What Is Shift+F5?

Shift+F5 is a keyboard command that is used in a Web browser to reload the current webpage from scratch, bypassing any cached versions. This command is often used to resolve display errors on the page or to ensure the most up-to-date version of the page is being displayed.

The Shift+F5 command performs different functions in different programs.

In Microsoft Word, Shift+F5 takes the user to the most recent edit. This makes it easy to resume working in the middle of a long document.

In Adobe Photoshop, Shift+F5 fills the current selection with the color that has been set as the foreground color. This is much quicker than clicking on the fill tool with the mouse and then clicking on the selection.