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Ctrl + Break on Dell Vostro 3300 Laptop

📅 2010-Nov-28 ⬩ ✍️ Ashwin Nanjappa ⬩ 🏷️ dell vostro 3300, keyboards, visual studio ⬩ 📚 Archive

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.