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My image doesn't change to a new image everytime i refresh the page

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The image is not changing into a new image every time I refresh the page. This is the code I used.

4 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
228,001 Points

Your browser is probably caching the image as an efficiency measure. Most browsers have a separate refresh function that disregards the cache you could try, or a configuration option to clear the cache.

You could also add a small JavaScript component to add a random query string to the URL to prevent caching. I provided some sample code for this in an answer to a previous similar question.

Chintan Ray
Chintan Ray
Full Stack JavaScript Techdegree Student 12,309 Points

You can also simply hold down the shift key while refreshing the page. It works for me. I am not familiar with JavaScript, but this is a crude way of clearing the cached images.

You are right. it is caching the images as an efficiency measure.

Parminder Kaur
Parminder Kaur
4,073 Points

I was facing the same problem, and pressing shift key along with the refresh button worked for me. Thanks!