I'm using the the "batch.." automation process under the actions menu in illustrator. How do I cancel a batch process once it is already started?

Is there a method for canceling batches in photoshop as well?


Hit the Esc key. It may take a moment for it to stop.

  • The escape key does not work. Nor does the keyboard cancellation combo (command period). In my experience you must force-quit the program. – user69201 Jun 7 '16 at 21:07
  • You have to wait a while for it to stop. It doesn't happen immediately. It takes more than a few seconds. – Betsy Dupuis Jun 7 '16 at 21:08
  • I have clicked esc many times and waited a couple of minutes and it's still processing through - even as I write this. I think in some instances it doesn't work. I'm running an Image Processor batch. – Daniel Dec 19 '16 at 1:55
  • @Daniel Mac or PC? – Betsy Dupuis Dec 19 '16 at 19:57
  • Good point, maybe it's because I'm on a Mac. – Daniel Dec 19 '16 at 22:38

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