I'm used to using F5 to refresh a webpage in browser. On Mac, I found a way to change the keyboard shortcut for refreshing. Under System Preferences → Keyboard → Shortcuts → App Shortcuts, I added Google Chrome.app with the Menu Title set to Reload This Page and the Keyboard Shortcut set to F5.

This all went very well, however I would also like to be able to do a hard reload by using Control + F5. I have googled for ages but unable to find a working Menu Title for hard refresh.

Does anyone know how to change the keyboard shortcut for a hard reload, or what the Menu Title for it is?

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The Menu Title for hard reload in Google Chrome for macOS is Force Reload This Page with the default keyboard shortcut set to: Shift + Command + r. The Menu Title is revealed when the said key combination are depressed or when you search for matching title under Google Chrome Menu → Help → Search. (as user will not be initially aware of the shortcut.)

Menu Title revealed on key depression:

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Menu Title revealed on searching:

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When setting the keyboard shortcut, set Menu Title as: Force Reload This Page and register Control + F5 as the intended keyboard shortcut.

Reload This Page:

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Force Reload This Page:

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Keyboard shortcuts after assignment:

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