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I am forced to use IE at work and it caches a notorious amount of pages. I understand that pressing SHIFT when hitting refresh forces it to reload the page from the server but I am unable to find a settings option to change the policy to do it on every page visit.

Is it possible to do and how is it done?

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What about safe mode? – Mowgli Feb 28 '13 at 16:47
whatever gets it to refresh every time. how do i do the safe mode? – amphibient Feb 28 '13 at 16:49
even SHIFT-Refresh doesn't work. i am running my own web server and when i shut it down, cached pages still display even with SHIFT. gawd, what a P.O.S. ! – amphibient Feb 28 '13 at 16:58
I mean you can always Google. Here is one… – Mowgli Feb 28 '13 at 17:04
Your using the wrong shortcut. The shortcut to force a refresh is actually CTRL+F5 – Ramhound Feb 28 '13 at 17:50
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[...] I am unable to find a settings option to change the policy [...]

Here it is:

  1. Click the Gear icon (upper right corner) and choose Internet Options.

  2. Go to General → Browsing history → Settings.

  3. Select Every time I visit the webpage and click OK.

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