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Why does hitting the ESC key no longer stop a page from loading?

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When I was using the old version of Firefox (13.something, I think), hitting the "ESC" key instantly stopped any page loading. This doesn't work in my current version (16.something). I have to click the X on the far right of the address bar. This inability to quickly stop a page from loading is beginning to remind me of Internet Explorer.

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Start Firefox in Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions (Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Extensions) or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Appearance).

  • Do not click the Reset button on the Safe mode start window or otherwise make changes.
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This works fine for me, try to update to Firefox 17.0.1, Update Firefox to the latest release then reset Firefox. Refresh Firefox - reset add-ons and settings

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Chosen Solution

Start Firefox in Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions (Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Extensions) or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Appearance).

  • Do not click the Reset button on the Safe mode start window or otherwise make changes.
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It seems to be working now, thanks!