In certain scenarios, tasks open up in "modal" windows or a "pop up" window. One example is the from Dashboard view.
They can be closed with the keyboard shortcut: Alt + Shift + Esc. Which can be very awkward to do and puts a bit of stain of my hand.
It would be great to simply close it with a one Escape press.
Other popups can be closed with Esc, such as the keyboard shortcuts help window and the what's new posting.
Perhaps the extra key presses were a safe guard to not close a window by accident while writing a comment. I think that could be solved by disabling the shortcut if user is focused on in the comment box.
Please consider making this usability and accessibility update. Thank you.