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Still Google Chrome[edit]

The line that says: "or: hit Ctrl+Alt+Del and check Empty the cahe from the checkbox list and click Clear browsing data." shouwld be: "or: hit Ctrl+Shift+Del and check Empty the cahe from the checkbox list and click Clear browsing data.", I will made the change.--JotaCartas (talk) 22:28, 14 January 2010 (UTC)

Cache Auto-Bypass?[edit]

Is there a way (either Wikimarkup or HTML) to code for a page to bypass any cache of itself it may have and load a fresh copy? -RadicalOneContact MeChase My Tail 05:48, 2 February 2010 (UTC)

Edit request on 22 June 2013[edit] (talk) 14:51, 22 June 2013 (UTC)

Not done: please be more specific about what needs to be changed. --Redrose64 (talk) 16:12, 22 June 2013 (UTC)

Edit request on 22 June 2013[edit] (talk) 14:51, 22 June 2013 (UTC)

Not done: please be more specific about what needs to be changed. --Redrose64 (talk) 16:12, 22 June 2013 (UTC)

Browser order[edit]

The browsers should be ordered alphabetically. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:11, 17 January 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 7 February 2014[edit] (talk) 12:59, 7 February 2014 (UTC)

Not done: as you have not requested a change.
If you want to suggest a change, please request this in the form "Please replace XXX with YYY" or "Please add ZZZ between PPP and QQQ".
Please also cite reliable sources to back up your request, without which no information should be added to any article. - Arjayay (talk) 19:43, 7 February 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 3 September 2014[edit]

Much of this has been taken directly from a number of academic sources with no real understanding, expansion of concepts or logical restructuring, the whole area of Quantum Computing needs to be written by someone who actually teaches in this field. There is so much direct plagiarism of certain topics such as explaining the mathematics of a Qubit in language that is meaningful, the whole topic needs to be reworked. Citations are missing, specific to the Qubit mathematics this article and most hyperlinks explain nothing to the broader audience Wikipedia actually serves.

The mathematical explanations likely offer little value to the layperson, and could be expressed in written English to more effect.

Yes, it is a challenging subject, but this is clearly not good enough. (talk) 19:16, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: Thanks for you feedback, but there are no specific requests (eg "change X to Y") so I'm marking this as answered. Stickee (talk) 02:32, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 11 December 2014[edit]

The instructions for Google Chrome on OSX are incorrect. They only instruct the users to refresh not refresh to bypass cache.

  • Hold down ⌘ Cmd key and then press R key.

should be

  • Hold down ⌘ Cmd key + ⇧ Shift key and then press R key [1]


  1. ^ "Chrome Keyboard Shortcuts". Chrome. Retrieved 8 December 2014.  External link in |website= (help)

EHLOVader (talk) 20:21, 11 December 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done PaleAqua (talk) 03:41, 12 December 2014 (UTC)

Cmd + F5 for firefox on a mac?[edit]

The instructions prominently provide this and specifically for "In Firefox for Mac" but for that invokes voiceover, whereas to refresh it's ⌘ Cmd+r. If you google <firefox mac and "cmd f5"> Most of the results are for turning on voiceover. Is this maybe an artifact from long ago?--Fuhghettaboutit (talk) 05:52, 12 December 2014 (UTC)

Wouldn't be surprised. Firefox wasn't that Mac friendly way back ( it's one of the reasons for the Chimera/Camino browser which used the Gecko engine but with better Mac style shortcuts etc. was popular back then. ) I don't have Firefox installed anymore so can't double check myself, but looks like it now is ⌘ Cmd+⇧ Shift+R to Reload (override cache). While plain reload ( which might not reset the cache ) is either ⌘ Cmd+R or F5, though many Mac keyboards these days need a fn in their also to type F5 with default settings. At least when I check Mozilla's support page (Note that page auto-detects OS and shows different shortcuts based on the OS.) PaleAqua (talk) 08:24, 12 December 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 6 March 2015[edit] (talk) 08:53, 6 March 2015 (UTC)

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: as you have not requested a change, but I suspect you are in the wrong place, as this page is only to discuss improvements to Wikipedia:Bypass your cache.
If you want to suggest a change, please request this in the form "Please replace XXX with YYY" or "Please add ZZZ between PPP and QQQ".
Given the nature of this page, you will also need to reach consensus before any significant changes are implemented. - Arjayay (talk) 09:09, 6 March 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 16 March 2015[edit]

I believe that one line should be updated. Specifically, "Ctrl + F5" also applies to Firefox (I read somewhere in the version saying "not for Firefox"). Please check if my understanding is true. Thanks. [1]


Davidtaiwan (talk) 06:28, 16 March 2015 (UTC)

