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The standard way (hamburger icon>Tools>Clear browsing data>Confirm) is slow, especially when you have to clear frequently during development. Currently, I hit F12 to bring up the Console, go to the network tab, and right click Clear cache, right click Clear cookies.

I have also tried extensions such as Cache Killer, but haven't found one I love.

Is there a faster way? One click for example?

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Not the fastest way, but just a good thing to know: if the dev tools are open, you can clear the cache and refresh the page by right clicking the refresh icon and clicking "empty cache and hard reload" –  Markasoftware Feb 27 '14 at 23:44

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I'm on Mac and this is the shortcut: Shift+Command+Delete.

On Windows, it's Ctrl+Shift+Delete.

This link gives you all shortcuts for Chrome: Chrome Support: Mac keyboard shortcuts

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I use the Chrome extension Clear Cache. It does the same as Chrome's own Clear Browsing Data dialogue, but you can assign a short cut (or just use the extension button next to the address bar) to it. I have mine set up to reload the page and remove any cache from the last hour by pressing Ctrl+Shft+R. It saves me a lot of time, not having to enter Chrome's dialogue, when editing a web site.

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While this doesn't apply to the cookies, in the F12 Developer Tools setting, you can choose to disable cache while the Developer Tools is open.

Open Developer Tools and select the settings button in the top right corner. On the General page you can check the box.

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This feature is built right into chrome. You don't need any extensions. If you bring up the developer console (F12) and press and hold the reload button you see a list of options.

  • Normal reload Ctrl+R or F5
  • Hard reload Ctrl+Shift+R
  • Empty cache and hard reload

So what you're looking for is the second one. Fastest shortcut.

Relevant question: What's the difference between “Normal Reload”, “Hard Reload”, and “Empty Cache and Hard Reload” in chrome?

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I use extension history eraser you can set it to delete about anything you want, cookies, history, cache etc. It works for me.


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Could you provide a link to this extension within your answer. Thanks –  Matthew Williams Mar 5 '14 at 12:37

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