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summary: Ctrl-Break to send break signal instead of ^C
class: wish: This is a request for an enhancement.
difficulty: fun: Just needs tuits, and not many of them.
priority: medium: This should be fixed one day.
fixed-in: r7295 c5374da822d48a28eb28adb18320d420044976b5 2007-02-19 (0.60)

Most of PuTTY's backends support some sort of "break" signal. Currently, the only way to send this signal is via the "Special Commands" menu. While it is possible to access this from the keyboard with appropriate configuration, it isn't very convenient. Many people would have a use for a more convenient shortcut, especially since the addition of serial line support.

The traditional key sequence for sending this signal from a PC keyboard is Ctrl-Break. Currently, this sends ^C in PuTTY. It doesn't seem like a great loss to reassign it to sending a "break" signal.

The previous behaviour of the Ctrl-Break key sequence can be accessed using Ctrl-C.

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(last revision of this bug record was at 2017-04-28 16:52:45 +0100)