Ctrl + Break on Dell Vostro 3300 Laptop

Problem

The Dell Vostro 3300 laptop does not have a Break key on its keyboard. The absence of Break key is a problem while building in Visual Studio since the keyboard shortcut to cancel an ongoing build is Ctrl + Break.

Solution

Press Ctrl + Scroll Lock, it works as Ctrl + Break to cancel the build! The Num Lock and Scroll Lock share the same key, so you actually press Ctrl + Fn + Num Lock to invoke this.

4 thoughts on “Ctrl + Break on Dell Vostro 3300 Laptop

  1. Got it here. Have a Dell Vostro 5470. No Scroll Lock Key. There’s a “pause”, but doesn’t work., FN + F12 is a “next” for media player.

    By accident, found that CTRL + WINDOWS + ESC is the equilvalent to CTRL + BREAK

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