Firefox + live reload

any Firefox fans in the house? Somewhere in the last few months, Firefox updated something that made LiveReload stop working. I don’t even think it’s just a LiveReload thing - When you update a source-file - Hugo triggers a re-build, the browser reloads the page as it should. . . but it’s still the old version of the page. At this point even a hard refresh doesn’t update the page content.

Yes, the obvious “disable cache” check-box in dev tools is ticked. :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes: A quick look through debugger/console doesn’t show any .js issues. The no-cache header is set. So come on, Firefox, what gives?

I don’t think this is a Hugo problem - Safari & Chrome work with LiveReload, as always. So this is more a question just in case anyone out there has seen this and happens to know if there’s a magic setting somewhere that’ll make Firefox start behaving sensibly again? The internet is strangely quiet on this, unless that’s just my google-fu failing me.

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Are the dev tools also open?

Yep - even with dev tools open. It used to work with dev tools open and also closed.

I have just tried it with 84.0, LiveReload works fine for me. Do you have addons installed? Maybe try in private mode without those. Also check the console and network tab to see if anything got blocked.

I am using Jetbrains Webstorm locally, with the Hugo plugin.

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Awesome, thanks for checking, that’s helpful to know! No, no plugins.

I just created a new profile… And it works under the new profile, go figure!

[edit:] for any future visitors with the same problem, what worked for me is to create a new profile like this: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/profile-manager-create-remove-switch-firefox-profiles

GothSeiDank
December 16

I have just tried it with 84.0, LiveReload works fine for me. Do you have addons installed? Maybe try in private mode without those. Also check the console and network tab to see if anything got blocked.

I am using Jetbrains Webstorm locally, with the Hugo plugin.

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