How to Hard Refresh and Reload a Page in Edge Computer?

Learn how to hard reload and refresh the website page in the Edge computer browser. The hard refresh clears cache storage and re-download from the site server.

There are always some or the other technical issues that we face when using a website or browsing through the internet. It can happen to anyone. It could be a case that your browser is not responding or content that we posted is not reflecting, etc.

It can also be an issue with the web browser or website server. If we know that the website is fine but our browser is clogged with too much cache, then hard refresh often helps.

There are two types of refresh: soft refresh and hard refresh. The soft refresh just reloads the page without deleting any cache storage from the browser.

On other hand, hard refresh or hard reload will typically try to download the new files and delete the existing data from the browser cache. This helps in resolving the most common issue for the websites not responding or displaying the same old page content.

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The Microsoft Edge computer browser does support hard refresh where it deletes all the cookies and cache of the website.

How to Hard Refresh and Reload in Edge for Computer?

The Edge Chromium browser hard refresh will remove the cache and cookies stored in the browser. It helps in removing absolute user experience and downloads the fresh files from the webserver.

Here are the steps to hard refresh in Edge browser on a computer:

  1. Launch the Microsoft Edge browser on your computer.
  2. Open the Website that you want to hard refresh.
  3. Press and hold the Ctrl (windows) or Cmd (mac) button on the keyboard.
  4. Hit on the reload arrow icon on the browser next to the URL bar.

Reload and Hard Refresh in Edge on Computer

This will completely hard reload the webpage and help in loading the new assets and files from the server.

The data stored in the browser cache is deleted along with images, static assets, etc. and the browser will request new files from the server giving a cleaner experience.

Bottom Line: Hard Reload Edge Browser

The Microsoft Edge browser hard refresh delete cache and cookies storage for the site. However, if you want to delete the entire cache and cookies for all the sites from the browser, you can do so.

When I have issues with page loading or the elements within the web page are not loading, I opt for a hard refresh. I most cases, this helps in resolving any website loading issues.

Similarly, you can also refresh the page in the Edge android browser. Though this will not complete a hard refresh, I find it useful to a greater extent.

What do think about using the hard refresh in Edge chromium computer? Did it help in resolving the errors? 

Lastly, here are the recommended web browsers for your computer and mobile phone that you should give a try.

Chrome WindowsChrome MacChrome iOSChrome AndroidFirefox Linux
Firefox WindowsSafari MacSafari iOSEdge AndroidChrome Linux
Edge WindowsFirefox MacEdge iOSSamsung InternetEdge Linux

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