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I'm currently tweaking the CSS layout for the printed version of my Blog. A huge problem with that is: FireFox caches the print CSS (the one with media="print") and does not reload it, so changes to it are not visible.

The usual CTRL+F5 does not work in the print-preview page and I don't want to clear the whole browser cache every time I updated my print CSS.

Any way to quickly see the changes to the print-CSS file?

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Firefox extention to reload just the css.. addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/css-reloader –  tao Jul 27 '12 at 2:11
@tao that seems to work. Add it as an answer and I'll accept it. –  Lukas Knuth Jul 27 '12 at 17:58
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Firefox extention to reload just the css..

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Try to press: Ctrl+Shift+R or Ctrl+F5 on Windows, CMD+Shift+R on Mac. It will reload page, overriding the cache. This is sometimes called a “forced reload”.

If not, go to that CSS link directly and refresh it from there.

If not, try to add at the end of the CSS URL question mark with something like '?a' or something else, browser will "think" it's a dynamic page and it'll force to reload it.

The last method is (as you already mentioned) to clear the cache by Ctrl-Shift-Backspace (or Delete, depending on your system).

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On the current Firefox (26.0), Shift-F5 brings up the Profiler panel of the Web Developer tools, and Ctrl-Shift-F5 does nothing. –  Stijn Jan 27 at 13:48
Try: Ctrl+Shift+R instead. –  kenorb Jan 28 at 10:52
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