Keyboard Key

The keyboard key component exists to show which key or combination of keys performs a given action.

The action itself should be further explained in accompanying content. It renders a <kbd> element.

Import#

shift + H
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Guideline#

All shortcuts should do their best to match what appears on the user’s keyboard.

  • All single letters A-Z are uppercase.
  • For non-letter keys such as enter, esc and shift, stick to lowercase.
  • Use the arrow symbol as opposed to spelling things out.

Modifer#

The only punctuation you should need is the + to indicate a combination of keys will activate the shortcut.

shift + H
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For a sequence of keys where one must follow the other, write "then" in between. Stick to lowercase to match the non-letter keys.

shift then H
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If two different keys can execute the same action, or the shortcut itself may look different on the user’s keyboard, write "or" in between.

alt or option
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