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Old 07-29-2013, 07:18 AM   #1
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I'm used to the browser actually reloading a page when you press F5, but it seems that F5, whatever it may mean in Chrome, doesn't mean reload.

It seems to be more along the lines of "Redraw what you've already got cached"

It about drove me nuts yesterday across two different projects. I'd put a new index.html page up on a site I'm working on, but Chrome refused to see it. Kept displaying the old page, no matter how often I F5'd or even shut it down, reopened, revisited the page.

"Typo? .htm vs .html? Wrong directory? I'm going mad?"

"OK, I've eliminated the others, it must be the 'mad' thing. So in keeping with that, I'll just fire up MSIE and ..."

It worked. Correctly. New page appeared.

Later, I went into Chrome's settings and deleted all history/cache/everything. Gave it the full-on "Dave's Daisy, Daisy" treatment. And it worked.

For a while. Then when I went onto another project, I couldn't get it to update a couple of pages in response to changes in the HTML or CSS files.

Finally, I noticed that right-click + Reload seems to work where F5 doesn't.

Has anyone else noticed this? Am I imagining things? And if so to the first and no to the second, what's the point of Chrome's F5? Keeping morons like me occupied and out of the CSS streets? (It does work, if so)

   
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Old 07-29-2013, 09:52 AM   #2
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It's not just you, Steve. I went to Chrome's support page and searched "F5 key", which turned up loads of complaints about this, dating back at least as far as January 2009, and ongoing.

The Mac users say that Command-R works fine. Is there a Control-R equivalent in Windows?

   
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Old 07-29-2013, 10:24 AM   #3
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Ctrl-R works fine in Windows and Linux.

   
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Seems to do the job ... thanks! To you and Bo(th).

   
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steve: Finally, I noticed that right-click + Reload seems to work where F5 doesn't.
This is like gmail always quoting the full email one is replying to with no option to not do that--I never quote the full email in a reply--and now, it's even worse with the latest changes in that you can't even see the quoted text unless you go back to the old compose method which displays a warning message that it will be going away soon...seems to me that Google is becoming more and more like Microsoft--"let us do your thinking for you"...'-}}

I'm seriously considering getting rid of both of my gmail accounts because I don't use them at all--I set up my accounts as required by Google when I was working for them...

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Have you tried CTRL + F5 which is said to force a redownload ? It's what I use normally with IE.

   
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According to a lot of the users on the Chrome support forum, CTRL F5 doesn't do the job, nor do any other variations (SHIFT F5, CTRL SHIFT F5, etc.).

   
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You can always keep the accounts but use some other email client to access them.

   
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OK -- It's not a browser I've used.

   
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Yes, that is an option. The only mail I receive at either of my gmail accounts is notifications from gmail about new! improved! changes that are never new! improved! so that's why I've been considering getting rid of both accounts but inertia prevails...'-}}

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