Clear Browser Cache

Web browser hold certain information about the pages you visit in memory, called cache.

If you are noticing changes you've saved are not showing on your live site, this may be a result of the web browser viewing the cached version instead of a fresh version of your website. 

How to clear the browser's cache for these web browsers:

  1. Google Chrome
  2. FireFox
  3. Safari
  4. Internet Explorer 9 


Google Chrome

Clear Google Chrome cache using shortcuts

On a windows Machine press CTRL+F5 

On a Mac press CMD+SHIFT+R


Clear Google Chrome cache through the menu

  1. Click "More" on the right side of your browser toolbar.
  2. Hover over "More Tools".
  3. Click "Clear Browsing Data"




FireFox

Clear FireFox cache using shortcuts

On a windows Machine press CTRL+F5 or CTRL+SHIFT+F5

On a Mac press CMD+SHIFT+R


Clear FireFox cache through the menu 

  1. Click the menu button. 
  2. Select preferences.
  3. Click the "Advanced" tab on the left side of the window.
  4. Click the "Network" tab.
  5. Click "Clear Now" to the right of the Cached Web Content section.




Safari

Clear Safari cache using shortcuts

Press CMD+OPTION+E  then CMD+R


Clear Safari cache through the menu 

  1. Click "Safari" from the  menu bar.
  2. Click "Preferences".
  3. Click the "Advanced" tab.
  4. Select "Show Develop menu in menu bar" located at the bottom of the "Advanced" tab.
  5. Click "Develop" in the menu bar.
  6. Click "Empty Caches".




Internet Explorer 9+


Clear Internet Explorer 9+ cache using shortcuts

Press CTRL+F5


Clear Internet Explorer 9+  cache through the menu 

  1. Click the gear icon in the top right to open the settings menu.
  2. Click Safety. 
  3. Click "Deleting Browsing History"
  4. Select "Temporary Internet Files" 
  5. Uncheck all other boxes.
  6. Click the "Delete" button at the bottom of the window.




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