exiting a quote halfway through

By awesome7 - updated: 2 months, 1 week ago - 9 messages

Sometimes while I'm in the middle of typing a test quote, things go terribly wrong, or somebody near by "needs" to talk to me. Can I bail out on a quote, and not have it negatively affect my average speed?
By weesin - posted: 2 months, 3 weeks ago

I believe you can bail by hitting the escape key without it affecting your stats
By asioxcore - posted: 2 months, 3 weeks ago

If you need to exit the quote and want to start a new one immediately, you can press 'esc' on your keyboard. If someone starts talking to you and you need to exit the quote without starting a new one you can press "Command+R" (for Mac) or "Control+R" (For Windows, I think).
By weesin - posted: 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Thanks for sharing this info @asioxcore. I tested out "Control+R" on Windows and you're absolutely correct - it works - it stops the test without immediately starting a new test as is the case when you hit the escape key. This is a great tip for being who get interrupted by others when taking typing tests (so, basically all parents...)
By asioxcore - posted: 2 months, 3 weeks ago

You're welcome @weesin. Awesome! Thank you for confirming the Windows combo. Once you press 'Control+R', you can also press 'esc' to start a new test. In addition, 'Control+R' is basically just a refresh function for browsers, so you can refresh any website page using that combination.
By brandencan - posted: 2 months, 2 weeks ago

My maximizing-type brain would recommend using F5 on Windows, it has the same function as CTRL-R in one key rather than two.
By weesin - posted: 2 months, 2 weeks ago

I am hereby confirming that F5 on Windows works just fine! Thanks for sharing this tip
By saramander - posted: 2 months, 1 week ago

I wish I knew this earlier, but now I know. Thank you weesin for confirming "Control+R" on Windows. I'm not a parent/mother, but I still get interrupted or easily distracted. I also appreciate the confirm on the F5 tip, too! It will be faster to perform.
Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
By awesome7 - posted: 2 months, 1 week ago

Thanks so much for the "Command R" suggestion. That works perfectly with my Windows software.
By awesome7 - posted: 2 months, 1 week ago

It's strange, my f5 takes me to a file search window. It must be a different keyboard layout than yours.