KeyboardEvent.keyIdentifier

Non-standard
This feature is non-standard and is not on a standards track. Do not use it on production sites facing the Web: it will not work for every user. There may also be large incompatibilities between implementations and the behavior may change in the future.

Deprecated
This feature is no longer recommended. Though some browsers might still support it, it may have already been removed from the relevant web standards, may be in the process of being dropped, or may only be kept for compatibility purposes. Avoid using it, and update existing code if possible; see the compatibility table at the bottom of this page to guide your decision. Be aware that this feature may cease to work at any time.

The deprecated KeyboardEvent.keyIdentifier read-only property returns a "key identifier" string that can be used to determine what key was pressed. Its non-deprecated replacement is KeyboardEvent.key.

Specifications

Not part of any current specification. This property was part of an old draft of the DOM Level 3 Events Specification, but it was removed in later drafts in favor of KeyboardEvent.key.

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
Basic support
DeprecatedNon-standard
Chrome No support 26 — 54Edge ? Firefox No support NoIE No support NoOpera No support 15 — 41Safari Full support 5.1WebView Android No support ? — 54Chrome Android No support 26 — 54Edge Mobile ? Firefox Android No support NoOpera Android No support ? — 41Safari iOS Full support 5.1Samsung Internet Android ?

Legend

Full support  
Full support
No support  
No support
Compatibility unknown  
Compatibility unknown
Non-standard. Expect poor cross-browser support.
Non-standard. Expect poor cross-browser support.
Deprecated. Not for use in new websites.
Deprecated. Not for use in new websites.

Document Tags and Contributors

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