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Disabling cache in Chrome using Developer Tools for web page testing

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Caching in chrome can be disabled temporarily using chrome developer tools.

Open developer tools by pressing CONTROL+SHIFT+I in Windows or COMMAND+OPTION+I on a Mac. This shortcut opens whichever developer tools panel was last open. 
In the network panel, enable the Disable cache option.

Chrome developer tools Network panel with Disable cache option enabled

If you want to clear resources which have already been cached, do the following. With developer tools still open, right-click the reload button or click and hold down the left mouse button on the reload button. You will see the reload menu shown below.

Reload menu