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WHy must I shut down firefox to get it to show changes in my web site? Safari has a refresh button that does this, but there isn'r any such thing in Firefx.

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I have changed the fonts on some of my web pages. I would like to preview them before quiting, but Firefox doesn't refresh teh pages. Changing to another site and then reopening my site doesn't do it, even though the pages show correctly on another computer. The only way the page will display the new changes is to shut Firefox down and reopen it. This makes it arduous when working on changes to my site.

Is there a setting or preference that will allow this?

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  • Clear the Cache

Press the <Alt> or <F10> key to bring up the tool bar. Followed by; Windows; Tools > Options Linux; Edit > Preferences Mac; application name > Preferences Then Advanced > Network > Cached Web Content: Clear Now

  • Refresh the web page.

Hold down the <Control> key, and press <F5>.

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You can reload web page(s) and bypass the cache to refresh possibly outdated or corrupted files.

  • Hold down the Shift key and left-click the Reload button
  • Press "Command + Shift + R" (Mac)
  • Press "Ctrl + F5" or press "Ctrl + Shift + R" (Windows,Linux)