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Does anyone know why Squarespace removed the Esc key login? That's how I have told ALL my clients how to easily login, because sending them different login links is too tough for them (trust me). Why would they remove that feature? I just noticed it today. It looks like this link was posted this morning: 

 

https://support.squarespace.com/hc/en-us/articles/205815858-Escape-key-login#:~:text=your live site.-,When Escape key login is enabled%2C pressing Esc while visiting,Open the Escape key panel.

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I have no inside information as to why it has been removed. Personally I've always disabled it since it has one small use, but a potential huge user experience downside for every visitor, namely disrupting browsing and going to a login screen, simply a good way to lose a site visitor. I've transitioned many a client to using either account.squarespace.com to login or by bookmarking the domain with /config at the end and never heard of any issues or complaints.

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Not sure why people who want to use the esc key couldn't just continue to use it and others just leave it "switched off" - incredibly frustrating experience to just remove features with no notice.

Squarespace continues to make baffling decisions. I have around 150 pages so when I land on one I need to edit I simply just hit the esc key. Now I have to login and find it again. Really bad and time consuming experience. And totally unnecessary.

I also had to google how to login to a website I've owned for 10 years because no email was sent about this in advance. Massive dislike of this move.

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Please see Page Edit Keys.

Synopsis

Activate Squarespace editor using a key sequence.

I don't know if my code fully replicates how SS's escape key function worked. Obviously I can't compare the behaviour of SS's code to mine.

I suggest not using the Escape key alone but use it with a modifier key such as alt/option, control, and/or command/meta keys. Site visitors are probably less likely to hit a multi-key combo and get dumped into the SS account login screen than if just the escape key is pressed.

Let me know how it goes.

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On 2/11/2024 at 3:10 PM, creedon said:

Please see Page Edit Keys.

Synopsis

Activate Squarespace editor using a key sequence.

I don't know if my code fully replicates how SS's escape key function worked. Obviously I can't compare the behaviour of SS's code to mine.

I suggest not using the Escape key alone but use it with a modifier key such as alt/option, control, and/or command/meta keys. Site visitors are probably less like to hit a multi-key combo and get dumped into the SS account login screen than if just the escape key is pressed.

Let me know how it goes.

Hi @creedon thanks for posting this! I've just gotten it to work! Absolute champion, thanks so so much!

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On 1/13/2024 at 12:32 PM, Conejo Joe said:

I've used Squarespace for 16 years and the Esc key log in was very handy when I needed to log in to edit a particular post or page. Wondering if there is a workaround.  Frustrating that there was no communication of the change.

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