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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
In Windows, I've found that in some situations it works, but in others it doesn't. I think it's related to the web page intercepting the <kbd>Esc</kbd> key for another purpose. For example, the Google home page seems to use the key to move text input focus back to the search box. – Sam Nov 5 at 0:31

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