shortway

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Shortway

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Tiny to library to handle keyboard shortcuts in the browser. Feel free to use it with any kind of keyboard events and attach them to any element that you want.

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Install

This project uses node and npm. Go check them out if you don't have them locally installed.

$ npm install --dev shortway

Then with a module bundler like rollup or webpack, use as you would anything else:

// using ES6 modules
import shortway from 'shortway'
 
// using CommonJS modules
var shortway = require('shortway')

The UMD build is also available on unpkg:

<script src="https://unpkg.com/shortway/lib/shortway.umd.js"></script>

You can find the library on window.shortway.

Usage

import shortway from 'shortway'
 
const callback = (e) => {console.log(e)}
 
const spaceShortcut = shortway('ctrl+space', callback)
document.addEventListener('keyup', spaceShortcut)
 
const customShortcut = shortway('ctrl+shift+left', callback)
document.querySelector('input').addEventListener('keypress', customShortcut)

Supported Keys

Shortway current supports ctrl, alt and shift along with the following shortcuts:

  • backspace
  • tab
  • enter
  • esc
  • space
  • pageup
  • pagedown
  • end
  • home
  • 0-9
  • a-z
  • f1-f12
  • Arrows: left, top, right, down
  • insert
  • delete
  • slash: /

API

shortway(command, callback)

command

A sequence of keys to be watched.

Examples:
shortway('r', callback)
shortway('ctrl+9', callback)
shortway('alt+a', callback)
shortway('shift+space', callback)

callback

A callback to be executed when a sequence of keys is predded.

Examples:
const callback = e => {
  console.log(e)
}
 
shortway('r', callback)

Contributing

See the contributing file.

License

MIT License © Gustavo P Borges

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