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Windows 7: Where is the Esc to STOP an action, or viewing, like XP used to do?

02 Apr 2014   #1
rivrbyte17

64 WIN 7 PRO
 
 
Where is the Esc to STOP an action, or viewing, like XP used to do?

Back when I had XP, all I had to do was to hit the Esc key to STOP an action, but with Windows7, whenever I hit the Esc key, nothing happens, and the action continues to load, or display, or whatever.

Does this WIN 7 even have such a key? or do you have to hit Ctrl-A-Delete to stop?


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02 Apr 2014   #2
ProstarComputer

Windows 7 UnProfessional x64
 
 

If you have a dialogue open with "cancel" or something similar already highlighted, you can hit the space bar or enter to initiate cancelling the operation. Otherwise ESC doesn't function the same under 7. Ctrl + Alt + Del will bring you to a menu that will allow you to open the task manager, which you can also use to kill a process or end a program.
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