Template talk:Key press

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Picture of a key[edit]

Resolved: Suggestion would violate WP guidelines.

I personally think we should have an actual picture of a key.


Sidious1701(talkemailtodo) 21:16, 13 January 2008 (UTC)

See WP:MOS#Images as text. Chris Cunningham (not at work) - talk 11:38, 14 August 2008 (UTC)
Doesn't work anyway. This does not look as-intended on Firefox 4, Win 7, for example; the value is next to, not on top of, the image. — SMcCandlish Talk⇒ ʕ(Õلō Contribs. 15:40, 19 June 2011 (UTC)

This rocks[edit]

Man, I love this template. Thanks folks. Is it advertised anywhere in the VG projects? I'd never seen it until today. Chris Cunningham (not at work) - talk 10:39, 14 August 2008 (UTC)

By "VG projects" I assume you mean "Video Game projects"?
You got a point in that it needs to be advertised. But from what I see in "What links here" it wasn't advertised anywhere. So I have now added it to Wikipedia:Template messages/Format.
--David Göthberg (talk) 20:11, 23 March 2009 (UTC)

Concur with Chris' comment - this template is lovely. — Hex (❝?!❞) 21:51, 25 February 2012 (UTC)

Using :before CSS class to show images[edit]

This would probably be better accessibility-wise than having users manually include symbols. It's supported by mosy standards-compliant browsers. Chris Cunningham (not at work) - talk 10:42, 14 August 2008 (UTC)

Bah. I've realised that this won't work, because pseudo-classes can't be styled using style attributes. I suppose something could be added to common.css, but that's a bit more work than I'd have liked. Chris Cunningham (not at work) - talk 11:36, 14 August 2008 (UTC)

Nowrap is creating a problem[edit]

It might just be my browser, but when I resize the text in Table of keyboard shortcuts, some of the keys overflow the table cells. --Nezek (talk) 08:53, 1 March 2009 (UTC)

I'd just add spaces before and after the "+", to create a break opportunity between the keys. —Ms2ger (talk) 10:21, 1 March 2009 (UTC)
I have added Ms2ger's explanation to the "Technical details" section of the documentation of this template.
--David Göthberg (talk) 17:53, 23 March 2009 (UTC)


I have left a message over at MediaWiki talk:Common.css#.keyboard-key, regarding the .keyboard-key CSS class in this template.

--David Göthberg (talk) 04:52, 23 March 2009 (UTC)

That discussion resulted in that we removed the .keyboard-key class from MediaWiki:Common.css. But we still have the class name in the template itself, so users can still style the keyboard keys by adding code in their /monobook.css and using the !important keyword to override the styles.
--David Göthberg (talk) 01:08, 24 March 2009 (UTC)

My rework of this template[edit]

I have just reworked the code of this template. There's no change in looks and no real change in functionality. Here's what I have done and why:

1: I moved the code that was used repeatedly to the {{keypress/core}} sub-template. I also moved the unicode symbol inserting code from the old subtemplate {{keypress/Switch}} to /core. This means {{keypress/Switch}} is not used anymore. But I think we should keep the old /Switch template for reference and otherwise {{keypress}} looks seriously broken when looking at older versions of it. Since we already had the /Switch sub-template which was always called this means no change in efficiency. (Note that it takes some time before the "What links here" lists are updated, since pages are only re-rendered when visited.)

2: I added a "←" symbol when "Backspace" is fed, thus rendering "← Backspace".

3: I simplified/compacted the CSS style code somewhat. (See the code in {{keypress/core}}.) It causes no change in appearance. And these keys look fine in the browsers I have (a very old IE 5.5, a slightly old Opera 9.02 and a Firefox 2.0).

