How to Clear Your Browser Cache

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== Introduction ==
 
== Introduction ==
Clearing your browser cache can often help you troubleshoot DNS issues, especially when experiencing the [[Defaultwebpage.cgi|default web page CGI]]. This is probably the only time I need to do this.<br />
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Clearing your browser cache can often help you troubleshoot DNS issues, especially when experiencing the [[Defaultwebpage.cgi|default web page CGI]]. This is probably the only time one would need to do this.<br />
 
Due to the many browsers, we will try and cover as many as possible.
 
Due to the many browsers, we will try and cover as many as possible.
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==Windows==
 
==Windows==
 
=== Mozilla Firefox (Version 3+) ===
 
=== Mozilla Firefox (Version 3+) ===

Revision as of 13:07, 10 April 2011

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Introduction

Clearing your browser cache can often help you troubleshoot DNS issues, especially when experiencing the default web page CGI. This is probably the only time one would need to do this.
Due to the many browsers, we will try and cover as many as possible.

Windows

Mozilla Firefox (Version 3+)

Firefox "clear recent history" preferences box.
  • Click "Tools", then "Clear Recent History".
  • A box will pop up asking you to specify what you want to clear. Select "Everything" from the drop-down menu, and ensure the only ticked box is Cache.
  • Click "clear now".
  • Restart your browser (may not be necessary with newer versions).

Mozilla Firefox (Version 4)

  • Press Alt on your keyboard. This should reveal the menu bar at the top of the window.
  • Click "Tools", then "Clear Recent History".
  • A box will pop up asking you to specify what you want to clear. Select "Everything" from the drop-down menu, and ensure the only ticked box is Cache.
  • Click "clear now".
  • Restart your browser (may not be necessary with newer versions).

Internet Explorer 8

Internet Explorer "Safety" menu.
Internet Explorer clear data window.
  • Click "Safety", then select "Delete Browsing History...".
  • A window will appear. Adjust the tick boxes so only "Temporary internet files" is ticked. Do not tick "Preserve favourites website data".
  • Once you're happy you've done that, click delete.
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