Clear browser cache

How to clear browser cache in Internet Explorer, Edge, Firefox, Safari, and Chrome

Browser caching makes the internet experience faster especially in Zambia when most of the internet services are so poor, slow and expensive. Browser caching stores webpage resource files on a local computer when a user visits a webpage. So the next time the user visit the same website the experience is adjusted to the user preferences.

 

Browser Cookies make things easier for most of us. A cookie is a small piece of data stored on the local computer while you keep browsing the internet. 

 

These valuables help to enhance the internet and browsing user experience. But their are times when these files are corrupt and need to be repaired. Or more importantly they become outdated. When they do you may experience browser errors like runtime error, buttons missing on the page, the action performed doesn’t respond appropriately and so on. 

Simply clearing the browser will fix a myriads of these problems

 

Internet Explorer 9, 10 and 11:

Go to Tools -> Safety -> Delete browsing history. Then uncheck the option for Preserve Favorites website data, tick the options for Temporary Internet Files and Cookies and click Delete.

Microsoft Edge:

Click the three dots button in the upper-right corner of the screen and select Settings from the drop-down menu. Under Clear browser data, select Choose what to clear. Check the boxes labeled Browsing history, Cookies and saved website data, Cached data and files and click the Clear button.

Firefox:

Go to History -> Clear Recent History. Choose the time range and the items you wish to clear and click Clear Now.

Safari:

Open Safari and go to Safari -> Empty Cache. Click Empty in the window that opens to clear the cache.

Chrome:

Access Chrome and go to Preferences -> Advanced ->  Clear Browsing Data. Select the items you want to delete, choose the period for which you want to delete them and click Clear Browsing Data.

After you clear the cache of your web browser you can additionally clear the local DNS cache of your computer:

How to clear the local DNS cache in Windows and Mac OS?

There are very few people in Zambia who use MacOS as the majority is windows but here is how to clear local DNS on both Operating Systems

Windows: ipconfig /flushdns

 

MacOS: dscacheutil -flushcache /killall -HUP mDNSResponder

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1 thought on “How to clear browser cache in Internet Explorer, Edge, Firefox, Safari, and Chrome

    Tom the Blogger

    (2019-07-12 - 11:03 am)

    These are interesting tips how surly make use of these for my PC