What to do when a JavaScript custom solution is no longer working?

Posted By Posted by: Cheston Hsu on August 13, 2019

JavaScript is a fantastic method of adding custom features and designs to a website. But what if a developer instructs you that there is a new update, but you are not seeing the changes on your browser? This could be because the web browser is still using the old cached version of the JavaScript. A way to fix this is to clear your browsers cache.

Below are the methods to clear a cache for various browsers:

Internet Explorer

Step 1: Open Internet Explorer, and click on the cog icon on the top right-hand corner of the window

Step 2: Click on “Internet Options”

Step 3: On the “General” tab, underneath the “Browsing History” section, click “Delete…”

Step 4: Choose the items that you wish to delete, but the two checkbox that must always be selected are “Temporary Internet files and website files” and “Cookies and website data”. Once the items have been ticked, click “Delete” and close the browser.

Microsoft Edge

Step 1: Open Microsoft Edge and on the top right-hand corner click the three dots and click “Settings”

Step 2: On the new menu select the lock icon and underneath “Clear browsing data” click “Choose what to clear”

Step 3: Choose the items that you wish to delete, but the two checkbox that must always be selected are “Cached data and files” and “Cookies and website data”. Once the items have been ticked, click “Clear” and close the browser.

Google Chrome

Step 1: Open Chrome and press the three dots on the top right-hand corner. Then click “Settings”

Step 2: Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click “Advanced”

Step 3: Scroll down to the “Privacy and Security” section and click “Clear browsing data”

Step 4: On the “Basic” tab, first set the “Time range” as “All time”. Second, only tick “Cookies and other site data” and “Cached images and files” and finally click “Clear data”

Mozilla Firefox

Step 1: Open Mozilla Firefox and navigate to the top right-hand corner and press the three horizontal line symbol

Step 2: From the drop-down menu, click “Options”

Step 3: You will land on the “General” tab of the “Options” page, click on the tab called “Privacy & Security” located on the top left-hand corner.

Step 4: Under the section called “Cookies and Site Data” of the “Privacy & Security” tab click on “Clear Data…”

Step 5: On the “Clear Data” pop-up, ensure that the boxes for “Cookies and Site Data” and “Cached Web Content” are ticked and click “Clear”.


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