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Status: New idea

Often I am on a site and need to refresh the domain, not the page. A button to do this would be handy.

Here is an example of my current process:

1. I'm logged into a site and have left the page open for a while.
2. I need to refresh the site, not the page.
3. I select everything after the .com/.org/.au/.whatever which are the URL parameters, and delete them.
4. I then hit enter.

An example URL is this page I'm on now:
I would delete everything from after .org to the end of the address, then hit enter. The effective addres in this case would be:

I do the above ALL THE TIME.

It would be great to have a button between the security and SSL icons that would refresh the domain by doing as I have described above.

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Many websites have a "home" button or link for the site's home page, so it's probably never occurred to anyone that the browser would need that, too. Interesting.


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That's an interesting point @jscher2000 - I think it comes down to "It's easier to use the Address Bar than to check the URL under links/icons/titles/etc".

I'm refreshing the site, not looking at the page. I may be scrolled down a heap, the top of the page is not visible, or more to the point, I don't want to look at the page. Just take me back to the start. Give me a reset button.