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How do I clear my cache? (And what the heck is a cache?)

Every web browser has a folder where files are stored for every web page you visit. The files are images, style information, etc., that tell the browser how to display the page. Every time you visit a web page, your browser checks to see if it has a copy of the files already stored in the cache, which allows it to display the page faster. This can be really great, until you find yourself trying to view a change on a web page that doesn’t seem to show up even though you’re sure you saved it.

Because browsers are all a little different, there’s no one set of instructions for clearing your cache. However, you can find very helpful information specific to your browser by visiting

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