Today we will talk about such a simple thing as clearing the cache in Google chrome. Every Internet user periodically needs this procedure, because clearing the cache frees you from some common problems with loading pages, which is especially important for bloggers and webmasters.
Before clearing the cache, it is useful to find out what it is and what its purpose is. Without going into technical details, the cache is a repository for quick access to files you have ever downloaded from the Internet: video and audio files, photos, texts, web pages. The cache remembers everything and puts it in the computer’s memory.
For example, if you watched a video over the Internet, then it is stored in the cache until it clears itself or with your help. If you want to view the video again, it will be loaded from the cache, which significantly saves traffic and speeds up the download – and in these two main functions lies its purpose.
The same applies to browsing the web: the cache “photographs” them and puts them in memory. At the next boot, it will first offer you a copy, not the original. And here lies an important moment for webmasters and bloggers who work with their sites. In some cases, the cache does a disservice by loading outdated page images. It is for this reason that the changes made are not always displayed correctly in the browser. WHEN DO I NEED TO CLEAN THE CACHE? If you made any changes to the html-code, for example, changed the font of the header of your site or design, often the cache shows the previous saved version of the page, and the update does not always help – the page looks like it did not change anything. I have this happen quite often. In this case, open the page in another browser, make sure that the changes are committed, and then go back to Google and clear the cache. Next time, updating the page, you will see an updated version. The cache needs to be cleared even if the pages are displayed incorrectly . This is not a panacea for solving all the problems that occur with loading pages, but one of the first steps. Often, clearing the cache helps when an error 400 bad request occurs , which is a frequent guest in all browsers. It is recommended to clear the cache even if there are any problems in downloading, for example video files, when the Internet is broken . In this case, the show lasts to the point where the connection broke. And to overcome this Rubicon, you need to clear the cache. HOW TO QUICKLY CLEAR THE CACHE IN GOOGLE CHROME The fastest way to clear the cache: While the browser is open, simultaneously press the three buttons on the keyboard.
A more detailed explanation for those who want to understand deeper and know where to look for the cache in the browser. And at the very end of the article you will find a video on how to clear the cache inGoogle chrome. In the upper right corner of the upper browser panel there is a menu button, which in the old versions had the appearance of a gear, and now these are three fat lines, located one under another. When you hover the mouse pointer, the message “SETTING AND MANAGING Google Chrome” appears. Click on it.
-In the drop-down box, select ” SETTINGS “.
-Go to the opened tab. Next you need to the bottom of the page and find the line “SHOW ADDITIONAL SETTINGS “.
-In the expanded window we find the section “ PERSONAL DATA ” and click on the menu “ CLEAR HISTORY ”.
-We put a tick in the line “ CLEAN CASH ” (we remove the other ticks if we don’t want to delete something else) and select the time interval in the top panel.
-If the problem with loading pages started recently, you can start with small intervals of time – in the past hour or yesterday. Press the button ” CLEAR HISTORY “.
-After that, the settings window can be closed and try to load or refresh the problem page. If the problem after cleaning has not disappeared, choose a longer period.
After clearing the cache, the first time pages that were loaded earlier quickly may load more slowly. This is normal. As soon as the cleared cache stores them in its storage, everything will be restored. Well, if you are the creator of a blog onWordpress, the cache must be cleaned after each change in the editor code, so as not to wonder why you did something, but nothing has changed.