Stop may refer to any of the following:
1. In general, stop refers to canceling the loading process of a program. Stop is often represented by a red octagon or red circle with an "x" in the middle, and may be an icon or button.
Pressing Esc as something is loading (e.g., a web page loading) stops the loading process.
To stop a program in Windows, use Task Manager.
2. When referring to a symbol or a button, a stop is a solid square that stops an audio or video from playing.
4. The stop button found in older Internet browsers is used to halt the loading of a web page.
If a browser, like Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge, does not have a stop button, you can press the Esc key to stop a page from loading.