I often press
esc expecting it to dismiss popups etc. (for example, the suggestion popup when typing in a new post title on this forum). As a programmer, I have a very strong reflex to press
That key always exits fullscreen. I do not want that to happen.
Additionally, this behavior seems to override the keyboard shortcuts settings. For example,
esc is bound to Stop by default. But if you are loading a page in full screen,
esc will exit full screen rather than stop the load.
Also, there are other reports that this behavior interferes with websites that use the
Therefore, it seems that the behavior of
esc is special cased at a low level. So presumably the only way to change this behavior is to file a feature request to the devs.