Updated: 10/17/2017 by Computer Hope

Stop may refer to any of the following:


1. In general, stop refers to canceling the loading process of a program and is often represented by a red octagon or red circle with an "x" in the middle.

2. When referring to a symbol or a button, a stop is a solid square that stops an audio or video from playing.

3. Linux command, see the stop command page for further information about this command.

4. The stop button found in older Internet browsers is used to halt the loading of a web page.


You can also press the Esc key to stop a page from loading.

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