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Well found this at flightsim forum - thanks to original poster 

There are THREE kinds of pauses:

Active pause (default key: PAUSE): this freezes the plane but everything else goes on… which may end in disaster quickly: only use this when in level flight and to made a small adjustements to something (which are hard to to while flying), not for taking screenshots or using the drone cam!

Pause (default key: Esc): this brings you to the menu… not really what I call a pause and totally useless for taking screenshots and such

The REAL pause (default keys… NONE!!! 😵 😞 yes, there IS a pause option that actually PAUSES the entire sim as you’d expect… but it has no key assignements by default and you even need two keys for it…! Amazing, odd, strange, whatever, but luckily it’s there and here is how you enable it:

- Go the the Controls screen and select the keyboard. Make sure to set the filter to ALL!!!

- Search for SET PAUSE OFF and SET PAUSE ON. I assigned P to PAUSE ON and control-P to PAUSE OFF (yes, you need two keys) but you can assign anything you want, of course.

With THIS pause option you can take screenshots, use the drone cam, go out for dinner, watch a movie, whatever, without having to fear for what happens when you unpause. Why this option isn’t the default one is beyond me but well

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Good find, thank you. The function should be a toggle and isn't because... nobody knows

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Graphics and performance guide link - really nice - on al lof the triangles click o nthem to get a visual representationntation of what each setting looks like 🙂

https://forums.flightsimulator.com/t/how-to-graphics-settings-and-performance-guide-8-18-2020/132407

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2 minutes ago, fs4fun said:

Good find, thank you. The function should be a toggle and isn't because... nobody knows

Your welcome - theres actually a lot of good info there


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17 minutes ago, Richard Sennett said:

 

The REAL pause (default keys… NONE!!! 😵 😞 yes, there IS a pause option that actually PAUSES the entire sim as you’d expect… but it has no key assignements by default and you even need two keys for it…! Amazing, odd, strange, whatever, but luckily it’s there and here is how you enable it:

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The default pause key assignment is the pause/break key on the keyboard

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19 minutes ago, Tierborn said:

The default pause key assignment is the pause/break key on the keyboard

that's active pause.  not the same thing as the pause as we remember from other versions.

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1 hour ago, Richard Sennett said:

The REAL pause (default keys… NONE!!! 😵 😞 yes, there IS a pause option that actually PAUSES the entire sim as you’d expect… but it has no key assignements by default and you even need two keys for it…! Amazing, odd, strange, whatever, but luckily it’s there and here is how you enable it:

- Go the the Controls screen and select the keyboard. Make sure to set the filter to ALL!!!

- Search for SET PAUSE OFF and SET PAUSE ON. I assigned P to PAUSE ON and control-P to PAUSE OFF (yes, you need two keys) but you can assign anything you want, of course.

Great tip! This should go into the tips and tricks section.

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