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For the ESC key problem please contact IDM support by email. The ESC key clears the new key field in the key mapping configuration dialog and that's maybe the reason why you can't assign it anymore.
The format of the binary file storing the key mapping configuration has changed to support multi-key assignments. So the file is named now ini-name.uek to support multiple installations of different versions of UltraEdit like the IDM support need and I too. The help should be updated. I will report this help mistake today because I'm already writing on a help mistakes report.
I will report IDM that assigning the ESC key is not possible anymore. I think the IDM developers can easily change it.
If you still have the uedit32.kbd file or an UE prior v12.20, make the ESC assignment with the previous version. Than delete existing uedit32.uek, copy the uedit32.kbd to the INI directory and start UE v12.20. It will convert the .kbd file to .uek without any key assignment loss including the ESC key assignment.
Press the button Show Key Mapping in Editor in the key mapping configuration dialog, close the dialog with Cancel and search for ESC in the file. Only the FileClose command should have ESC.
JSS3rd wrote:I've already had a couple of email exchanges with Troy at IDM, and he said the same thing.