jQuery Scheduler Keyboard Navigation

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Keyboard navigation provides all web and app users with a fast keyboard-only navigation capability and is also part of the web accessibility features–it enables users with disabilities to fully control their website or app access through the keyboard.

By default, users can only navigate to links, buttons, and form controls with a keyboard. The navigation order in which interactive items receive keyboard focus has to be logical and intuitive. Generally, keyboard navigation logic needs to follow the visual horizontal and vertical flow of the page, for example, left to right and top to bottom, header first followed by the main and then the page navigation.

The keyboard navigation of the Kendo UI for jQuery Scheduler is always available as demonstrated in this demo.

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The Scheduler supports the following keyboard shortcuts:


  • Alt + W Focuses the component.

Actions Applied to the Entire Scheduler

  • F10 Focuses the toolbar.
  • B (Available in the Day, Week and Timeline views) Toggles the view between business hours and full day.
  • C Opens the Create new event popup editor by using the start date of the current view as a start and end.
  • T Navigates the view to today's time period.
  • Alt + 1 - 5 Switches between the available views.
  • Shift + Right Navigates to the next time period.
  • Shift + Left Navigates to the previous time period.

Actions Applied to the Scheduler Toolbar

  • Right Focuses the next toolbar item.
  • Left Focuses the previous toolbar item.
  • Down Moves the focus to the selected, or the first event in the view.
  • Enter or Space Activates the toolbar item.

Actions Applied to the Scheduler Events

  • Right Arrow or Down Arrow Focuses the next available event.
  • Left Arrow or Up Arrow Focuses the previous available event.
  • Enter Opens the Edit window for the selected event.
  • Esc Closes the Edit popup window.
  • Delete or Backspace Opens the Delete confirmation popup to delete the event.

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