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
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'onkeydown' in that specification.
Living Standard  

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic supportChrome Full support YesEdge Full support YesFirefox Full support YesIE ? Opera ? Safari ? WebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesEdge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android Full support YesOpera Android ? Safari iOS ? Samsung Internet Android ?

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