Force Refresh in Safari

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by tek, Jun 26, 2004.

  1. tek macrumors regular

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    Does anyone know how to do a 'Force refresh' in safari?

    The same way shift+reload does in Mozilla-based products and control+refresh does in Internet Explorer.

    My problem is that i'm behind a forced ISP proxy server, which has a lovely habit of caching my stylesheets for days on end. I can get past the cache of the actual .html page by tagging something like ?sdfsdf onto the end of the URL, but for things included in the html it's a totally different matter.

    When I used to use windows, i could just control+refresh to do something funky to get it to poke the proxy server and make it grab fresh copies of the documents, but I have had no such luck with Safari!

    Anyone?
     
  2. BWhaler macrumors 68020

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    Hold down the option key while clicking on the refresh icon in the toolbar.
     
  3. DJY macrumors 6502a

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    Isn't it the Apple key (well that little curly symbol on the apple key) and R to force a reload of a page?
     
  4. stevehaslip macrumors 6502a

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    yep apple+r refresh
    if you look in the view menu it tells you ;) but you dont often look there, i dont
    :)
     
  5. DJY macrumors 6502a

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    #5
    Being a new switcher, I am looking all over the place to ways to do things!

    And coming from a WinDoze / Pee Cee background - I am a big fan of fast and efficient short cut keys... and normally things are so hard to do!
     
  6. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    In my experience, simply clicking refresh fetches a new copy of the page (regardless of browser) when I'm behind one of those caching proxy servers. After the page loads, if I know it's outdated, I just press the refresh button, and it fetches the latest page, complete with current JavaScript/stylesheets. I suspect that the problem may be with Safari itself, as I've heard on these forums about issues where Safari wouldn't let go of its cache of a particular stylesheet for several weeks, just like you describe.
     

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