Try this ‘one cool trick’ to clear your browser cache (on Daily Kos or anywhere else)

Note that I say “relatively easy”. This is because there are four different levels of clearing website data from your browser.

  1. update page
  2. Reload the page “hard”
  3. Empty cache → Minimum step required now
  4. Delete website data

I think we are all familiar with step one and maybe step two. It is performed by clicking on the small “circle” or “curl” icon in the URL window or pressing Cmd / Ctrl + R on your keyboard. Doing either of these will reload the page to fetch new site data, but in a somewhat superficial way. These are appropriate steps to take when the initial download is interrupted by a connection problem, perhaps, or because your screen freezes – relatively harmless and common situations. The second step, the “hard” update, is done by adding the shift key, and it’s a bit more comprehensive.

Step Four, “Delete Site Data” is probably familiar to you as well. This is what you do when you “clear the cache, including cookies” – which logs you out and deletes site data from Browser (Not, in particular, from our servers/site archives). This step certainly does the job, and is often required enough to make browsers easy to implement. You’ll need to sign in again after that, and all comments will be unread, but it makes everything shiny and clean.

So, using the fourth step will do the trick in this case as well. But for this ckeditor bug, it’s a bit more than you need to do. For those interested in expanding our troubleshooting repertoire, we’d like to explain how to do the third step, emptying your browser’s cache, which will solve the problem without logging you out or marking all comments as unread.

Special thanks to adamwhitley and elfling for their contributions to this post, although it is normal to apply the usual disclaimer.

Clear browser cache

Chrome

1 Click the menu icon at the top right.
2 go to More tools and click Clear browsing data Selection.
3 Change the file Time range to “all the time” and remove Browsing history, cookies and other site data.
4 Click File clear data button.

fire fox

1 In the menu bar at the top of the screen, click Firefox and select Preferences.
2 Select a file Privacy and security Team.
3 in Cookies and site data section, click clear data.
4 Removal Check mark in front of “Cookies and site data”
5 leave Cached web content Check the sign, and click Clear button.

Safari

1 Click on the Safari tab at the top left of the screen and choose Preferences from the dropdown menu.
2 click advanced from the popup menu.
3 At the end of the tab, select File View development Menu in the menu bar box and close the preferences menu.
4 Click File Develop Tab from the Safari menu at the top of the page.
5 click Empty caches from the dropdown menu.

edge

1 Open Microsoft Edge, select food menu (3 dots icon in the upper right corner of the browser) > Settings > Privacy and Services.
2 under Clear browsing dataDetermine Choose what you want to erase.
3 Select a file Cached images and files but not Check box “Cookies and other site data” then select Clear.

Of course, we are still glad to see you at the help desk should the need arise. But these troubleshooting techniques are worth keeping in your back pocket to pull out and apply when you have any issues with our site (or any other site, for that matter). We sincerely believe that it is desirable, and even fun, to continue learning about new ways to navigate with confidence and independence in our online environment. Thank you for coming with us!


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