KeyboardEvent.ctrlKey

The KeyboardEvent.ctrlKey read-only property returns a Boolean that indicates if the control key was pressed (true) or not (false) when the event occured.

Syntax

var ctrlKeyPressed = instanceOfKeyboardEvent.ctrlKey

Return value

A boolean

Example

<html>
<head>
<title>ctrlKey example</title>

<script type="text/javascript">

function showChar(e){
  alert(
    "Key Pressed: " + String.fromCharCode(e.charCode) + "\n"
    + "charCode: " + e.charCode + "\n"
    + "CTRL key pressed: " + e.ctrlKey + "\n"
  );
}

</script>
</head>

<body onkeypress="showChar(event);">
<p>Press any character key, with or without holding down the CTRL key.<br />
You can also use the SHIFT key together with the CTRL key.</p>
</body>
</html>

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Document Object Model (DOM) Level 3 Events Specification
The definition of 'KeyboardEvent.ctrlKey' in that specification.
Obsolete Initial definition.

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 Full support YesOpera Full support YesSafari Full support YesWebView Android ? Chrome Android ? Edge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android ? Opera Android ? Safari iOS ? Samsung Internet Android ?

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