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Firefox 18 - How do I stop a web page loading?

by LisaTheCuteKitty / January 16, 2013 7:34 AM PST

In earlier versions of Firefox, like other browsers, there was an X button you could click to make a particular page simply stop whatever it was doing, no more loading etc. If there is one on the current version, Firefox 18, then I can't find it.

So, how do I make a webpage stop? This is for pages that constant load video clips, movie or game trailers, etc... when I don't want to close the tab, just halt it to come back to later.

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Did you try tapping the Escape key?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 16, 2013 8:15 AM PST

I did a quick google on this so I'll not duplicate other findings.
Bob

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Esc does nothing
by LisaTheCuteKitty / January 16, 2013 9:46 AM PST

I did try it, after reading that answer given to similar questions posted on the net back in 2009. But it doesn't do anything.

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Fine here.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 16, 2013 9:49 AM PST
In reply to: Esc does nothing
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