Every so often I’m merrily dragging folders or files around when I realize I’m making a painful blunder. For whatever reason, in mid-drag I just want out. Sure, I could try to retrace my steps back to the source, but maybe it’s no longer in sight. Of course, I could do a Ctrl-Z after the fact and hope that Undo does. But really I just want to escape the accidental file move right now:
So one day I did just that. I hit the Escape key and trouble was averted.
I know the real solution is to never drag and always cut/copy and paste with Ctrl shortcuts or menus. But since that’s not going to happen, at least I’ve got an escape plan.
This works in Outlook, the VBA IDE and other places as well.