How to empty Google Chrome's cache to fix the "waiting for cache" error
Posted January 23rd, 2009 in Applications
"Waiting for cache" errror
I'd noticed when visiting Slashdot and Digg the pages would never load completely and there was a little message in the status area that appears at the bottom of the window (where link text appears) saying "waiting for cache". The same pages loaded just fine in Firefox. The websites you are affected by will be different from me.
After some web searches it appears to be some sort of cache corruption issue that happens, and the simple way to fix it is to clear the cache and restart the browser.
Clearing Google Chrome's Cache
To clear the cache in Google Chrome click the little spanner icon top right of the application window. This is shown in the screenshot below with the top red arrow pointing to the spanner icon. The menu below appears when you click it. Next click the "Clear browsing data" button.
The "Clear Browsing Data" dialog will then appear as shown in the screenshot below. Most of the options will likely be checked so uncheck the ones you don't want to clear. In the example below I've only left the "Empty the Cache" option checked. You can then choose to clear data from just the last day, the last week, last 4 weeks or everything from the drop down box. You want to clear everything.
Finally, click the "Clear Browsing Data" button and, as a precaution, restart the browser and you'll have a nice clean cache and the error message should have gone away.
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