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With the rush of new browser versions in the last couple of months, I had to refresh myself on two options that I commonly need. I thought it would be nice to put the methods to do these tasks in the most recent browsers all in one location. Enjoy!
Browser “cache” or “temporary Internet files” are your browser’s way of saving you time by not downloading web pages and graphics again that you have already seen. However, in my world of web development, being able to reset your Internet browser cache quickly is very important. When we make even the smallest change to a page or graphic, it almost always requires a complete page refresh by the client.
I guess I’m old fashioned, but I really like to have the “File, Edit, View, Favorites, Tools, Help” menu options at the top of each of my browsers, even if it does take up a little bit more vertical space of my monitor. The newest browsers make this setting pretty hard (and in Chrome’s case – impossible!) to find, so here’s the instructions:
As far as I can tell, there is no menu bar in Chrome! Shocker! All user activities are located under the “wrench” icon in the top right cornder instead (supposedly). Please comment below if you’ve found an add-in or work around!
If you’re using Windows 7 or Windows Vista, you now have an orange Firefox button that takes the most common functions and puts them in one menu.
The menu bar can be turned on or off in Windows Internet Explorer. Here’s how to display it: