When working on website development in Chrome it’s useful to disable the cache. I have found three convenient ways to do this.
1. This isn’t really a disabling of the cache, but Ctl + Shift + R forces a reload of the page without accessing the cache.
2. The cache can be disabled by accessing the developer tools with a Ctl + Shift + I keystroke. Click on the gear in the bottom right corner and click the “Disable Cache” checkbox.
This method may be problematic. A tweet on July 12, 2012 mentions that the caching is only disabled while the devtools are open. This may not always bee what you want to see.
3. Ctl + Shift + N opens an incognito window. By design an incognito window does not have cache available, so anything opened in that window bypasses all caching. This seemed to work well.