According to the Chrome Docs, the Ctrl/Shift+F5 keystroke is only supported on Windows.

Is there any keystroke I can do to fully reload a page without the cache on Chrome for Mac?


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Just to be sure I always check 'disable cache' in the developer tools settings(icons bottom right when developer tools is open). That forces to reload the cache all the time when your console is open. When it is closed it uses the cache again.

I find cmd+shift+r not reliable.

  • Michael thank you so much. I know, at these QA sites one should not say thank you. but this thing bugged me for weeks and its late here and i was annoyed and... thank you.
    – Christian
    Feb 1, 2014 at 21:13
  • It's been 5 years but it seems cmd + shift + R is still not working on Chrome 58. This article shows how to find the disable cache setting.
    – Gruber
    May 18, 2017 at 11:05
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    To clarify: on Chrome 66.0 and macOS, to disable browser cache (while DevTools are open), open your dev tools, focus/click on them -> press F1 (or just manually go to 'Settings' of devtools) -> Network section -> Disable cache (while DevTools are open)
    – Denialos
    Apr 23, 2018 at 10:06

User reports in Chrome 17 the bug is resolved bug report here in Linux, and the other post of the same request reports that cmd+shift+r forces a reload. I wasn't however able to find a 'from chrome support' response, or a definitive supported example of this in action.

Hope this helps

  • I haven't actually found a reliable way to test whether cache is skipped when reloading – have you?
    – slhck
    Feb 17, 2012 at 16:59
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    @slhck This answer is correct. Cmd-Shift-R or View » Force Reload This Page don't use the cache. Check in View » Developer » Developer Tools: No 304 Not Modified when force reloading.
    – Daniel Beck
    Feb 17, 2012 at 17:25
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    Just to point out, you don't see the Force Reload unless you hold down Shift while hovering over the menu.
    – jidar
    Feb 17, 2012 at 17:34
  • The feature's currently broken for me in the developer version (19), so I thought I'd mention this here.
    – slhck
    Feb 17, 2012 at 17:43
  • For the record this still does not ignore the cache as of Chrome 22, so I'm not sure "force reload" actually means "reload without cache".
    – devios1
    Oct 4, 2012 at 22:37

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