Hard refreshing in Google Chrome
All of us are probably familiar with ctrl + F5 to hard refresh a page but I ran into a cool feature in Chrome today that will save you a second or two if your hand is already on the mouse. If you have the console open and long press on the refresh button you’re given three options
- Normal Reload
- Hard Reload
- Empty Cache and Hard Reload
You can already disable cache while the console is open but this option will empty the entire cache and re-download everything on the current page. The difference is if the current website has content loaded through a CDN this will force a re-download of that content.