4: This template used to be able to take 10 key parameters. But the worst case I could find only used 4 parameters, so 10 seems to be overkill. I lowered it to 5 to still have some margin. To make sure I made it so this template reports into Category:Wikipedia keypress template parameter needs fixing if it gets too many parameters. This means we can easily find those pages and fix them, or we can discover if we need to make this template take more parameters. It usually takes about 2 weeks until nearly all cases get visible in such a category, since pages are only re-rendered when someone visits them. I made the category hidden for now, so we can have a look at the cases (if any) without most other editors noticing. So we can decide on how many parameters we need. After about 2 weeks when we have had our look we should make the category visible, so editors that use this template on pages will notice when they use too many parameters.

--David Göthberg (talk) 18:25, 23 March 2009 (UTC)

Colon, Pipe, Star - special characters[edit]

It does not seem to work for a colon or pipe:

  • {{Keypress|:}} produces ;
  • {{Keypress||}} produces (perhaps this is not unexpected - but what is the workaround?)
  • {{Keypress|*}} produces *

and just to prove (to myself) that I have the correct syntax:

  • {{Keypress|1}} produces 1

Anyone know how to fix this? --Robinson weijman (talk) 12:56, 5 May 2010 (UTC)

*, :, ;, and | are wikimarkup, so these are problematic. However {{Keypress|{{!}}}} | works (as does {{Keypress|{{;}}}} ;).
I've adapted the sandbox (and now the template). You can now use them in the following way:
Asterisk: {{keypress|*}} * Linked: {{keypress|[[*]]}} *
Colon: {{keypress|:}} : Linked: {{keypress|[[:]]}} :
Semicolon: {{keypress|{{;}}}} ; Linked: {{keypress|[[;]]}} ;
Pipe: {{keypress|{{!}}}} | Linked: {{keypress|[[|]]}} |
EdokterTalk 19:21, 2 September 2010 (UTC)
Equals sign also needs to be treated separately:
{{Keypress|{{=}}}} =
I've added a replacement for the number sign:
{{keypress|#}} #
{{keypress|[[#]]}} #
Simo Kaupinmäki (talk) 23:37, 6 September 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for updating the template and the doc. However, bolding the small diacritics has no effect, as the font is too small, so I have removed those. Best is to keep /core as small as possible. EdokterTalk 03:03, 7 September 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for the fixes, Edokter! --Robinson weijman (talk) 12:00, 7 September 2010 (UTC)
Well, the effects of bolding the small diacritics (´`¨) depend on the font settings of your browser and the resolution of your screen. Compared with unbolded characters (´`¨) I can see a difference particularly in the diaeresis. However, generally I suppose you are right, so it may not be worth putting extra code in the core. Thanks for pointing that out. — Simo Kaupinmäki (talk) 13:29, 7 September 2010 (UTC)
OK, this left me wondering: what are the exact downsides of a bigger core? Is it just that generally it's a good idea to keep things simple, or may additional code cause more concrete problems? I ask this because my understanding of creating templates is still limited. I've just copied this template into fi.wikipedia with some modifications and additions, and while some of the additions (such as the bolded diaeresis) may be useful in a specific user case, they are not essential. It would be interesting to learn more about the principles of optimizing the code. — Simo Kaupinmäki (talk) 17:44, 7 September 2010 (UTC)

Page Up/Page Down[edit]

These keys do not have symbols; they never had. I intend to remove them from /core. Any objections? EdokterTalk 18:08, 2 September 2010 (UTC)

I have removed them. EdokterTalk 00:13, 3 September 2010 (UTC)

Opera allows a line break after the left border of a key image[edit]

Unfortunately it seems that Opera allows a line break after the left border (!) of the first key image produced by a template, thus breaking the image. You can prevent this from happening by disallowing a break right before the template by using a no-break space between the template and the preceding character. In the case of several adjacent templates you can wrap them all together with <span style="white-space: nowrap;">.

