Your browser stores HTML and graphics from sites you've already visited
in what is called a cache. The purpose of the cache is to help the Web
pages load quickly when you hit your Back button--because they're coming
from your hard drive, not from over an Internet connection.
If you return to the same Web sites often, it makes sense to have a
big disk cache: 5,000K or more. However, if you constantly visit new Web
pages, your cache doesn't do much but soak up disk space. Here's how to
trim down your cache:
(1.) Select Edit/Preferences from the main
(2.) In the Preferences dialog that appears, click
the plus sign next to the Advanced category, then click the Cache menu
(3.) By default, Navigator allocates 5,000K
for your disk cache. Enter a smaller disk cache size (try 3,000K), then
click OK to accept the setting.
Of course, if you have scads of extra hard drive space, you can follow
the same steps to make your cache bigger. Try setting it at 7,000K and
see if the performance increase warrants the loss in drive space.