How to Refresh a Page on a Computer

By Contributing Writer

Browsing the Internet is a task that can take a little familiarization before it becomes like second nature. For example, if you are having trouble with a page loading slowly or not displaying correctly, you can refresh the page. Depending upon what Internet browser you are using--Internet Explorer, Firefox or Chrome--the buttons may be in different areas of the screen or look slightly different. No matter how they differ, however, each button will cause the same result: the web page you are viewing will be reloaded, or refreshed.

Step 1

Click the button located on the right of the address bar in Internet Explorer. The image on the button has two arrows facing each other, curved in a circular shape. The page will take a moment to refresh.

Step 2

Click the third button from the left at the top of the page in Google Chrome. The button is an arrow that forms a circle.

Step 3

Left-click the circular arrow on the left-hand side of the address bar in Firefox, to refresh the page. This button may also be a "Reload" button located in the tool bar, depending upon your version of Firefox.

Step 4

Hold down "Ctrl" and "R" simultaneously or press the "F5" key on your keyboard, as another way to refresh the page. This will work in any type of Internet browser.

Step 5

Close the window and reopen it, if refreshing the page does not correct the errors you are encountering.