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How to Hard Refresh or Reload a Web Page on Opera Browser

Opera browser has the feature to clear the cache and file storage of the website using hard refresh or hard reload. The hard refresh in opera can be easily performed using the keyboard shortcuts Ctrl + R in windows and Cmd + R in macOS to clear files of a website page. You can also visit browsing data settings to clear the cache.

We all love using Opera Browser for its unique feature, speed, and reliability. It is said to be faster than Google Chrome in many aspects.

The response time of the Opera browser is less, and it loads all the web pages comparatively faster than its contemporaries. That is the reason so many users around the globe trust it.

However, there are times when even the Opera browser may show some deformities. It may take longer than usual to load a web page or not load it at all. This may cause extreme frustration as you may not see any new updates. This may happen due to server overload or excess cache on your laptop.

The only solution is: hard refresh or reload the webpage.

Yesterday, my sister went through her laptop’s Instagram feed; she realized that no new updates were being added to the screen. She grew extremely frustrated and started nagging me. At last, I had to help her with the hard refresh option.

The hard refresh deletes the stored browser cache and redownloads the new files from the web server. Let’s check how we can hard refresh on the Opera browser —

Hard Refresh on Opera Mac

Mac users around the world have extensively used Opera. With the hard refresh, you can update any web page you want.

Here are the steps to hard refresh on Opera for Mac:

  1. Launch the Opera Browser on a mac computer.
  2. Open the web page that needs to be cleared.
  3. Keypress on the Command button along with the Option and R buttons on the keyboard.

Alternatively, we can press and hold the Shift key on your keyboard and simultaneously click on Refresh reload arrow icon within the Opera browser.

Reload command icon in Opera for Mac

Both methods will help you reload a web page that was not updating or lagging in speed. The steps are simple, and if followed well, the hard refresh can instantly occur on your computer or laptop.

Hard Reload on Opera Windows

Like macOS, the hard refresh can be performed easily on the Windows Opera browser. It will help you clear any page-loading issues instantly.

Here are the steps to hard refresh on Opera for Windows:

  1. Launch the Opera Browser on a personal computer.
  2. Open the desired web page.
  3. On your keyboard, press Ctrl + F5 button.

Alternatively, we also can keypress Ctrl + Shift + F5 on your keyboard or use the similar method as mentioned previously — Ctrl + Reload reload arrow icon option to hard refresh a web page.

Following the above steps, you can efficiently perform a hard refresh or reload a web page on Opera. Although the hard refresh will fix any underlying issues with the page loading, it may take some time on the first instance.

Bottom Line: Hard Refresh a Page on Opera

Opera Browser has been one of the most popular browsers in the world. With its easy-to-use UI, elegant design, and speed, it is still everyone’s favorite. One of the reasons for this popularity is its regular updates and attractive features.

One of its popular features is the hard refresh option that lets you see the new updates on a web page by clearing the cache and other disruptions causing browser overload.

After I told my sister how to use the hard refresh option on her Opera Browser for Windows, she was ecstatic. Now, she should see all the latest posts on Instagram without waiting long. I’ve provided the steps for both Mac and Windows computers.

Do you use the hard refresh on the Opera browser? What do you think about this feature?

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Ishika Sinha

Ishika is a Master of Arts in English and Literature. She is a passionate content creator and editor with 4+ years of experience in different domains, including the media and technology industry. She is an avid reader and social media expert. Connect her on LinkedIn.

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