Barry Kelly wrote:The ESC shortcut is non-customisable so it shouldn't be affected by the Work Environment.
It is working fine for me but I only have the pre-release version and Windows 7.
I would be guessing there is some other program (or a Windows setting - but I have no idea what) that is blocking the ESC key.
Does it work in other programs.
Do you have an older version of Archicad - is it only 20 that has the problem?
If so then I would be guessing it is an Archicad 20 issue.
Can you start Windows in safe mode and then run Archicad to see if it works then?
I replaced my keyboard about a month ago, because I do admittedly wear out my escape key and space bar. Same with my mouse, I wear out the scroll wheel and have to replace it every 4 to 6 months.
However, I just ran a test and it works in every other program, including older versions of ArchiCAD. It works to close an email in Outlook. It works to deselect in AutoCAD. It works to deselect / cancel in Archicad 18 & 19.
The problem is just ArchiCAD 20.
Thanks for your troubleshooting help, but this seems to be a problem with ArchiCAD or a compatibility problem with ArchiCAD 20 and ... something else. But not with any other program on my computer that uses the escape key.