I know most of you will be shocked, but I have a number of people I provide support to that are still using Internet ExplorerÂ as their default browser for viewing web pages. One problem that I seem to run into frequently with individuals that are still using Internet Explorer is that they don’t see the changes to web pages that I’m making and everything still appears broken.
The problem is that Internet Explorer is trying to be helpful and speed up your Internet viewing experience by showing you a cached copy of the page you’re viewing if you’ve been there recently. Good idea in theory, bad idea if the page you’re visiting changes frequently. Like when you’re working on fixing a problem and upload a new copy of the page?
Here’s a quick “How-To” for you to do to make sure that Internet Explorer is always downloading the latest copy of a page from the server.
Within Internet Explorer, got to “Tools > Internet Options” in your tool/menu bar.
You should see a screen like below:
- Once you’re on the Internet Options window
- Look for the “Browsing History” section and click on the “Settings” button
- Another window opens, now look for the “Temporary Internet Files” section and select the option for “Every time I visit the webpage”
- Click “OK” to save your changes