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Old 03-16-2020, 01:22 PM   #1
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For those who stick to the keyboard.


When in Firefox downloading a page, if it takes too much time, you can strike the Esc key to interrupt the download (Firefox 61.0.1 under Xfce 4).
 
Old 03-16-2020, 01:47 PM   #2
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Firefox 61.0.1
Time to upgrade. And if you really like keyboard https://github.com/tridactyl/tridactyl
 
Old 03-16-2020, 02:49 PM   #3
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I just reboot... call me old school
 
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Sorry, you reboot to interrupt the download?
 
Old 03-16-2020, 06:01 PM   #5
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When in Firefox downloading a page, if it takes too much time, you can strike the Esc key to interrupt the download (Firefox 61.0.1 under Xfce 4).
Pretty sure you can do that in every version of Firefox ever released, even back when it was called Firebird, and before that Phoenix.

And it's not limited to Firefox - the only browser I know that doesn't default to Esc cancelling the page loading is the text-only Lynx, where it's an optional feature (to not conflict with escape codes).

Although, I wonder what the deal is with mobile browsers - assuming a keyboard with an Esc key is installed (a lot don't), have the Android/iOS browser makers maintained that shortcut?

 
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