Clearing the cache with a hard refresh

hard refresh is a way of clearing the browser’s cache for a specific page, to force it to load the most recent version of a page. Sometimes, when changes are made to the website, they don’t register immediately due to caching. A hard refresh will usually fix this, though occasionally completely clearing the cache is necessary.

How do you hard refresh in Google Chrome?

Make sure you are viewing the website before using the hot keys below.

  • For Windows users: hold down Ctrl and then press F5 on your keyboard
  • For MAC users: hold down ⌘ Cmd and ⇧ Shift and then press R on your keyboard

 


 

How do you hard refresh in Firefox?

Make sure you are viewing the website before using the hot keys below.

  • For Windows users: hold down Ctrl and then press F5 on your keyboard
  • For MAC users: hold down ⌘ Cmd and ⇧ Shift and then press R on your keyboard

 


 

How do you hard refresh in Safari?

Make sure you are viewing the website on your MAC before using the instructions below.

  • Go to Safari > Empty Cache, or hit Opt + ⌘ Cmd E
  • To refresh, click the refresh button on the address bar or press ⌘ Cmd + R

 


 

How do you hard refresh in Microsoft Edge?

Make sure you are viewing the website on your PC before using the hot keys below.

  • Hold down Ctrl and then press F5 on your keyboard

If you are still experiencing problems please contact your school for further assistance.