University of Oregon

Doing a Hard Refresh in Your Browser

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A "hard refresh" is a way of forcing your browser to load the most recent version of a webpage.

Sometimes when changes have been made to a webpage, they are not displayed immediately due to caching, even after you've refreshed the page using your browser's reload button or command. A hard refresh works by clearing your browser's cache for that specific page.

How to do a hard refresh
  • Windows: Hold down Ctrl and press F5
  • Mac: Hold down Shift and click the reload button in your browser