Shift-F5 versus Ctrl-F5


  • Hi,
    I have been using Shift-F5 to do refresh on IE, but someone told me it is Ctrl-F5. Is there a difference or is it Meta-F5? Also, where are these bindings defined?
    thank you,

    Tuesday, December 01, 2009 11:55 PM


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  • The shortcut is CTRL+F5 for which will fetch a new version of the page from the server regardless of any local cache. Which is different from F5. A full list of shortcuts is at:
    Wednesday, December 09, 2009 8:32 PM
  • Is the problem with the my network here?
    Use  Fiddler2  to find out.   Ctrl-F5  causes requests to be made as if there is no cached version, so no checking is done.    F5 forces a check so if a server in the path is agreeing with the check the cached version is what would be used.  Some users have discovered that there are (unexpectedly) caching servers in between their client and the original host which acknowledge the check, apparently without actually knowing the state of the document on the host.
    Is there something wrong with the link? It cannot be opened.
    It prompts login by a Live ID, probably because it is marked as  �??Retired KB Content�?�.
    Robert Aldwinckle
    Saturday, September 18, 2010 12:57 PM
  • Interesting, I have also always used Shift-F5. Shift-F5 is listed as Chrome's ignore-cache-refresh shortcut.

    Are you saying that Shift-F5 does not do an ignore-cache-refresh on Internet Explorer (or Edge for that matter)?

    Tuesday, August 29, 2017 6:15 PM