3 ways to reload a web page (Chrome Firefox and all browsers)

All browsers have a button to reload the web page you are looking at and also a system to refresh the page by renewing the cache, without therefore loading files stored by the computer, but downloading the entire content of the page from the internet.
As we know well, in fact, web browsers such as Chrome and Firefox to speed up the internet loading use a cache of temporary files so that, when you visit a certain site the second time, it is not necessary to re-download contents and above all the images that were the first visit was stored in the PC.
In another article we have seen, therefore, how to see cached images and videos of Chrome and Firefox.
The reload button of a web page is the one with a circular arrow that goes to the right and is present in Chrome, Firefox, Edge and all browsers.
Reloading a page allows you to see if there is new content and it is something very useful on news sites or even on social media such as Twitter and Facebook.
Furthermore, when a page is displayed poorly or seems to not work properly, it becomes essential to know how to refresh that page by reloading it from scratch, without using the browser cache which could be corrupt.
On all browsers, then in Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Opera and others, you can reload a web page in the normal way using the circular arrow key or by pressing F5 on the keyboard.
Reloading the page from scratch, which does not use files in the browser cache, can only be done using a key combination that is CTRL + F5 or CTRL + Shift + R
In this case the browser ignores the cache and reloads all resources from the web page.
In Google Chrome there is also a third reload option, the one that reloads the page by clearing the cache of files related to it.
This option can only be discovered by opening the browser's developer tools.
You must then press the F12 key or go to Inspect mode (by pressing the right button on the page) to bring up the development console.
At this point you can press the circular reload arrow using the right mouse button to discover the three options: normal reload, manual reload and empty the cache and reload manually
This type of top-up for the normal user is not very useful and is in fact reserved for those who test on websites and web applications to see if they work correctly before publishing them.
As seen in another article, it is possible through extensions to reload a page automatically on Chrome and Firefox .

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