ESC – What Does This Button Do?
Tips and Tricks • Gareth Morgan • 29 November 2021
Have you noticed the Escape (ESC) key seems to do different things at different times?
This may seem strange, but it is in fact very useful… if you know what to expect!
Here is what is supposed to happen when you press the ESC key once…
- while inputting data/drawing: cancel the operation
- when element(s) selected: deselect
- Marquee present: remove Marquee
- Nothing selected: switch from Current Tool to the Arrow Tool
If you press the ESC key multiple times, the sequence will be… cancel > deselect > remove Marquee > Arrow Tool