Is there any better way to prevent these brain-dead line breaks? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Simo Kaupinmäki (talkcontribs) 18:52, 7 September 2010 (UTC)

Unfortunately, no. The core template is already wrapped in a no-wrap span. Wrapping it in another span is ugly, and may not solve the problem. But I will try to eliminate preciding spaces. EdokterTalk 01:42, 8 September 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for the effort, but it doesn't seem to help. And you were correct in assuming that putting the no-wrap span into the main template does not make any difference either. I even tried to replace the regular spaces in the main template with no-break spaces, but to no avail. It looks like the odd line breaks can't be prevented from within the template, so if you want to play safe, you need to separately disallow breaking just before each template. Too bad. – Simo Kaupinmäki (talk) 12:43, 8 September 2010 (UTC)

Mouse buttons[edit]

Can I make a request to include mouse buttons e.g.:

  • left mouse button (or just LMB)
  • middle (MMB)
  • right (RMB)
  • wheel up (MWU)
  • wheel down (MWD)

Something like that? --Robinson weijman (talk) 09:30, 5 October 2010 (UTC)

You can already put in anything you want; you just have to enter exactly what you want to show, like LMB, but this template wasn't intended with mouse buttons in mind. EdokterTalk 14:04, 5 October 2010 (UTC)
Ah, yes, of course. Thanks! --Robinson weijman (talk) 06:16, 6 October 2010 (UTC)
You could also use LMB click.svg RMB click.svg Mouse wheel up.svg Mouse wheel down.svg. ›mysid () 13:15, 6 October 2010 (UTC)
Nice one - can anyone (with expertise) add them to the template? I might be tempted to give it a go... =:-) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Robinson weijman (talkcontribs) 18:36, 9 October 2010 (UTC)
You can expiriment in the sandbox, but I do believe mouse buttons are outside the scope of this template. {{Mouse click}} perhaps? EdokterTalk 19:00, 9 October 2010 (UTC)
Another thing to consider is that the functions of the left and right mouse button are often reversed for left-handed people, in which case such images can be rather confusing. (Therefore it is also better to speak of primary and secondary mouse buttons unless you know for sure that the user's mouse has been configured to function as right-handed.) – Simo Kaupinmäki (talk) 23:01, 10 October 2010 (UTC)
Furthermore, this would generally violate the guidelines at WP:ICONS - don't use iconic images as cutesy replacements for simple wording unless there's a very good reason to do so (e.g. because in a wide and long table of sporting statistics,  IRL is more concise than Republic of Ireland, and flags actually usually help people find the competitors they are interested in, thus their use in Olympics Games broadcasts, etc.). And yes, it would need to be a different mouse click template even if it wasn't an obvious WP:ICONS problem, since they would serve different purposes. — SMcCandlish Talk⇒ ʕ(Õلō Contribs. 09:25, 19 June 2011 (UTC)

Caps Lock symbol[edit]

What I've seen on some keyboards and in the keyboard template is that the Caps Lock key has a solid version of the upward pointing arrow that is used for the shift key. Is there a unicode solid arrow that can/should be used?Naraht (talk) 14:10, 14 February 2011 (UTC)

Arrow (symbol). — Dispenser 15:16, 14 February 2011 (UTC)
Upwards Thick Arrow From Bar 0x21ea may be appropriate.Naraht (talk) 16:41, 14 February 2011 (UTC)
I've added it. Edokter (talk) — 16:59, 14 February 2011 (UTC)

The element kbd[edit]

Resolved: Fixed.

Shouldn't this be <kbd class="keyboard-key"...> instead of <span class="keyboard-key"...>? It took several years to get the MediaWiki developers to properly and fully support the semantic markup elements like <kbd>, <dfn>, etc. Shame not to actually use them for their intended use. Especially since <span> has no semantic meaning at all, much less an appropriate one. — SMcCandlish Talk⇒ ʕ(Õلō Contribs. 09:20, 19 June 2011 (UTC)
PS: After this is fixed, the template should be added to Category:Semantic markup templates and its Template:Kbd shortcut added to Category:Wikipedia XHTML tag-replacing templates. — SMcCandlish Talk⇒ ʕ(Õلō Contribs. 09:33, 19 June 2011 (UTC)

