N/APosted on - 02/10/2015
I heard Google chrome was a good browser and the most recent browser and also very popular. When i got this information, i decided to give it a try, so i installed Google chrome and started using it. After sometime, each time i want to run Google chrome to surf the internet, i see chrome waiting for cache. What does this mean and how can it be solved?
Using my Chrome browser then i get “chrome waiting for cache”.
Most softwares use memory for their functioning, one of this memory they use is called the cache memory. With the cache memory, information is stored for later use by the same software trying to do the same task as before.
For example, your browser is doing that because when you visited a site say:
https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl, the site is download and stored in the cache memory of your browser and when you close the browser, re-launch it and try opening https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl again, it will use the locality of reference principle by first trying to get data from the cache memory and then if it now fails to retrieve data from its cache memory, it will then download the page again. While searching in the cache for data retrieval, the information "waiting for cache" is displayed at the bottom left of Google chrome browser.
Solving this problem is quite simple. In your Google chrome browser, hold the key combination [Ctrl + H] on your keyboard and then a dialog box will pop up and then click on "clear browser data", an option along side with it check box called "cache images and files" will be among the other options in the new dialog box. Check that option and then click clear browser data. Then its done, your cache memory has been cleared and you won't get the message again until you visit a website atleast once.