Probably was supposed to be "not for Firefox on Mac". Windows/Linux has both Ctrl+F5 and Ctrl+Shift+R, while on the Mac version it is only Command+Shift+R. PaleAqua (talk) 07:48, 16 March 2015 (UTC)
 Done I updated based on [1] and [2], note that those pages change depending on OS used to view them. Was half tempted to use the unicode character (⟳) next to the reload button but not sure if it would show up correctly in all OSes.PaleAqua (talk) 08:10, 16 March 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 10 August 2015[edit]

Umesh gahlawat (talk) 19:26, 10 August 2015 (UTC)

Red question icon with gradient background.svg Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. Ivanvector 🍁 (talk) 21:40, 10 August 2015 (UTC)

Microsoft Edge[edit]

Instructions for Microsoft Edge should be added. GeoffreyT2000 (talk) 23:29, 18 August 2015 (UTC)

I came to this page to ask for exactly the same thing as User:GeoffreyT2000 did. He wrote over a half-a-year ago. I, too, think Edge should be added to the page where appropriate. Thank you. --Hordaland (talk) 01:14, 26 April 2016 (UTC)
stronger push for this, hope it attracts the right kind of editor CapnZapp (talk) 16:31, 25 September 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 24 January 2016[edit]

I would like Wikipedia to add an article under the title: Predictive Emissions Monitoring System (PEMS). The PEMS is a system that provides continuous air emissions data recording and report generation. PEMS offer cost benefits with lower capital expenditures as well as lower operational and maintenance cost than continuous emissions monitoring system (CEMS). PEMS utilize process inputs to offer continuous, real-time monitoring of source emitted pollutants such as NOx, SO2, CO, HC or diluents like O2. PEMS are generally usable for all gas- and oil-fired emission sources in lieu of CEMS.

Currently, Wikipedia lists an article titled Portable emissions measurement system which is also abbreviated as (PEMS)

The proposed/new PEMS article can be added under the Engineering category.

Thank you. SSoufan (talk) 06:21, 24 January 2016 (UTC) Safwan Soufan SSoufan (talk) 06:21, 24 January 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 15 December 2016[edit]

2A02:C7D:BBA8:6C00:5CCB:A26B:5027:E074 (talk) 20:49, 15 December 2016 (UTC)
Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. 🔯 Sir Joseph 🍸(talk) 21:44, 15 December 2016 (UTC)

Add Table that summarizes methods[edit]

I would like to add a table to the "Bypassing cache" section that displays the methods in a way that (hopefully) makes it easier to identify the most universal methods. Something like this:

IE Chrome Chrome Mac Firefox Firefox Mac Safari
Shift+Reload Y Y Y Y Y
Ctrl+F5 Y Y Y
Ctrl+Reload Y Y
Cmd+Shift+R Y Y
Ctrl+Reload Y
Shift+F5 Y
Ctrl+Shift+R Y

Evan78 (talk) 22:51, 5 February 2018 (UTC)Evan78

 Not done: Seems redundant. — MRD2014 Talk 03:18, 17 February 2018 (UTC)

Improving the ability to find this page on a web search[edit]

This page contains great information, but there are barriers to someone trying to find this information on the web. Similar terms (though perhaps not identical) for bypass cache are "refresh cache" or "hard cache" (which is refreshing cache for one particular page- which is exactly what the keyboard shortcuts in this article achieve). Is it possible to put the terms "refresh cache" or "hard cache" in this article so it will come up easier in a Google search? (If wiki pages are edited for keywords, then adding these terms as keywords would be helpful as well.)

Reason for this post: I spent hours searching the web on how to refresh my cache using a Mac for a specific page using any of the popular web browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, Opera. (I'm creating a website and I need to see how the pages look after I have edited changes). Though it is easy to find this information for a Windows PC (Control-F5), it is very difficult to find this for a Mac. I was searching the terms "refresh cache", "hard cache", but not the term "bypass cache". (Bypass cache is an interesting term, in that it is suggestive of "going around the cache", with the cache still existing, where to my understanding, the cache is being deleted.) Nevertheless, a very knowledgeable tech person told me how to clear the cache for a webpage for a Mac on Chrome using Cmd-Shift-R. The only way I found this wiki page was that subsequently my curiosity led me to do a Google search of "mac clearing cache in chrome Command-Shift-R".

Summary: The information on this page is very useful. Some method of improving this pages visibility for searches done on this topic would be quite useful. Er7373 (talk) 14:29, 8 February 2018 (UTC)

As it happens, "bypass your cache" was a title I came up with (according to the archive, it was over a decade ago!) because people were referring to it as "clearing your cache", which is far more misleading, and led to some very muddled instructions on the page. Browser help pages often refer to it that way, labelling buttons and keyboard shortcuts as "Refresh" vs "Refresh (bypassing cache)", but I agree that "refresh your cache" could also have worked.
Anyway, I'm surprised to find that not even "hard refresh" was mentioned at all as an alternative term, so have added an "also known as" sentence into the introduction. - IMSoP (talk) 14:44, 2 June 2018 (UTC)


This is not ok. Katiesoldit24 (talk) 18:07, 21 August 2018 (UTC)