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The onkeydown property returns the onKeyDown event handler code on the current element.

Syntax

element.onkeydown = event handling code

Notes

The keydown event is raised when the user presses a keyboard key.

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
WHATWG HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'onkeydown' in that specification.
Living Standard  

Browser Compatibility

Feature Chrome Edge Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support (Yes) (Yes) ? ? ? ?
Feature Android Android Webview Edge Firefox Mobile (Gecko) Firefox OS IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile Chrome for Android
Basic support ? (Yes) (Yes) ? ? ? ? ? (Yes)

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