Has it ever happened to you that you have been browsing a web page, and the page freezes? It’s frustrating. Maybe you were in the middle of doing something important, like working on your homework or reading an article. It happens to everyone, and you can not help it.

The only solution, in this case, is to reload the page so that it reverts to its original state. A quick refresh often does the trick, and you can go back to doing whatever you want.

But sometimes, the problem persists. What do you do then? In this case, you need to perform a hard refresh. A hard refresh quickly fixes most website loading problems.

This post will discuss how you can reload and hard refresh a page on the Brave browser since it is a well-liked browser.

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Reloading a web page means that the most recent web page version is displayed. It is a relatively quick way of fixing things when the page freezes. One might even reload the web page if he has made specific changes to the settings. Reloading the page then reflects the changes.

A hard refresh clears the cache for a particular page in the browser. It works similar to reloading a page and loads the newest version of the web page. Sometimes the caching on a website prevents the changes from being displayed. Clearing the cache solves the issue.

Page Reload on Brave Browser

People often prefer to reload the web page instead of a hard refresh since it is easier. Everyone must know how to reload a page and easy shortcuts.

Here are the steps for reloading a web page on the Brave browser:

  1. Launch the Brave browser on your computer.
  2. Open the webpage that you need to reload.
  3. Click on the Reload reload arrow iconreload arrow icon command from the address bar.
    Reload command in brave browserReload command in brave browser

The Brave browser will reload the page without clearing the cache or hard refresh. Alternately, there are two other ways of reloading the page.

  • Right-click — we can right-click on the blank space for the context menu and select Reload option.
  • Keyboard shortcuts — we can keypress the Ctrl/Cmd + R keys at the same time for quick reloading the page.

Reload option in Right-click context menuReload option in Right-click context menu

The page will be reloaded when you use any of the shortcuts. It will not delete the cache but reload the page.

Hard Refresh on Brave Browser

Hard refreshing a page is a slightly lengthier process, but it works well when clearing out any page loading issues. We can either hard refresh a page by clearing its cache or deleting the entire cache within the Brave browser.

Here are the steps to hard refresh a page on the Brave browser:

  1. Launch the Brave browser on your computer.
  2. Click on the More horizontal 3bar iconhorizontal 3bar icon for options menu,
  3. Select More tools and choose the Clear Browsing Data option.
    Clear Browsing Data menu in More Tools on Brave BrowserClear Browsing Data menu in More Tools on Brave BrowserIt will open the Clear browsing data window.
  4. Select Time Range from the drop-down and Cached images and files checkbox.
    Clear browsing data window with cache image and files selected for clear data on braveClear browsing data window with cache image and files selected for clear data on brave
  5. Hit on Clear Data button.

It will delete the cache data from the Brave browser system.

The Hard Refreshing the browser will initially load the websites slowly since the cache is clear. However, the subsequent visit will probably be smooth without any loading issues.

If you need to clear the cache of a single website, then you can visit the brave://settings/content/all and search for the site in the Brave browser. Select Clear data from the More options menu for a particular website.

Hard refresh and Clear data for selected site on Brave browserHard refresh and Clear data for selected site on Brave browser

It also has the option to Clear all data for the entire Brave browser.

Pro-tip: You can keypress Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + R for hard refreshing the webpage instead of site or browser.

Bottom Line: Brave Page Reload and Hard Refresh

It is one of the most annoying things when viewing the page stops working. It may have happened that you were watching a fascinating YouTube video, and the page froze right as it was getting exciting, or you were in the middle of an important task.

The solution to this problem involves reloading the page or hard-refreshing the page. You can reload the page and even hard refresh the page on the Brave browser in a flash! Both reloading the page and hard-refreshing can be done anytime you want.

Sometimes reloading the page is enough, while sometimes, a hard refresh is needed; it mostly depends on the situation.

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In this article, I have talked about reloading and hard-refreshing a web page in detail to help everyone comprehend it easily. Do read the article and follow the steps if you frequently face the problem of web page freezing.