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A hard refresh is a way of clearing the browser's cache for a specific page to force it to load the most recent version of a page. It is similar to the "purge article" feature on a Wiki. Sometimes, when changes are made to the website, they do not register immediately due to caching. A hard refresh will usually fix this, though occasionally completely clearing the cache is necessary.

How to do a Hard Refresh

Google Chrome


  • Hold down Template:Kp and click the Reload button. Be careful not to hold Template:Kp on Chromebook, or it will rotate the internal display.



Internet Explorer


Hold down Template:Kp and click the Reload button on the toolbar.[factually inaccurate?]

Mozilla Firefox and Related Browsers



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