> Other drawing programs I've used have used escape for "de-select this tool",
> i.e. - select the default tool. I don't know if I can set that keymap myself
> - the key mapping doesn't seem to work in the Windows version of 0.91.
That is not unreasonable.
The point I was making is that Escape should always be associated with a
stopping, breaking, cancelling, closing, escaping action.
Esc should definately not be used to set something, it is just too
confusing, and anyway Esc is probably reserved in many cases.