How do you clear your browser cache?

Cache: Browsers try to speed up the loading process for webpages. The first time you visit a site, your browser will save (cache) pieces of the site to your computer. Your browser does this because it can display the files stored in its cache much faster than it can pull fresh files from a server.

When developers make updates that affect the way your course runs, you will not be able to see the updates until you clear your cache.

How to clear your cache?
Internet Explorer 9 or 10 click the gear icon in the top right.
  • Go to Safety > Clear Browsing History.
  • Select "Delete Files."
  • Delete Temporary Internet Files.
Internet Explorer 7 or 8:
  • Go to Tools > Internet Options.
  • On the General Tab under Browsing History, select "Delete Files."
  • Delete Temporary Internet Files.
Firefox:
  • Go to Tools > Clear Recent History or Clear Private Data.
  • Select only “cache.”
  • For “Time Range to Clear,” choose "Everything."
  • Select "Clear Now."
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  • Click on the Settings button in the top right of the browser. (It looks like a wrench or three horizontal lines).
  • Select Clear Browsing Data. (In later versions of Chrome, go to Tools > Clear Browsing Data).
  • Select only "Empty the Cache."
  • In the dropdown that reads "Obliterate the following items from" select "the beginning of time."
  • Click the "Clear Browsing Data" button.
Safari:
  • Go to Safari > Empty Cache.
  • Select yes to "Empty.”

 Note: Remember to refresh the page you are viewing after you clear your cache.

 

 

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