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dmmeehan
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Purge Dialog

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06-15-2010 12:51 PM

A co-worker swears he used to be able to purge a drawing then hit ESC to exit the dialog after purging all. Anyone know if that is true? Is there a setting?

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pendean
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Re: Purge Dialog

06-15-2010 02:19 PM in reply to: dmmeehan

Can you elaborate on the problem/issue in more detail? We can do what is described, no variable.

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dmmeehan
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Re: Purge Dialog

06-16-2010 06:56 AM in reply to: dmmeehan

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?

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M_Hensley
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Re: Purge Dialog

06-16-2010 07:10 AM in reply to: dmmeehan

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.

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pendean
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Re: Purge Dialog

06-16-2010 08:17 AM in reply to: dmmeehan

OK, I can replicate that too, pop-up seems to be not active for ESC to work without clicking on it first (which defeats the purpose).

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ToanDN
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Re: Purge Dialog

06-16-2010 09:32 AM in reply to: M_Hensley

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.

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smiths65
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Re: Purge Dialog

12-03-2012 08:26 AM in reply to: dmmeehan

Try ALT-F4, ESC no longer valid when clsoing

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dmfrazier
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Re: Purge Dialog

12-03-2012 01:22 PM in reply to: smiths65

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?

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pendean
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Re: Purge Dialog

12-04-2012 05:54 AM in reply to: dmfrazier

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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