Published Mar 21, 2022Updated Jul 1, 2022
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The <kbd> element emphasizes characters to look like keys on a keyboard.


The <kbd> element has no attributes. Text is placed in between the opening and closing <kbd> tags and will render in the browser’s default monospace font. <kbd> can be nested but the result will be the same.

<kbd><!-- Text goes here --></kbd>

Example 1

Leaving out an external <kbd> wrapper element is value and will have no effect.

<p>You can copy text by pressing <kbd>CTRL</kbd>+<kbd>C</kbd>.</p>

Keyboard Tag Example 1

Example 2

However, nested <kbd> elements may be useful for certain stylesheet setups.

<!-- prettier-ignore -->
<p>You can paste text by pressing <kbd><kbd>CTRL</kbd>+<kbd>V</kbd></kbd>.</p>

Keyboard Tag Example 2

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