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.

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Import#

import { Kbd } from "@chakra-ui/react"
<span>
<Kbd>shift</Kbd> + <Kbd>H</Kbd>
</span>

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.

Modifier#

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

<span>
<Kbd>shift</Kbd> + <Kbd>H</Kbd>
</span>

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

<span>
<Kbd>shift</Kbd> then <Kbd>H</Kbd>
</span>

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.

<span>
<Kbd>alt</Kbd> or <Kbd>option</Kbd>
</span>
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