Photoshop: Inconsistent use of Escape key in dialogs

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For years, most dialogs will cancel when hitting escape. I'm noticing more dialogs that this behavior is missing. The latest is the "Target document depth" warning. It's a "Yes" "No" question with the "No" highlighted. Shouldn't Escape execute the opposite?. Escape in the save dialog "cancels", the same for New Document.
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Scott Thomas

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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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I'm seeing cancel as being highlighted blue (on mac). What OS are you on?

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MacOS - Yes, "No" is highlighted. That's the function if I hit return. I guess I'm understanding a little better why the modal dialog stops there, but my usual mode is if a dialog pops up, I want escape to "just get rid of it". It might be nice if escape would say "yes". I'm not wanting to hit the "Don't show" as there are times I am concerned with depth. A lot of the time I'm doing graphics for broadcast and I have to work very fast and I use chording on the keyboard a lot. The escape is my fast go-to for getting stuff out of my face. Thanks for listening.