Are your website edits completed but you can’t see them? Here’s how to refresh your browser.

You might notice that after your website edits have been completed, you still cannot see the changes.  This is because when you go to a website your computer stores the page information into a temporary memory file. This is called “cache” and it helps the website to load faster the next time you visit it by loading data from your computer instead of from the site’s server. You must use your browser’s refresh button to see recent updates and changes.

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If you don’t “refresh” after changes have been made, your computer might be readying the older version stored in your cache memory and that’s why you can’t see the new updates!

HOW TO REFRESH YOUR BROWSER:

Just click the “refresh” or “reload” arrow button at the top of your browser window so that it will load the most recent changes.

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If that still does not work, you might have to try a “force refresh” which will cause the browser to re-check with the web server to make sure it has the latest copy of the web page you are viewing.  Just hit the control (Ctrl) and F5 button at the same time (Windows). Or, if you are using a Mac – Apple + R or Cmd + R.

To refresh automatically in Internet Explorer:

Tools >Internet Options >General tab >Browsing History >Settings >Under “Check for newer versions of stored pages” check off “Every time I visit the web page”

Still not working? You may have to clear your browser’s cache. Choose your browser from this list: http://www.wikihow.com/Clear-Your-Browser’s-Cache and follow the instructions!