In the movie “The Social Network,” which stars Jesse Eisenberg as Mark Zuckerberg, there is a particular scene where Zuckerberg is working at a computer in a lab when a friend approaches him. Suddenly, he gets an idea for his website and decides to leave.

However, before he goes, the camera zooms in on the keyboard, showing Zuckerberg hitting the Esc key twice in a row. It’s unclear what he’s doing, and it could be interpreted in different ways, such as locking or shutting down the computer or exiting a program.

Since this movie was set in the early 2000s, it’s possible that the shortcut is specific to an older version of Windows or desktop application. It’s unclear if this is a real keyboard shortcut or just a movie trick to show how quickly Zuckerberg wants to leave and implement his idea.

Can you think of any keyboard shortcuts that involve hitting the Esc key twice?

Any further insight into this scene would be appreciated.

Askify Moderator Edited question April 29, 2023