Where Is the Refresh Button on My Computer?

Pressing the F5 key or the “Ctrl” and “R” keys simultaneously on a keyboard refreshes the page. For Macs, use the “Cmd” key instead of the “Ctrl” key, along with “R.”

These keyboard shortcuts work for most programs in Windows, including browsers and other programs, according to the Microsoft support department. Most browsers and document explorer windows have dedicated refresh buttons within the program window that can be pressed by using the mouse or touch pad.

Refreshing a page or a window reloads the page so that the most recently updated version of the information is shown. This way, the user is always up to date on new changes and is not viewing old data. Using keyboard shortcuts makes navigating more convenient.