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escape key doesn't work

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Nov 20, 2011 1:06 PM

I've got two keyboards, so the problem is not the keyboard. It has to be a software problem or a wrong setting

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.2)
  • Don Archibald Level 10 Level 10 (101,125 points)
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    Nov 20, 2011 1:07 PM (in response to zwerg100)

    In what context does the Esc key not work? Can you give some examples?

  • Don Archibald Level 10 Level 10 (101,125 points)
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    Nov 20, 2011 1:23 PM (in response to zwerg100)

    Try using Command-Control-F to toggle between full-screen and normal view.

     

    In most apps, those that follow Apple's guidelines, while in full-screen mode you can also move the cursor to the very top of the screen. At that point the menubar should appear. At the extreme right end of the menubar will be a blue rectangular icon - click it, and the view should revert to normal view.

     

    Esc should also work, according to Apple's descriptions of full=screen mode - however, some apps might grab the Esc key for their own uses, and it may not then be available for this use.

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