Browser Hard Refresh


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Resources like javascript or CSS style sheets are cached by your browser so they don’t have to be downloaded from the server every time a page is requested. This is good for performance.

When we release a new version of Monad all the javascript and css files are requested with a new version, so any changes are picked up.

Occasionally we make small changes to CSS or javascript, to fix a display issue for a particular customer, outside of a new version. To get this change to show up for someone that has visited the page before and has the cached version, we need to tell the browser to do a “hard refresh”, or to fetch everything again from the server instead of using the cached version.

How to do hard refresh on various browsers?

Chrome:

Quick hard refresh can be done by using the following short cut keys

Windows/Linux:

  1. Hold down Ctrl and click the Reload button.
  2. Or, Hold down Ctrl and press F5.

Mac:

Hold ⇧ Shift and click the Reload button.
Or, hold down ⌘ Cmd and ⇧ Shift key and then press R.

Mozilla Firefox and Related Browsers:

Windows/Linux:

  1. Hold the Ctrl key and press the F5 key.
  2. Or, hold down Ctrl and ⇧ Shift and then press R.

Mac:

  1. Hold down the ⇧ Shift and click the Reload button.
  2. Or, hold down ⌘ Cmd and ⇧ Shift and then press R.

Internet Explorer/Edge:

  1. Hold the Ctrl key and press the F5 key.
  2. Or, hold the Ctrl key and click the Refresh button.

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