More control, please Rated 2 out of 5 stars
I wasn't aware that Esc had cancelled all network connections as well before. I only used it to stop loading entire pages or halt those annoying GIF animations. I may get used to Shift+Esc instead, but I'd really only want the GIF animation part of it. Could there be a setting for that? Be it in a dialog or hidden in about:config, I don't care.