Photoshop CC: Can't cancel background saves

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Why doesn't command . stop a saving file like it used to? Equally disturbing is the cancel button on the save progress bar doesn't work either. I just mistakenly flattened a layered file and midway through it saving I tried to click cancel and then command . to stop the save. The saving continued on ignoring any of my commands.
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Alan Gillies

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Chris Cox

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Which product are you using?
If Photoshop, then background save can't be stopped by a key command, and needs a click on the background save progress -- because it is happening in the background while other things happen in the foreground.
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I'm using CC and I do have the background saving option checked in the preferences. So help me understand, I need to click where exactly to cancel the saving?
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Chris Cox

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In X, in the progress bar that shows in the bottom left of your document window.
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Alan Gillies

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I appreciate the insight Chris. Thanks for the help.
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Benedetta Mingardi

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Hi! Have the same problem. What is the "X" doesn't appear?
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christina watson

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I'm having same problem but it's been 24hours and afraid to close my file and restart...
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> I'm having same problem but it's been 24hours and afraid to close my file and restart...>

I'd say that you're frozen in a bad way and will likely have to force quit and cross fingers that background save has saved you. It's hard to imagine you could possibly have created a file so large it would take 24 hours to save, as I'm sure you've already guessed. It's always awful when that happens. :-(
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Hahahahaha I found a work around. Turn off BKG saving. Move all your assets to a new PSD and save the new PSD file, voilà! This was a huge save for my files...bam take that photosphop....
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THIS WORKED AWESOOOOOOOME!!!
you just saved me +2h of work....thanks!!!