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I am developing a simple HTML/CSS only site locally.

Annoyingly (and weirdly) Chrome is taking ages to refresh the page after I make changes - around 5 - 7 secs.

Computer is fine, as is internet connection. Sites online load normally.

Would anyone know why this is occurring and how to fix it (if possible)?


(Running Chrome 30.0.1599.69)

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This is a problem with the local server like IIS.. which local server you are using ? – niry Oct 9 '13 at 11:04
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Found it was because I was linking out to Googles hosted JQuery library. It doesnt like loading that from local for some reason.

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I know this is old, just wanted to let you know what fixed it for me.

If you're hosting locally, your code may look something like this:


Add in the http: to the src attribute or chrome is going to look for the jQuery library locally.


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After months, I finally found the solution to this problem on my case. The following html tag was making it very slow on Chrome and IE, but not Firefox (locally):

<meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge,chrome=1">

Since I'm not that worried about compatibility I just removed it.

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