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skipcommand attribute

The skipcommand attribute specifies a key combination that terminates the experiment.

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/ skipcommand = (command key + scancode)


commandkey One of the following values:
Value Description
Alt<n> The right or left Alt key.
Ctrl<n> The right or left Ctrl key.
Shift<n> The right or left Shift key.
Win<n> The right or left Windows key.
scancode An integer indicating the scan code of the key.
character The single or double quoted character of the key.


The skipcommand allows the researcher to define a custom combination of keys that enable the participant to opt out of an experiment. The skipcommand can consist of a single or multiple keys. If multiple keys are specified, the participant must press all of the keys simultaneously. The participant may press the keys any time during the experiment, at which point the experiment ends.

The skipcommand is similar to Inquisit's built in Ctrl+Q command. When the command is issued, Inquisit Web will terminate the experiment and forward the participant to the finish page url.

The skipcommand keys must be specified in terms of scancodes.


The following defines the skipcommand as the key combination Ctrl+Alt+30 (the scancode for the A key is 30):

/ skipcommand = (Ctrl+Alt+30)

The following defines the skipcommand as the key combination Win+T:

/ skipcommand = (Win+'T')

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