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CLEAR YOUR HISTORY
This column does not have a single author, but is submitted by a number of experts that contribute regularly to our news source. Some are in Canada, some in the UK and one is in the far east
We've brought this up before, but it's worthwhile mentioning it again.
From time to time CLEAR your history. Every browser retains a large in memory image of what sites you have been visiting. They store it on disk, when necessary. When you go back to a site you've visited recently, the browser looks in its cache, which is on your computer and tries to display from the cache first. Sometimes you get old information because the page has been updated after your last visit.
The only way you can get a new copy is to click inside the window of interest and use the refresh button which is up in the banner.
Sometimes people don't see new information on the Saugeen and Kincardine Times or CCNews because they have simply not refreshed. This history is kept even after a reboot.
All this is not harmful, but sometimes some site you visit or a computer 'glitch' or transmission will corrupt the cache and when you try to go look at a site you visit often, you will get some obscure error like 'compression error'.
This will happen over and over again until you CLEAR YOUR HISTORY
Here is how on Internet Explorer --- go to Tools and follow directions
If you are using FireFox it is under Tools also at the top of your Browser.
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If you are using Google Chrome then it's under the little Tool pull down on the far right upper. They use an Icon. You can also use CTL ALT DEL (you hold down all keys together).
One last word of caution. You should never save your passwords in your browser. If your computer is ever hacked they are right there for the taking.
So the lesson is CLEAR YOUR HISTORY once in a while which is easy to do.
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