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Blake Prudhomme
Blake Prudhomme
23,287 Points

Is it possible to remove preloaded data from browser memory with javascript?

I am working on a animation sequence that preloads images on the canvas element, then uses a mousewheel event to initiate an animation that cycles through some of the images. The user scrolls through 9 sections of these images which are preloaded on page load.

My question is: Is there a way to clear the browser memory or remove images from cache once a user scrolls to the next sequence. I haven't been able to find a good resource on this.

cristian gherghel
cristian gherghel
6,259 Points

You can call window.location.reload(true) to reload the current page. It will ignore any cached items and retrieve new copies of the page, css, images, JavaScript, etc from the server. This doesn't clear the whole cache, but has the effect of clearing the cache for the page you are on.