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PatrickOfLondon
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Where's the Break key on my HP ENVY x360 Convertible 15-ee0xxx ?

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Product name : HP ENVY x360 Convertible 15-ee0xxx

Product number : 9QZ59EA#ABU

 

When running macros in Microsoft VBA (Visual Basic for Applications), as part of Microsoft Office software, it's sometimes necessary to halt execution of the running code.

 

Conventionally, this was done by pressing the Break key, which used to be physically present on keyboards but nowadays usually isn't. Sometimes, there was a Pause key which had the same effect.

 

I cannot find (and neither can HP telephone support, nor Microsoft telephone support, as of 11th February 2021)  the key sequence to replicate the effect of the Break key.

 

On my old HP laptop, simultaneously holding down CtrlFnPrt Sc    produced the desired effect -- but that doesn't work on this laptop.

 

Can anyone help please?

 

And, HP & Microsoft, and indeed all laptop & PC manufacturers: why not agree on a new standard key sequence, to work across all computer keyboards, for every new model -- or, just reintroduce the Break key?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Break_key

 

 

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In case anyone else is looking for this,  by trial and error I've found that the answer seems to be:

- Shift + Esc,

- or in some circumstances, hold down the Esc key until code execution stops.

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