<kbd> turns the text into a monospace font, which is not what we want. So while maybe semantically correct, visually it looks horrible. Edokter (talk) — 13:14, 19 June 2011 (UTC)
Forgot about that. It's an easy CSS fix: Template:Key press/Sandbox. Barring any objections, I'd like to install this. — SMcCandlish Talk⇒ ʕ(Õلō Contribs. 15:43, 19 June 2011 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done. Edokter (talk) — 16:29, 19 June 2011 (UTC)
I added the semantic markup category, and also made {{kbd}} a new, more general-use template in the XHTML tag replacements category (as a redirect to this template, the name was only used in one place). — SMcCandlish Talk⇒ ʕ(Õلō Contribs. 21:11, 19 June 2011 (UTC)

Thorn (letter) and other Alt Gr uses[edit]

Thorn (letter) is showing up at Category:Wikipedia keypress template parameter needs fixing. The thing is, I think its use of more than 5 keystrokes is legitimate: it's a composition using Alt Gr, which has to be held down for the duration of the sequence. Anyone know what the upper bound on these sequences is? If it's six characters, for instance, we can just slightly expand this codebase, whereas if it's open-ended we might want to rethink having a cleanup category for these. Chris Cunningham (user:thumperward) (talk) 15:52, 11 May 2012 (UTC)

This template has a limit of five parameters indicating consecutively pressed keys (indicated with a '+' between the keys). Any keys types in sequense must be entered using a new instance of the template. Edokter (talk) — 19:47, 11 May 2012 (UTC)
Right, but the problem is how to represent a sequence which is "hold the Alt Gr key while typing these five characters in sequence, then release the Alt Gr key". Is it possibly worth concocting some sub-template at {{Alt Gr}} to handle this use case? Chris Cunningham (user:thumperward) (talk) 09:13, 12 May 2012 (UTC)
How about alt+(012828) ? Edokter (talk) — 20:52, 12 May 2012 (UTC)
I concur with Edokter; that's a simple solution that doesn't require any new templates or more complicated template code. — SMcCandlish   Talk⇒ ɖ∘¿¤þ   Contrib. 07:41, 13 May 2012 (UTC)
Sounds good. That would empty the cleanup category. To be quite honest, I'd rather simply have it error out than silently do the wrong thing and categorise pages for cleanup: any objections to making that change? Chris Cunningham (user:thumperward) (talk) 09:38, 13 May 2012 (UTC)
If you read through the template documentation, you can see that the solution mentioned by Edokter has also been suggested there – though without the parentheses. I don't think parentheses are really necessary here, as lack of punctuation between digits makes them appear as a group. – Simo Kaupinmäki (talk) 17:45, 27 June 2012 (UTC)
Sorry for necromancing this discussion, but {{key press|alt}}+({{key press|0|1|2|8|chain=}} does the same but is shorter. I don't know when the chain parameter was added so it might not be available 1.5 years ago. — xZise [disc] 19:08, 9 December 2013 (UTC)

DS/Wii and Electronic arrow button key[edit]

There was some discussion at Wikipedia:Templates for discussion/Log/2013 May 29#Template:DS/Wii key press with the outcome that this could be potentially merged here. The code is now in User:QM400032/DS/Wii key press and User:QM400032/Electronic arrow button key press. If this is needed or wanted, you may want to consider merging them. However, the author is currently indef blocked. Thanks! Plastikspork ―Œ(talk) 14:07, 7 June 2013 (UTC)

Should there a distinction between left/right shift keys added?[edit]

I used this template (and the core template) for the Kerbal Space Programm Wiki. There I required a right shift so I added there right and left shift/2nd level, with the same features as the usual shift. Should this change added back into here? — xZise [disc] 11:56, 8 December 2013 (UTC)


