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Chapter 27. Web Browsing with Internet E... > Stopping Downloads and Reloading Pag...

Stopping Downloads and Reloading Pages

Web pages don't load properly for many reasons, but the most common is too much traffic on the server you're trying to reach or on one leg of the connection between your browser and the remote server. Click the Stop button (or press Esc) to immediately stop a download. Take this step if you're certain the page you requested has stalled or is unavailable and you don't want to wait for the browser to time out. Stopping a download can also be a time-saving tactic if the page contains many bulky graphics elements and you can already see the link you want to follow or the section you want to read.

The Refresh button is especially valuable when viewing frequently updated pages, such as weather information, traffic maps, or stock quotes, to guarantee that the version you see is the most recent and not a stale copy from the Internet Explorer cache. You should also click the Refresh button when a download fails in the middle of a page or when one or more objects on a page fail to load, as in the example in Figure 27.11.


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