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Keyboard inputs in Anki

A summary of how I display keyboard shortcuts in Anki.


This method uses the kbd HTML element to display keyboard inputs. The HTML editor can be toggled in Anki using Ctrl + Shift + x and an example field looks like the following:

<kbd>Ctrl</kbd> + <kbd>Down</kbd>

The kbd element is then styled with the following CSS:

kbd {
	font-family: 'Fira Code';
	color: #7bddff;
	background-color: #eee;
	border-radius: 3px;
	border: 1px solid #b4b4b4;
	box-shadow: 0 1px 1px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.2), 0 2px 0 0 rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.7) inset;
	color: #333;
	display: inline-block;
	font-size: 0.85em;
	line-height: 1;
	padding: 3px 5px;
	white-space: nowrap;

The finished product looks something like the following:

Anki keyboard input example

The end result of the keyboard input styling