Cache Clearing for Mac’s (Apple)

Here are the steps you need to take to clear your browser cache if you are working on an Apple Mac. We often get calls from our clients saying, “I don’t see the changes you (or I) made!” If there is no obvious reason for this, and if we are seeing the changes, we usually ask the client to clear their browser’s cache.  This happens enough that we thought we should leave instructions through a blog post. The “Cache” is a browser’s temporary storage area where it saves images and files from the web pages you visit. This helps the page will load faster next time you access it. The problem is that when you are making or reviewing changes to your website, you obviously need to see the very latest version of the page. Clearing your cache allows you to see the most recent version of the website.

One quick tip to request a fresh version of a web page: Hold down the Shift Button when clicking the Refresh Button

A recommended link: 14 ways to clear your cache.

We recommend using FireFox to view WordPress sites, but here are instructions FireFox, IE and Chrome. from:

Useful link: http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-clear-firefox-cache

Apple Firefox: Clear the cache

  1. On the menu bar, click on the Firefox menu and select Preferences…
  2. Select the Advanced panel.
  3. Click on the Network tab.
  4. In the Cached Web Content section, click Clear Now.
  5. Close the Preferences window

You can set Firefox to automatically clear the cache when Firefox closes:

  1. On the menu bar, click on the Firefox menu and select Preferences…
  2. Select the Privacy panel.
  3. In the History section, set Firefox will: to Use custom settings for history.
  4. Select the check box for Clear history when Firefox closes.
  5. Beside Clear history when Firefox closes, click the Settings… button. The Settings for Clearing History window will open.
  6. In the Settings for Clearing History window, click the check mark box next to Cache.
  7. Click OK to close the Settings for Clearing History window.
  8. Close the Preferences window

Apple’s Safari:

  1. From your Safari menu bar click Safari > Preferences then select the Advanced tab.
  2. Select:  Show Develop menu in menu bar
  3. Now from the menu bar click Develop >  Empty Caches

Chrome for Apple: Delete your cache and other browser data

You have control over your browsing data. This data includes things like your browsing and download history and saved form data. Use the “Clear browsing data” dialog to delete all your data or just a portion of your data, collected during a specific period of time.

Delete all your data

  1. Click the Chrome menu Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
  2. Select Tools.
  3. Select Clear browsing data.
  4. In the dialog that appears, select the checkboxes for the types of information that you want to remove.
  5. Use the menu at the top to select the amount of data that you want to delete. Select beginning of time to delete everything.
  6. Click Clear browsing data.

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