I've noticed the last couple of weeks that a hard-refresh won't clear the cache anymore in Chrome... well to me and two clients of mine (we're all on a Mac by the way). Not sure either if there was an update to Chrome recently which might cause this now.
Did anyone else noticed this as well? I work with my developer tools always open, so my cache is disabled by default, but asking my clients to open developer tools before refreshig the page, I'd rather avoid :)
I have it with all the sites I work on at the moment which are 5 in total. Changes to my CSS won't appear anymore with a hard-refresh unless I clear the cache manually or when I have developer tools open which has cache disabled by default.
A friend of mine (also on a Mac) updates her portdolio site through a CMS and has now the same issue too in Chrome.
A hard-refresh in incognito window doesn't update my CSS too. And I didn't spread it to other computers :) Others (2 clients and a friend) on a Mac have it too with Chrome, so I'm sure it's not somethig with my system, but with Chrome on the Mac somehow. Anyways... I will report an issue at Chrome I guess.
Ok, I've googled with some other keywords and i found out that there is also a SHIFT-CMD-R to reload the page and this will (still) clear the cache. Not sure why CMD-R isn't enough anymore, but who cares :)
Jim was close with his Windows version (Ctrl-SHIFT-DEL) of it I guess.