6, 2022 at 11:42
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    @Tetsujin it does but it's not what I'm looking for. Developing frontend with Vite/Webpack it does "hot reloading" meaning it changes parts that has changed without reload, so to have to do Cmd/Opt/R defeats the purpose of it and slows down development.
    – Dejan.S
    Apr 6, 2022 at 11:59
  • Just explicitly reload your css by visiting its URL
    – lhf
    Apr 6, 2022 at 12:33
  • @lhf it's the same as reloading with cmd/opt/r and kinda defeats the purpose of "hot reloading"? In chrome you can disable it, same as Safari had before.
    – Dejan.S
    Apr 6, 2022 at 12:57
  • Does private browsing not disable caching?
    – Harv
    Apr 12, 2022 at 17:48

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I found this article that covers disabling cache when developing in Safari.

I'm on Safari v15.2. Don't quote me on this but I think it covers v14 as well.

  1. Menu > select "Connect Web Inspector"
  2. Network tab
  3. There is now a icon button with a line cut through it (turns blue when active)

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