Quickly clear browser cache with a keyboard shortcut

Clearing browser cache is a common occurrence when testing and debugging web applications. It’s useful to be able to do this with one click or keyboard shortcut rather than open the browser’s ‘Clear browsing data’ menu. I am using Google Chrome so I will install the extension Clear Cache.

Once enabled a Keyboard shortcut can be configured at the bottom of the Chrome Extensions page.


Now cache can easily be cleared in one command rather than accessing any other menus.

Automatically Remove and Sort Usings on Save in Visual Studio 2017

Manually removing and sorting Usings can become a tedious process when working with many classes and files. Handle this automatically when saving any file in Visual Studio 2017 using the Productivity Power Tools 2017 extension bundle installer, specifically the Power Commands extension. These can be installed directly by navigating to Tools | Extensions and Updates … in Visual Studio.

After installing the extension, go to Tools | Options | Productivity Power Tools | Power Commands. Check Remove and Sort Usings on save.


Test this by editing a code file and saving (Ctrl+S). Any unused Usings should be automatically removed and existing ones sorted.

For ReSharper users, there is a chance that this setting does not work. This is a known issue. As a work-around, deselect Hide overridden VS menu items in ReSharper options.

Navigate to ReSharper | Options | Environment | Keyboard & Menus. Uncheck Hide overridden VS menu items.


The Power Commands extension should be working again.