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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 :)

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Last Post by rproffitt
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I'm going with yes, something is up (or down.)

Test like this: Open an incognito windows then Ctrl-F5 in your normal window and see if it shows different results from an Incognito window,

I haven't dug into this but on another forum, I hit the link, no update. Hit it again and a 404, hit it again and the content shows up. Next time I'm going to have to try the Incognito test.

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Wether or not an incongnito window will clear the cache with cmd-R (mac) or Ctrl-f5 (windows) it used to work within a 'normal' window before too. I'm just baffled why it doesn't anymore.

Edited by gentlemedia

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I usually do a clear with CTRL-SHIFT-DEL. What happens when you try that?

I'm on a Mac, so I can't try that out now. I'm not even sure if Chrome on Windows has this issue too.

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@gentle. Is there a site we can test this for you? The site I see it only does it under certain conditions and it may be site specific. But my bet is something's up both site and Chrome.

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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.

Edited by gentlemedia: typos all over the place

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Since no clues are showing up, I wonder, could be a CDN caching the content? I mean you tried the incognito and now it's spread to other computers.

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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.

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I've Googled high and low, but couldn't find an answer yet. What you've found was already the case for OS X, but now CMD (⌘) + R doesn't change the CSS or new images.

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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.

Edited by gentlemedia

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Why does this remind me of the Chromega III wristwatch? "It's like asking a stranger for the time!"
I didn't have an Apple handy to try this out.

Thanks Jim.

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