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How to force refresh your browser to see updates

Force refresh can be easy If you know how to do it. If you are a web developer or a client who wants to see the latest updates on your browser, then you have to do a force refresh. In this article I will explain the force fresh for a regular user and for a web developer.

Force refresh in Chrome browser

Chrome is one of the topmost browser used by many. I have a lot of advantages, but it has a bad reputation for cache. How to clear this cache and see the latest content.

Chrome > View > Force Reload This Page

Shortcut for Mac: Shift + Cmd + R
Shortcut for Windows/Linux: Ctrl + F5

Force Reload This Page

If you see the same content, then visit the same webpage in Private window.

In chrome you can use the three dots options > New Incognito Window and open the webpage which you want to see the updated version.

New Incognito Window

Web developer way of removing cache for a webpage

If you are a web developer and you work a lot in chrome, then try this way. To force refresh, I have seen the keyboards where the F5 and the R keys are faded. The developer develops a habit and strongly believes the amount of force that they exert on the keys will refresh the content! 🙂 But technically you can do this:

Right click > Inspect > Network > Enable Disable Cache

With this when ever your inspect pane is open, there will not be any cache, and you don’t have to really force fresh.

inspect pane

For Other Browsers:

Firefox:

Shortcut for Mac: Shift + Cmd + R
Shortcut for Windows/Linux: Ctrl + F5

How to refresh in mobiles

Method 1: Simply swipe down, and hold the browser page, it will automatically refresh the page

Method 2: Switch from Wi-Fi to Data, that can also bring the latest web page!

Method 3: Open in Private Window

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Here is the visual keyboard shortcut to force fresh.

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