Over the last months, this template has been terribly polluted with all sorts of symbols that do not normally appear on a computer keyboard. This makes the template, and the pages it is used on, appear very messy (especially the shift/ctrl/alt sympbols). I am once again going to remove all sympbols that do not appear on a normal computer keyboard, for which this tempate was originally designed. Edokter (talk) — 12:39, 8 December 2013 (UTC)

@Edokter: Have you reviewed the recent changes? It looks like some well-intentioned people have added such symbols in again.
Maybe it would be best to leave some comments about these keys being deliberately omitted, and perhaps a nice big comment right at the top of {{key press/core}} stating that "This template should NOT show symbols that ARE NOT found on the keys". Unfortunately, I see that my keyboard has arrows on the shift keys.
And, you know, consider protecting the template more fully.
If you don't want to protect it, you might want to avoid removing the multimedia keys and such that would always bear those symbols on any keyboard that has them, along with the " key" variants that display strange symbols without words; removing them seems likely to lead to (very slow, perhaps unintentional) revert wars. —SamB (talk) 03:19, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

Documentation of removed entries[edit]

Most of the removed symbols come from ISO/IEC 9995-7. Most of them are or have been present on actual physical keyboards. — Christoph Päper 18:50, 21 October 2014 (UTC)

Input Output Currently
shift lock key No
shift lock ⇪ Shift Lock No
shift lock Shift Lock No
level 2 lock key No
second level lock ⇫ Level 2 Lock No
2nd level lock
l2 lock
level 2 lock
caps lock key No
capitals lock ⇬ Caps Lock Partial
caps lock
caps lock Caps Lock Yes
num lock key No
numeric lock ⇭ Numeric Lock No
num lock Num ⇩ No
third level lock ⇯ Level 3 Lock No
3rd level lock
l3 lock
level 3 lock
lock key No
general lock key
generalized lock ⇩ Lock No
generalised lock
general lock
group lock key No
group lock ⇰ Group Lock No
scroll lock key No
scrolling ⇳ Scroll Lock No
scrolling lock
scroll lock Scroll ⇩ No
pause key No
pause ⎉ Pause No
break key No
break ⎊ Break No
level and group switching, modifiers
Input Output Currently
shift key No
level 2 key
second level ⇧ Level 2 No
2nd level
level 2 select
level 2 selector
level 2
shift ⇧ Shift Yes
shift Shift Yes
level 3 key No
third level ⇮ Level 3 No
3rd level
level 3 select
level 3 selector
level 3
group key No
altgr key
alternate graphic AltGr No
alt graph
alt graphic
alt grill
alt car
alt char
right alt
alt group
alternate group
altgr AltGr No
altgroup ⇨ AltGr No
altgroup AltGr No
group select Group No
group selector
Enter and Return
Input Output Currently
enter key No
enter ⌅ Enter Yes
enter Enter Yes
return key No
return ⏎ Return No
return Return No
-return key No
-return ↵ Return No
-return Return No
submit key No
send key
submit ⎆ submit No
send ⎆ send No
Option and Alt
Input Output Currently
opt key No
option key
opt ⌥ Opt Yes
opt Opt Yes
option ⌥ Option Yes
option key Option Yes
alt key No
alternate key
alternate ⎇ Alt No
left alt
alt Alt No
Pre-IBM keys
Input Output Currently
greek Greek No
top Top No
super key No
super Super No
hyper key No
hyper Hyper No
repeat Repeat No
code key No
code Code No
graph key No
graph Graph No
meta key No
meta ◆ Meta No
Laptop keys
Input Output Currently
function Function No
function Function No
fn Fn No
fn Fn No
Input Output Currently
tab key No
tabulator key
tabulator Tab ↹ Partial
horizontal tab
horizontal tabulator
tab Tab No
right tab key No
right tab Tab ⇥ No
left tab key No
shift tab ⇤ Tab No
left tab
deleting and erasing
Input Output Currently
backspace key No
erase key
backwards erase ⌫ Erase No
backspace ⌫ Backspace Yes
backspace Backspace Yes
del key No
delete key
del ⌦ Del No
delete ⌦ Delete No
delete Delete No
ins key No
ins ⌤ Ins No
insert key No
insert ⎀ Insert No
clear input key No
clear input ⌧ Clear No
Input Output Currently
esc key No
escape key
esc ⎋ Esc No
escape ⎋ Escape No
esc Esc No
escape Escape No
Input Output Currently
ctrl key No
control key
ctrl ⎈ Ctrl No
ctrl Ctrl No
control ⎈ Control No
