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HTML <kbd> Tag


Define some text as keyboard input in a document:

<p>Press <kbd > Ctrl</kbd> + <kbd > C</kbd> to copy text (Windows).</p>

<p>Press <kbd > Cmd</kbd> + <kbd > C</kbd> to copy text (Mac OS).</p>

More "Try it Yourself" examples below.

Definition and Usage

The <kbd> tag is used to define keyboard input. The content inside is displayed in the browser's default monospace font.

Tip: This tag is not deprecated. However, it is possible to achieve richer effect by using CSS (see example below).

Also look at:

Tag Description
<code> Defines a piece of computer code
<samp> Defines sample output from a computer program
<var> Defines a variable
<pre> Defines preformatted text

Browser Support

<kbd> Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Global Attributes

The <kbd> tag also supports the Global Attributes in HTML.

Event Attributes

The <kbd> tag also supports the Event Attributes in HTML.

More Examples


Use CSS to style the <kbd> element:

<head >
kbd {
  border-radius: 2px;
  padding : 2px;
  border: 1px solid black;
</head >

<p > Press <kbd > Ctrl</kbd> + <kbd > C</kbd > to copy text (Windows). </p>
<p > Press <kbd > Cmd</kbd> + <kbd > C</kbd > to copy text (Mac OS). </p>

</body >
</html >

Related Pages

HTML tutorial: HTML Text Formatting

HTML DOM reference: Kbd Object

Default CSS Settings

Most browsers will display the <kbd> element with the following default values:


kbd {
  font-family: monospace;