If I open the purge dialog and hit "esc" it closes. If I open the purge dialog, purge all, then hit "esc" nothing happens. Nor can I hit Alt + O to close the dialog even though the "o" in close is clearly underlined indicating it can be closed using alt + o. A co-worker swears he used to be able to close the dialog after purging by hitting esc. Is that true? Is the dialog not functioning?
If I purge all then hit esc the dialog box will not close either. If i click anywhere in the box then hit esc it will close. It seems that selecting purge all causes the dialog box to lose focus.
AutoCAD dialog boxes are infamous of losing focus easily. Typing something in the property palette, pause, hover the mouse out of the palette, no clicking. BAM, it loses focus.
Not true here. I can cancel the Alt-F4 Close by hitting Esc.
Meanwhile Esc does not work for me, as others have reported, to close Purge after a Purge, All.
Are you suggesting there's a connection?
ALT+F4 is Windows' answer to "close active dialog box", I believe the suggestion above is to use this combo to close an open dialog box, even PURGE.
If it does not close a pop-up, then ESC will not work either since that dialog box is no longer in focus.
If it closes AutoCAD, then the pop-up is again not in focus and the window that is will respond to ALT+F4.
Based on testing here, ESC no longer works 100% of the time in PURGE after it is run in 2011, 2012 ansd 2013, but ALT+F4 does work all the time. I suspect R2010 is designed to do the same. Sorry to blow your wishlists, it's a feature here to stay through R2013 from what I can tell. It's dead and gone.
IN FOCUS: a Windows term that means the pop-up (or application windows) is not active or cannot read all keyboard entries.
Hope that helps everyone stuck here.
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