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Clearing your browser cache


Most browsers enable caching so that pages load faster. If the page doesn't refresh properly you will not see the newest page. (If you are one of my students and you are not seeing the new lesson, then the browser is showing you an older cached page.) Here is how to force it to reload and show the lastest version of the page:

First try this:

PC: Hold the control key and clicking the refresh icon on the tool bar.

Mac: Hold the command key and click the refresh icon on the tool bar.

If that fails to load the new page, you need to empty the browser cache. Each browser does this a little differently:

PC - Internet Explorer

  1. Go to Menu > Tools
  2. Choose Internet Options
  3. Choose the General Tab
  4. Choose Temporary Internet Files
  5. Choose Delete Files
  6. Click OK to empty the cache.

Mac - Safari

Open the Safari Menu and choose Empty Cache. Click OK.

PC - Netscape

  1. Open Tools from the menu bar
  2. Click on Edit
  3. Choose Preferences
  4. Click Advanced
  5. Click Cache
  6. Click Clear Disk Cache
  7. Click OK to empty the cache.

Mac - Firefox

  1. Open the Firefox menu and choose Preferences
  2. Choose Privacy, then click the arrow by Cache.
  3. Click the Clear button
  4. Click OK

PC - Opera

  1. Go to Tools > Preferences
  2. Click Advanced
  3. Choose History
  4. Beside Disk Cache, click the Empty Now button
  5. Click OK

Mac - Opera

  1. Open the Opera menu and choose Preferences
  2. Choose Advanced
  3. Choose History
  4. Beside Disk Cache, click the Empty Now button
  5. Click OK

PC - Firefox

  1. On the menu bar choose Tools
  2. Click Privacy
  3. Click the plus sign beside Cache and click the Clear button
  4. Click OK

Mac - Netscape

  1. Go to Edit > Preferences > Advanced
  2. Choose Cache
  3. Click Clear Disk Cache Now
  4. Click OK.

PC - Mozilla

  1. Go to Edit > Preferences
  2. Under Category, choose Advanced.
  3. Under Advanced, choose Cache.
  4. Click the Clear Cache button
  5. Click OK.

Mac - Internet Explorer

  1. Go to Explorer menu and choose Preferences.
  2. Choose Web Browser, and in the Cache section, click the Empty Now button.
  3. Click OK.

 

Photoshop Elements 3.0 Questions and Answers

I have started a page here about the new version of Photoshop Elements. If you have a question that is not answered there, email me!

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Page updated on May 10, 2005