How to Refresh your Web Browser page

by | Aug 1, 2022 | Technical Help

Sometimes there are procedures that are taken for granted by us here at CharlesWorks. We work in web browsers every day. So it is easy for us to forget that most people don’t know how refresh their web browser.

This process may be needed if changes are made to a web page after you have visited it prior to the changes.

Web browsers store information from web pages. Each piece of information usually is stored for a set period of time. By doing this, the web browser does not have to reload the same materials over and over again. The advantage to this is that web pages appear to load faster if you go back to one you just visited.

A problem occurs when a change is made. That change doesn’t always appear. We get calls on occasion from our web clients who occasionally made minor changes that they cannot see after making them. This is usually because they have not refreshed their web browser to update the information.

There are a number of browsers out  there that people commonly use. Here is a list of the ones we get questions about refreshing and the key sequence to accomplish a page refresh:

Google Chrome (Windows) Ctrl + F5
Google Chrome (Mac) Command + Shift + R
Safari Command + Option + R
Firefox (Windows) Ctrl + F5
Firefox (Mac) Command + Shift + R
Microsoft Edge Ctrl + F5

 
Hopefully this has helped – which is what we always aim to do at CharlesWorks!

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