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Help! While in chat, I pressed my keyboard's up-arrow button () to edit a previous post, and now I'm stuck editing it. How do I cancel that and post a new post instead?

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closed as too localized by balpha Dec 13 '11 at 17:02

This question is unlikely to help any future visitors; it is only relevant to a small geographic area, a specific moment in time, or an extraordinarily narrow situation that is not generally applicable to the worldwide audience of the internet. For help making this question more broadly applicable, visit the help center.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

This is already in the chat FAQ, why does it have to be in the community FAQ as well? – balpha Dec 13 '11 at 17:03
@balpha, "unlikely to ever help any future visitors"?? And I didn't realize there is a chat faq. Where is it? – msh210 Dec 13 '11 at 17:05 Behind the FAQ link that's a few pixels to the right of your screenshot's edge, and in the header of most other chat chat pages. – balpha Dec 13 '11 at 17:08
@balpha, oh, thanks. This question's not on that FAQ list. In any event: "unlikely to ever help any future visitors"?? – msh210 Dec 13 '11 at 17:12
We don't have a "it's not the purpose of the community FAQ to duplicate the actual FAQ" close reason. – balpha Dec 13 '11 at 17:17
@balpha, oh, you're right: this shouldn't be on the community FAQ list if there's a chat FAQ list. So detag it faq-proposed, sure; but why close it? – msh210 Dec 13 '11 at 17:49
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There are two ways to cancel your edit and free up the input box:

  • Press the escape button (Esc).
  • Use the "Cancel editing" button to the right of the input box:

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Any changes you made to the previous post will be lost.

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