escape key


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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 Escape Key has leased a 2,000sq ft warehouse overlooking a graveyard on St Andrew's Street, in Gallowgate.
I keep hitting the escape key, but I'm still here." ("Maxine," cartoons, J.
Escape artist Nicky Flash, 31, cried out for help after his miniature escape key got jammed in the lock during a talent competition at Southport arts centre.
Thus a new trial begins either after a reinforcer or after one press to the escape key. Designed to model an investment that goes bad, the reward key has an operant schedule that creates a diminishing chance of reinforcement as responses increment.
OOn the keyboard of life, always keep one finger on the escape key.
* The Escape key will take you out of a task you are doing.
FIRST you've got to turn on the cheat mode by hitting the ESCAPE key while playing to get you to the Main Menu.