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Websites not displaying properly? Errors?


Sometimes when one clicks on a website, the page does not display correctly or worse, and error shows up that states that the URL is not correct. This usually happens when web page moves its address.

Your web browser keeps a record of websites to help speed up loading times, but they don't always check for changes to the actual sites.

This blog entry will walk you through the steps to help you clear out your Cache. The Cache is the area in memory that holds onto old web pages. It should be routinely cleaned. And if you do this regularly, you will notice that websites will load faster and more accurately.

There are four main web browsers (programs that access web sites): Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and the older Internet Explorer. Below you will find instructions on how to clear the Cache on each of the browsers.

IMPORTANT NOTE: It is IMPORTANT that readers understand that the information presented below is for INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY. If you are uncomfortable doing any of the procedures below, then please do NOT do any of them. You are continuing to read AT YOUR OWN RISK. The Quogue Library (nor any of its agents or employees) is not responsible for anything that happens to your computer as a consequence of following the directions below. While normal use states that all will work well after you follow these instructions, we must again state that you proceed at your own risk and if something out of the ordinary happens, then you must seek out the help of a computer professional to assist you.

CHROME

The quickest and easiest way to clear cache settings in Chrome is to access the "Clear Browser Data" settings directly by typing a shortcut into the address bar.

But first... what is an address bar?

The pic below shows the address bar:

Next... Inside the address bar, you will erase what is there and replace it with the following (TYPE it in EXACTLY):

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