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Hard Refresh and Reload a Web Page in Brave on a Computer

Are you trying to reload and hard refresh a page in the Brave browser on your computer? Learn how to perform a hard refresh to clear cache and reload content.

The Brave browser offers the option for simple refresh and the hard refresh feature. The refresh will reload the page; however, the hard refresh will clear the cache and download the page assets like images, CSS, JS, etc., from the origin server. The hard refresh is mainly used to eliminate page loading issues within the Brave browser.

Reload and Hard Refresh Page on Brave browser

Has it ever happened to you that you have been browsing a web page, and the page freezes? It’s frustrating. Maybe you were in the middle of doing something important, like working on your homework or reading an article. It happens to everyone, and you can not help it.

In this case, the only solution is to reload the page so that it reverts to its original state. A quick refresh often does the trick, and you can return to doing whatever you want.

But sometimes, the problem persists. What do you do then? In this case, you need to perform a hard refresh. A hard refresh quickly fixes most website loading problems.

This post will discuss how you can reload and hard refresh a page on the Brave browser since it is a well-liked browser.

Reloading a web page means that the most recent web page version is displayed. It is a relatively quick way of fixing things when the page freezes. One might even reload the web page if he has made specific changes to the settings. Reloading the page then reflects the changes.

A hard refresh clears the cache for a particular page in the browser. It works similarly to reloading a page and loading the newest version of the web page. Sometimes the caching on a website prevents the changes from being displayed. Clearing the cache solves the issue.

Reload Web Page

People often prefer to reload the web page instead of a hard refresh since it is easier. Everyone must know how to reload a page and easy shortcuts. Here are the steps for reloading a web page:

  1. Launch the Brave browser on your computer.
  2. Open the webpage that you need to reload.
  3. Click on the Reload reload arrow icon command from the address bar.
    Reload command in brave browser

The Brave browser will reload the page without clearing the cache or hard refresh. Alternatively, there are two other ways of reloading the page.

  • Right-click — we can right-click on the blank space for the context menu and select Reload option.
  • Keyboard shortcuts — we can keypress the Ctrl/Cmd + R keys at the same time for quick reloading the page.

Reload option in Right-click context menu

The page will be reloaded when you use any of the shortcuts. It will not delete the cache but reload the page.

Hard Refresh on Brave Browser

Performing a hard refresh on a page is a slightly lengthier process, but it works well when clearing out any page-loading issues. We can hard refresh a page by clearing its cache or deleting the entire cache within the Brave browser.

Here are the steps to hard refresh in the browser:

  1. Launch the Brave browser on your computer.
  2. Click on the More horizontal 3bar icon for options menu,
  3. Select More tools and choose the Clear Browsing Data option.
    Clear Browsing Data menu in More Tools on Brave BrowserIt will open the Clear browsing data window.
  4. Select Time Range from the drop-down and Cached images and files checkbox.
    Clear browsing data window with cache image and files selected for clear data on brave
  5. Hit on the Clear Data button.

It will delete the cache data from the Brave browser system.

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Note: hard-refreshing browser will initially load the websites slowly since the cache is clear. However, the subsequent visit will probably be smooth without any loading issues.

If you need to clear the cache of a single website, then you can visit the brave://settings/content/all and search for the site in the Brave browser. Select Clear data from the More options menu for a particular website.

Hard refresh and Clear data for selected site on Brave browser

It also has the option to Clear all data for the entire Brave browser.

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Pro-tip: You can keypress Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + R for hard-refreshing the webpage instead of site or browser.

Bottom Line

One of the most annoying things when viewing the page stops working. It may have happened that you were watching a fascinating YouTube video, and the page froze right as it was getting exciting, or you were in the middle of an important task.

The solution to this problem involves reloading the page or hard-refreshing the page. You can reload the page and even hard refresh the page on the Brave browser in a flash! Both reloading the page and hard-refreshing can be done anytime you want.

Sometimes reloading the page is enough, while sometimes, a hard refresh is needed; it mostly depends on the situation.

In this article, I have talked about reloading and hard-refreshing a web page in detail to help everyone comprehend it easily. Read the article and follow the steps if you frequently face the problem of web page freezing.

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Aksheya Gowekar

Aksheya Gowekar

Aksheya is a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing and pursuing a Master's degree. She is a technology and cloud computing enthusiast. She has 4+ years of experience in content editing and writing helpful guides on computing software, mobile applications, and browser technology. The Brave is her day-to-day browser. Connect with her on LinkedIn.

3 comments and feedback

  1. Any chance for just pressing Shift and clicking the F5 key (refresh) or Shift and click the reload button instead of trying to remember Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + R ? When one must use several different browsers on any given day, it’s a bit cumbersome to try and remember all the different methods for each browser.


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