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How to Clear Browser Cache

Browser cache negatively affects browsing experience by making you not to see updated content on a website.This could be disastrous in this age where information is everything. However, it is important to note that browser cache was initially developed to improve browsing experience. Its function is to temporarily store web documents, such as HTML pages and images, to reduce bandwidth usage, server load, and perceived lag. However, when you start noticing functional problems due to conflict between stored and live content, you should clear it by following the step by step instructions outlined in this TokoHow article on

how to clear a browser cache.


Method 1

1. How to Clear Browser Cache on Firefox 33

Open your Firefox browser and locate the menu icon.

The menu icon is normally found at the top right hand of the program page and it is represented with three horizontal lines. Click on the menu icon and choose options from the dialogue box displayed. Alternatively, locate 'tools' from the uppermost bar of the Firefox browser and then choose options.
Most times, you will discover that options is not listed as one of the items in the menu, what you have to do is to add it. To do that, click Customize and drag Options from the list of Additional Tools and Features over to the Menu.
The item labelled tools in the menu might be labelled differently on other operating system. For instance, it is labelled Preferences instead of tools on Mac. So, if you are using Mac, click on Preferences and then select options.

2. Select the Privacy Tab From the Window Displayed After Clicking on Options

A new window will come up on clicking the privacy tab, locate History section of that window and click on the Clear Your Recent History link. A window will appear demanding you to determine the time range of the browsing history that you want to clear. Choose the time range to clear to everything.
Locate the already checked boxes which contain the category of items that you might want to clear. Unchecked all the boxes except the one that was labelled cache.

3. Proceed to Clear the Browser Cache

After unchecking the other boxes apart from the cache, click on clear now button to conclude the whole process of clearing

browser cache on Firefox.

The Firefox program might hang for a while if the cache file is large. It is a good practice to restart the browser after this operation. It is important to note that once you clear any part of your browser history (cache included), it cannot be undone.

Method 2

2. How to Clear Browser Cache on Internet Explorer

Open the Browser and Click on the Browser Settings

The settings of Internet Explorer is located at the top right corner of the program window. Its icon normally takes the shape of a gear. Click on the gear icon to open the settings menu of the browser. From the window that appeared, select safety and then choose delete browsing history.
Opening the delete browsing history window can as well be achieved with key combinations. Look below to see the keys that you should press to execute that operation. Ctrl + ⇧ Shift + Delete.






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