- Pressing Command+R will perform a refresh on most Mac apps.
- To perform a hard refresh, press Command+Option+R or Shift+Command+R (depends on the browser).
- Pressing F5 will decrease your keyboard’s backlight on Macbook Air and MacBook Pro.
This article will show you how to refresh all major browsers on Mac, as well as teach you about the F5 key equivalent. If you find Command+R isn’t refreshing a page, it could be because of conflicting shortcuts.
A hard refresh will force the web browser to clear its local copy of the webpage and download the latest version from the site server. You need to modify the Command+R input in order to perform a hard refresh, but the key combination will be different depending on which browser you use. A refresh button is included in most Mac browsers.
Rather than refresh web pages, the F5 key on a Mac decreases your keyboard’s brightness (if it’s backlit), and this is where you’ll find the refresh button on a selection of Mac browsers. Mac’s file system manager, called the Finder, does not have a direct refresh button.
Does Macbook have refresh button?
Mac users might be wondering what the equivalent refresh button is when using a Mac. It’s possible that you’ve always been a Mac user, and that you’re curious about how to refresh browser on Mac. The F5 key is used to refresh most Windows web browsers.