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escape key

A keyboard key commonly used to exit a mode or routine, or cancel some function. It is the key labeled "Esc."
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The ESC key moves back through the menu levels to exit.
The set consists of four green replacement keys--W, A, S, D--as well as a red Esc key, and is available for both the Ultimate and Professional versions of Das Keyboard's highly acclaimed Model S mechanical keyboard.
One-hand navigation is assisted by a thumb-operated track-wheel and ESC key on the side.
To quickly close an open dialogue window, hit the Esc key.
If your system grabs a chunk of memory for graphics use, you should be able to reduce the amount used by entering the BIOS setup (usually by pressing the Del or Esc key during start-up), albeit at the expense of graphical quality.
You can usually change BIOS settings by pressing the Del or Esc key during startup, and a message on the screen should tell you this.