control Control No
^ctrl key No
^control key
^ctrl ⌃ Ctrl No
^control ⌃ Control No
^ctrl Ctrl No
^control Control No
Vendor keys, Command (⊞ used to be used for the Windows logo)
Input Output Currently
cmd key No
command key
win key
windows key
os key
vendor key
cmd ⌘ Cmd Yes
cmd Cmd Yes
command ⌘ Command Yes
command Command Yes
windows ⌘ Win Yes
win Win Yes
menu key No
menu ≣ Menu Yes
menu Menu Yes
Input Output Currently
cmp key No
compose key
cmp ⎄ Cmp No
cmp Cmp No
compose ⎄ Compose No
compose Compose No
arrow cursor movement
Input Output Currently
.up key No
.up ⇡ Up No
up Yes
up key ↑ Up No
up arrow ↑ Up Arrow No
move up ↑ Move Up No
up Yes
.down key No
.down ⇣ Down No
down Yes
down key ↓ Down No
down arrow ↓ Down Arrow No
move down ↓ Move Down No
down Yes
.left key No
.left ⇠ Left No
left Yes
left key ← Left No
left arrow ← Left Arrow No
move left ← Move LEft No
left Yes
.right key No
.right ⇢ Right No
right Yes
right key → Right No
right arrow → Right Arrow No
move right → Move Right No
right Yes
north west No
top left
south east No
bottom right
north east No
top right
south west No
bottom left
Input Output Currently
pos1 key No
start key
home key
pos1 ⇱ Home No
home Home No
end key No
end ⇲ End No
end End No
line start No
line end No
page start No
page end No
paged media
Input Output Currently
pgup key No
page up key
page up ⇞ Page Up No
pgup ⇞ PgUp No
pg up
page up Page Up No
pgup PgUp No
pg up
pgdn key No
page down key
page down ⇟ Page Down No
pgdn ⇟ PgDn No
pg down
page down Page Down No
pgdn PgDn No
pg down
prev page key No
left page key
left page ⎗ Prev. Page No
prev page
previous page ⎗ Previous Page No
next page key No
right page key
right page ⎘ Next Page No
next page
screen, note “clear input” ⌧
Input Output Currently
prtscr key No
prt scr key
prtsc key
prt sc key
print key
prtscr ⎙ PrtScr No
prt scr
prt sc
print screen ⎙ Print Screen No
print ⎙ Print No
clrscr key No
clr scr key
cls key
clr sc key
clear screen key
clear key
clrscr ⎚ ClrScr No
clr scr
clr sc
clear screen ⎚ Clear Screen No
clear ⎚ Clear No
multimedia control; possible inconsistencies
Input Output Currently
play key No
playback key
scroll right key
play ▶ Play No
start playback
scroll right ▶ Scroll Right No
play reverse key No
reverse key
scroll left key
play reverse ◀ Reverse No
scroll left ◀ Scroll Left No
play/pause key No
play/pause ⏯ Play/Pause No
play pause
pause key No
pause ‖ Pause No
pause playback
stop key No
stop ■ Stop No
eject key No
eject ⏏ Eject No
record key No
record ● Record No
skip key No
fwd key
forward key
forward ⏭ Forward No
fwd ⏭ Fwd No
skip ⏭ Skip No
skip forward
skip back key No
skip back ⏮ Skip Back No
skip backward
backward key No
backward ⏪ Backward No
rewind key No
rewind No
fast forward key No
ffwd key
fast forward ⏩ Fast Forward No
ffwd ⏩ FFwd No
downward key No
downwards key
downward ⏬ Downward No
skip down key 🔽 No
scroll down key
skip down 🔽 Skip Down No
scroll down 🔽 Scroll Down No
upward key No
upwards key
upward ⏫ Upward No
skip up key 🔼 No
scroll up key
skip up 🔼 Skip Up No
scroll up 🔼 Scroll Up No
telephones and other telematic devices, also numpad
Input Output Currently
initiator key No
initiator ✲ Initiator No
terminator key No
terminator ⌗ Terminator No
times key × No
times × Times No
divide key ÷ No
divide ÷ Divide No
problematic characters
Input Output Currently
asterisk * Yes
hash # Partial
hash sign
pound sign
# # Yes
colon : Yes
[[:]] : Yes
pipe symbol | Partial
vertical bar
[[|]] | Yes
semicolon ; Yes
equals || Yes
Left analog stick
Input Output Currently
l-up L↑ Yes
l up
l-down L↓ Yes
l down
l-left L← Yes
l left
l-right L→ Yes
l right
l-ne L↗ Yes
l ne
l-se L↘ Yes
l se
l-nw L↖ Yes
l nw
l-sw L↙ Yes
l sw
Right analog stick
Input Output Currently
r-up R↑ Yes
r up
r-down R↓ Yes
r down
r-left R← Yes
r left
r-right R→ Yes
r right
r-ne R↗ Yes
r ne
r-se R↘ Yes
r se
r-nw R↖ Yes
r nw
r-sw R↙ Yes
r sw
Nintendo 64 & GameCube
Input Output Currently
c-up C↑ Yes
c up
c-down C↓ Yes
c down
c-left C← Yes
c left
c-right C→ Yes
c right
c-ne C↗ Yes
c ne
c-se C↘ Yes
c se
c-nw C↖ Yes
c nw
c-sw C↙ Yes
c sw
Input Output Currently
ps x × Yes
ps c Yes
ps s Yes
ps t Yes
Input Output Currently
#default {{{1}}} Yes

