Your computer device saves content and data in the form of temporary files when you browse the internet. Hence, it is important to clear your browser’s cache periodically to improve the browser’s performance and your overall browsing experience.
Ideally, one should select and clear the following temporary data from the browser for the entire time range. However, you can alter it according to your system requirements:
- Browsing history
- Download history
- Cookies and other site data
- Cached images and files
Here are steps to clear the cache for some widely used desktop browsers:
- Click on the three vertical dots icon on the top-right corner of your browser, and select More Tools > Clear browsing data.
You can also use the key combination: CTRL+SHIFT+DEL. This will also lead you to the Clear browsing data pop-up menu.
- Click on Advanced. Select the time range and data, and click on Clear Data.
- Click on the hamburger button (an icon that looks like three horizontal bars) on the top-right corner of the page and click on Library > History > Clear Recent History.
You can also use the key combination: CTRL+SHIFT+DEL. This will also lead you to the Clear Recent history pop-up menu.
- Select the time range and history data, and click on OK.
- To clear cache:
- Click on Safari > Preferences
- On the menu that pops-up, click on Advanced
- Select the checkbox for Show Develop menu in Menu Bar.
- A Develop menu is now available on the top. Click on Develop > Empty Cache.
- Restart your browser.
- To clear history:
- Click on History > Clear History
- Select the desired time range, and then click Clear History.
- Click on Settings and More (a three-dotted horizontal line) from the top-right corner, and click on Settings.
- Click on Privacy and Services from the left side panel.
- Click on Choose what to Clear within Clear Browsing Data.
- Select the time range and data you want to clear from the cache and click on Clear Now.