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Hard Refresh a Page in Firefox on a Mac (Ctrl+F5)

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Hard Refresh a Page in Firefox on a Mac (Ctrl+F5)

If you’re reading this chances are you’ve probably already learned that Ctrl + F5 in Firefox  on Mac OSX opens the screen reader. Typically in most browsers Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer etcetera, Ctrl + F5 hard refreshes the page. Meaning that the browser does not read any of the information on the page from cache, instead it downloads everything fresh. The correct command to do a hard refresh in Firefox on a page (force the page to reload all data) is “Cmd (Apple) + Shift + R”. This only works on Firefox, not in Safari.

If you need to disable the screen reader press Ctrl + F5 again and it should turn off.

I learned this while working on a client for our Fort Myers Business IT Tech Support Company

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  • Posted at 5:44 pm, July 9, 2009

    Wow. Thanks a lot for this. I just switched from Windows and I had no idea how to do this since it’s really annoying to clear the cache manually each time you want a hard refresh, even with the web developer toolbar. You da man!


  • Posted at 4:06 pm, April 26, 2011

    No wonder this comes as a first result in google. Thank you very much!!

  • gina
    Posted at 12:54 pm, November 24, 2011

    Great tip thanks!

  • Andrey Tkachenko
    Posted at 7:20 am, August 2, 2014

    After disable screen reader, hotkey Ctrl+F5 in firefox is not work 🙁

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