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    Re: How to pronounce " Esc and Ctrl ". I read them as Escape and Control. Acceptable?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Does the Esc key actually do anything?
    "Esc" is the same as a "cancel" button, to dismiss a dialog box, menu or similar item.

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    Re: How to pronounce " Esc and Ctrl ". I read them as Escape and Control. Acceptable?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Does the Esc key actually do anything?
    To the average Windows user, it doesn't do much. The closer you get to the machine, the more it does.
    It also depends on what programs you run.

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    Re: How to pronounce " Esc and Ctrl ". I read them as Escape and Control. Acceptable?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    The only thing I know it does is puts your screen back to normal after watching a full-screen film/TV show/video etc.
    That's what I use it for. I think it's a description of what's going on from a programmers' eye view - it's executing a loop of instructions, and <Esc> is like a ref's whistle - it stops (in theory) whatever's going on.

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