Separator for Key Sequences[edit]

This template's doc does not describe which separator to use in case some keys are pressed in sequence, for instance in Alt+Space N to minimize (iconify) a window. I used a space here but this is not handled consistently in WP: someone else could have used Alt+Space, N, Alt+Space-N or Alt+SpaceN. -- Juergen (talk) 21:46, 8 June 2014 (UTC)

Key press change, or maybe new template "escape series"?[edit]

ANSI and VT codes consist of strings of characters, generally proceeded by the escape. To display these, someone suggesting using this template. It looks good, but it is hard to enter, because the template normally inserts plusses if multiple characters are entered in a single string. I don't want "press escape at the same time as I and 0", I need "press escape THEN I and THEN 0. Perhaps a flag to suppress the plus signs? Or maybe a different version that does it by default? Maury Markowitz (talk) 15:30, 5 February 2015 (UTC)

You can simply use the template multiple times: Esc I O. 18:28, 5 February 2015 (UTC)
Sure, but it's hard. Lots and lots of typing that's hard. Maury Markowitz (talk) 19:15, 5 February 2015 (UTC)
It turns out you can remove the "+" with |chain= (leave it empty). -- [[User:Edokter]] {{talk}} 19:38, 5 February 2015 (UTC)
  • I've started {{ESC}} for this purpose. I'll neaten it up and finish it in the next few hours. In class waiting for the instructor to show up at the moment. — {{U|Technical 13}} (etc) 20:13, 5 February 2015 (UTC)

Thanks to both Edokter and Tech, I'll make widespread use of both! Maury Markowitz (talk) 12:16, 6 February 2015 (UTC)