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jQuery Menu Keyboard navigation - ContextMenu

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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 ContextMenu is always available as demonstrated in this demo.

This ContextMenu example is part of a unique collection of hundreds of jQuery demos, with which you can see all Kendo UI for jQuery components and their features in action. View the source code of the demos from the library or directly adapt, and edit them and their theme appearance in Kendo UI for jQuery Dojo or ThemeBuilder.

The ContextMenu supports the following keyboard shortcuts:

Supported Keys and User Actions

  • Home Goes to the first item.
  • End Goes to the last item.
  • Right Arrow Opens an item group.
  • Left Arrow Closes an item group.
  • Down Arrow Goes to the next item in a group.
  • Up Arrow Goes to the previous item in a group.
  • Enter Selects or navigates the item (same as the click action).
  • Space Selects or navigates the item (same as the click action).
  • Esc Closes the innermost open group.
  • Shift + Tab Tabs away from the Menu on the next focusable page element.

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