How to refresh browser, web page

When we make changes to a clients’ website, they often don’t see the changes right away. This is because their browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, etc.) has cached web pages. When a browser caches a web page, it stores a local copy on the visitor’s computer. This speeds up the page load time so the visitor can view the information faster when they visit the page again.

In order to see changes made on a website that you have already viewed, you’ll need to refresh the web page. The process is different depending on which browser you are using. Find your browser below, and follow the instructions to refresh the web page.

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Refresh Browser – Chrome (Mac)

At the top of your screen, go to “View” > “Reload This Page”.

Shortcut: command + R

Refresh Browser - Chrome (Mac)
Screenshot of how to refresh web page in Chrome on a Mac

Refresh Browser – Firefox (Mac)

At the top of your screen, go to “View” > “Reload”.

Shortcut: command + R

Refresh Browser - Firefox (Mac)
Screenshot of how to refresh web page in Firefox on a Mac

Refresh Browser – Safari (Mac)

At the top of your screen, go to “View” > “Reload Page”.

Shortcut: command + R

Refresh Browser - Safari (Mac)
How to refresh web page with Safari on a Mac

Refresh Browser – Opera (Mac)

Opera for Mac does not have a menu option for refreshing a web page. Use the keyboard shortcut (below).

Shortcut: command + R

Windows Browsers, including IE, coming soon…

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7 thoughts on “How to refresh browser, web page

  1. Some browsers now feature Command-Shift-R as a way to reload a website while ignoring the cache. Works well if you have someone who is ‘stuck’ and can’t see the sites updates despite a normal reload.

    Hope you guys are doing well!

  2. Great tip, Andrew. Thanks for sharing.

    Things are going really well for us. And if we can get things together like we’re hoping to, we might have some exciting news come Jan 1, 2014. Hope things are great up in NoVA.

  3. Hello just wanted to give you a brief heads up and let you
    know a few of the pictures aren’t loading correctly. I’m not
    sure why but I think its a linking issue. I’ve tried it in two different internet browsers and
    both show the same outcome.

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