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What’s a browser cache? How do I clear it? Why would I want to?

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The browser’s cache

The cache has a limited size, you typically can configure. When the cache is full, the entries in it has not been used for a while will be removed to make more space.
Naturally, there’s a little more to it than that. For example, there are many ways for me to update the icons on my website and have that override anything in your cache, so what you see is always updated. But by and large, that’s all it is: a place to keep things local, so you do not need to download the same things over and over again.

The cache exists as a basic assumption made by designers browsers: Internet is slow. More precisely, your internet connection is slower than your computer.
That means it is faster to get something from your hard disk than it is to get it from the internet. Even with faster internet speed today, which still holds very true.
browser designers noticed that most of the site has many of the same elements across multiple pages. For example, if you look at this page, you will find Ask Leo! icon at the top. It is really at the top of each page on this site. So thinking is, why load the same logo for each page? Why not just download it once and then hold it so we can use it again?
That is what the browser cache is for. Cache is nothing more than a place on your hard drive where the browser keeps what it download once in case they are needed again.
When you first visit a page on this site, the browser will download the logo into the cache, and then displays it on the page you are viewing. For each additional page you visit, the logo does not need to download again; as long as the logo is displayed, it is already on your hard disk.

Clear cache

Clear cache dump it just means, so the next time you display a web page everything must be downloaded again.
For some reason I simply can not explain – other than by saying that “stuff happens” – the cache is sometimes confused. This seems to happen with almost all browsers and random at times. What you’ll see the page is loaded in part or malformed web, not the full picture, or in some cases, the image is sent in the wrong place.
It’s not always a caching problem, but because it happens frequently, “clear the cache of your browser” is often one of the first diagnostic step you will hear from the people like me.

Clear Internet Explorer cache

For example, Internet Explorer 11; is similar to the old version.
Click the Tools menu (or click the gear icon in the upper right corner of Internet Explorer window), and then on Internet Options menu item. In the resulting dialog box, under Browsing History, click the Delete button ….

In the dialog Delete Browsing History results, which are Internet files and temporary files directory website specifically refers to the browser cache, so check it. You can select or deselect other items as you see fit.
Once you’ve done so, click the Delete button.

Clear your Firefox cache

For example, the version 43.
Click on the menu “hamburger” in the upper right, and then click History.
Firefox History menu items

In the resulting pop-up, click on Clear Recent History … item.
Recent History Firefox clear position

In the resulting dialog box, change the “Time range to clear” is everything, and then make sure that only the “Cache” is selected.

If you like, you can check other items cleared at the same time, but we’ll focus here on the cache.

Chrome Cache Clearing

For example, using Chrome version 47.0.
Click the icon in the top menu hamburger right of Chrome, and then click Settings.

On the resulting page, click the Show advanced settings … in the bottom of the page, and then in Security, click the browsing data.

In the resulting dialog box, ensure that Cached images and files are selected (the others are optional, but we will focus on only the cache here).

Also make sure that the “Obliterate the following items from” drop-down menu is set to the beginning of time to clear the entire cache.

A browser’s cache is empty
An empty cache means no confusion. When you visit the following web page, the browser will download a new copy of everything you see on each page. You have to simply force your browser to rebuild its cache from scratch or re-load as it loads web pages. Any issues related cache needs to be clarified.

The browser’s cache appears in answers than questions, but it often causes more questions.
Even if the instructions to clear the cache, many people are not clear about what this piece of real magic, or why deleting cache anything at all.
Please review your browser’s cache, what it is and why it exists. Along the way, we will consider the steps to remove it in Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome and try to dream up some reason why it sometimes helps.

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