How to Force a Refresh in Google Chrome
This one is for all the developers who are still pulling their hair out because they can’t get Google Chrome to refresh the page.
I’m thinking that this mostly applies to sites that have an ‘expires-header’ set, but I could be wrong. Regardless of what the core issue is – you just want to refresh the damn page, so let’s get right to it.
Forcing Chrome to Refresh a Page
Step One – Open Up Dev Tools (ctrl + shift + i) or hit f12.
Next, click on the ‘network’ icon inside the dev tools bar, then look for the gear at the bottom right of the dev tools.
You are so close to solving this nightmare now. Click that gear icon and you’ll be presented with a bunch of options (many of which are supremely cool, but let’s not worry about all of that now).
Click the ‘Disable cache’ box under the Network heading – on the right side of the page.