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Shift-F5 versus Ctrl-F5 RRS feed

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  • 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,
    ilikecoding

    Tuesday, December 1, 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:
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/306832
    Wednesday, December 9, 2009 8:32 PM
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  • 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�?�.
     
     
    HTH
     
    Robert Aldwinckle
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    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
  • 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)?

    This is in-line with the original question which was never answered.  What does Shift-F5 do as opposed to Ctrl-F5?  Early on we were instructed that Shift-F5 would do a non-cache refresh of the page.  Is this no longer the case?
    Thursday, September 28, 2017 8:31 AM
  • Just to clarify the list of shortcuts, it has been changed to this page:

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/15357/windows-internet-explorer-11-keyboard-shortcuts

    Wednesday, September 26, 2018 8:41 PM
  • the updated list is here:

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/15357/windows-internet-explorer-11-keyboard-shortcuts

    Wednesday, September 26, 2018 8:49 PM