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jQuery Window 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 Window is always available as demonstrated in this demo.

This Window 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 Window supports the following keyboard shortcuts:

Supported keys and user actions

  • Alt p toggles pin
  • Alt up arrow maximizes and restores the window
  • Alt down arrow minimizes and restores the window
  • Alt r refreshes the window
  • esc closes window

Move/resize keys

Note that when a screen reader is on, it needs to be in focus mode in order below shortcuts to work properly.

  • left arrow moves window to the left
  • right arrow moves window to the right
  • up arrow moves window up
  • down arrow moves window down
  • ctrl left arrow narrows window in horizontal direction
  • ctrl right arrow expands window in horizontal direction
  • ctrl down arrow expands window in vertical direction
  • ctrl up arrow narrows window in vertical direction

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