Help with stopping render

I am very new to Blender, and, whenever I accidentaly click render (or anim) I have to either wait through the render, or close blender altogether. The render time can be incredibly long, especially if I click anim, so, is there anyway to close the render without closing blender?,

Hit Esc.


to stop an animation, (and any other command in command prompt) open the command prompt part of blender, and press ctrl+C

All of these answers are correct, but man does it take forever to stop a huge rendering regardless, (especially when you have a load of RAM).

or . . . you could learn not to “accidently” hit the render button :wink:

“Render” is a feature you only use when you have to :smiley: (j/k)