Summary

The HTML Keyboard Input Element (<kbd>) represents user input and produces an inline element displayed in the browser's default monospace font.

Attributes

This element only includes the global attributes.

Examples

<p>Type the following in the Run dialog: <kbd>cmd</kbd><br />Then click the OK button.</p>

<p>Save the document by pressing <kbd>Ctrl</kbd> + <kbd>S</kbd></p>

Result

Note

A CSS rule can be defined for the kbd selector to override the browser's default font face. Preferences set by the user might take precedence over the specified CSS.

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
WHATWG HTML Living Standard
The definition of '<kbd>' in that specification.
Living Standard  
HTML5
The definition of '<kbd>' in that specification.
Recommendation Expanded to include any user input, like voice input and individual keystrokes.
HTML 4.01 Specification
The definition of '<kbd>' in that specification.
Recommendation  

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support (Yes) 1.0 (1.7 or earlier) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support (Yes) 1.0 (1.0) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)

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