Escape and auto spell

I was a beta tester and should have noted this. I take a lot of notes with scientific or foreign spellings. I like having spell check auto on and am used to using the escape key when I know that an app is not going to like the odd word I’m typing.

However, sometimes Bear will allow it… if the word has an underline noted…but most times typing escape somehow sends me to the list of documents. I cannot find anywhere how the escape key in Bear is mapped as I’d change if if I could.

What can I do about this? It really is a time-waster since intervention is required every time this happens. thanks.