Monday, February 20, 2017

Clear Javascript, CSS, and HTML web cache in Chrome

When developing Javascript code for web pages, the Chrome browser caches the Javascript code including cascading style sheets and HTML files. Any changes made to the code may not be reflected when the page is refreshed. I found this frustrating. That is, until I discovered that Chrome has a way to clear its cache before reloading the web page.

To enable this, do the following:

  1. Select Options (the 3 vertical dots icon on the top right) | More Tools | Developer Tools.

    The Developer Tools pane appears.
  2. Now, do a mouse-right click on the Reload Page icon, as shown in the screenshot below.

    A popup menu appears.

  3. Choose Empty Cache and Hard Reload.

    The cache is cleared and any any changes made to the code is reflected in the reloaded page.

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