Sometimes if there have been changes made to a website and you are wanting to review those changes, you might still see the old versions of the page.
This is because your browser is not detecting a change has been made and is caching the earlier version to speed up your internet viewing.
Usually you can force your browser to clear its earlier copy of the page by forcing it to refresh.
A “hard refresh” command only takes a moment, and often clears up any problems.
Here’s how to use the “hard refresh” command on your internet browser:
- On a Windows PC: When are viewing the page in your browser that you want to see the updates for, press Ctrl-F5 (hold down the “Ctrl” key and then, while still holding it, press the “F5” key on your computer's keyboard). You should see your browser screen refresh.
- On a Mac: When are viewing the page in your browser that you want to see the updates for, press Command-R (hold down the “Command” key and then, while still holding it, press the “R” key on your computer's keyboard). You should see your browser screen refresh.
This action tells the browser to do a complete refresh, flushing out the old copy from its cache and get a new copy from the web .
If there are multiple pages you want to check, you might need to do this each of the other pages too.