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There's a stop button in Internet Explorer and Firefox, but there isn't one in Google Chrome. Some pages takes too long to load and I would like the browser to stop trying to load it.

How do you stop a webpage from loading in Google Chrome?

Is there a shortcut key at all?

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The "go" button (a triangle) on the right side of the address bar becomes the stop button (a cross) while the page is loading.

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Press Escape. Alternatively the refresh button should be changed to a stop button.

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also a correct answer. –  spong Jul 12 '10 at 16:41
I now noticed Chromium does not have a Go/Stop button (see Shaji's answer), whereas Google Chrome does. –  horsedrowner Jul 13 '10 at 9:18
Chrome v29 doesnt have Esc to stop 'feature', at least in mac. –  Ricardo Martins Sep 17 '13 at 11:54

The question was about GOOGLE CHROME...not chromium, not internet explorer, not firefox, and not safari. For PC's when you are loading a webpage F5 is refresh, and Esc is stop. And yes there is a Refresh/Stop button and it's in between the page forward button and the home button in the top LEFT corner of the web browser. It is the same button and if you click it and watch it it will change from an arrow pointing clockwise to an x. Oh and if you are waiting for a page to load the escape button makes the stop button turn into a refresh button because you just stopped the page, it's the other way around when you press the F5 button. And yes, I edited Shaji's answer but I left his answer there as well because he was talking about Internet Explorer or some other web browser.

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