To speed browsing, web browsers download web pages and store them locally on your computer in an area called the “cache.” When you visit a page a second time, the browser speeds display time by loading the page locally from your cache instead of downloading it from the Internet again. If you need to download a page’s content again, for example to see recent changes you made, you can refresh or clear your cache.
You can sometimes force a cache refresh by pressing the following buttons on your keyboard:
- Windows: CTRL + F5
- Apple: Command + R
If that does not work, try clearing your cache using one of the following browser-specific methods:
- Open Internet Explorer.
- On the right side of the browser window, click the gear icon.
- Point to Safety then select Delete browsing history.
- Check the box next to Temporary Internet files and website files.
- Click Delete.
- Open Safari.
- From the Safari menu, select Preferences.
- Click the Advanced tab.
- Click Show Develop menu in menu bar, then close the Preferences window.
- From the Develop menu, select Empty Caches.
- Open Chrome.
- On the right side of the browser window, click the menu icon.
- Point to More tools, then select Clear browsing data.
- On the Basic and/or Advanced tabs, to the right of Time range, select the period of data you want to delete.
- Check the boxes next to Browsing history, Cookies and other site data, and Cached images and files.
- Click Clear data.
- Open Firefox.
- At the upper right of the browser window, click the History icon and select History.
- Select Clear Recent History.
- To the right of Time range to clear:, select the period of data you want to delete.
- Click Clear Now.
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