Each time you access a file through your web browser, the browser caches (stores) it. In this way, the files (including any images on the page) do not have to be retrieved anew from the remote web site each time you click the
Forward buttons. You should periodically clear the cache to allow your browser to function more efficiently.
Though there may be slight variations between browser versions on Windows, Macintosh or Linux, the information below should be sufficient to help you find your browser's cache-clearing functions. Instructions for your browser:
Safetymenu at the top of the page.
Deletebutton, and wait for your computer to process this request. Once it is finished, your cursor should return and you can close out of the "Safety" menu.
Browsing history, click
Close, and then click
Toolsmenu (for version 4.x, the
Internet Optionsdialog box, click
Clear Recent History.
Time range to clear, choose
Details, and make sure that
Cacheis selected. You should deselect anything else in the list unless you know you want to delete it too.
Clear Private Data.
Cacheis selected, then click on
Clear Private Data Now.
Options..., and then click
Cachetab, and then click the
Clear Cache Nowbutton. In 1.0, next to
Cache, click the
Clearbutton, and then click
Privacy. In 2.0, click
Clear Now. In 1.5, click
Clear Cache Now. In 1.0, next to
Cache, click the
Clearbutton, and then
Emptyto confirm that you want to empty the cache.
Toolsmenu (appears as a little picture of a wrench in the upper right corner).
Clear browsing data....
Empty the cachecheckbox. If you do not wish to perform the other functions listed (such as clearing browser history or deleting cookies), make sure these other items are unchecked.
Clear data from this period:dropdown menu (if in doubt, select
Clear Browsing Databutton.