Non escaping key

Meaning – The term non escaping key, refers to a key that does not produce a character unless it is pressed in combination with another key.

It is the opposite of the escape key, which is located in the upper-left corner of a computer keyboard. It typically resides to the left of the Function keys (F1, F2, F3, etc.) and above the tilde (~) key. Most often, is labeled with the abbreviation “esc.”

The Escape key has many purposes, which have evolved over time. Most uses share the common action of exiting or “escaping” an operation.

While most applications don’t require the use of the Escape (ESC) key, it can be a handy shortcut for stopping or canceling operations on your computer.

Example of usage“When he designed a new keyboard for his computer, one of the initial setups involved the mapping of non escaping keys with their respective tasks.”