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Create Keyboard Shortcuts & Sequences with Mousetrap

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Mousetrap is a simple library for handling keyboard shortcuts in Javascript. It is around 1.6kb minified and gzipped and 3kb minified, has no external dependencies. The bind method is the main call you will be making. This will bind a specified keyboard command to a callback method.

There is a third argument you can use to specify the type of event to listen for. It can be keypress, keydown or keyup. Any keys separated by a space will be considered a sequence. If you type each key in order the final one in the sequence will trigger the callback. Mousetrap has been tested and should work in Internet Explorer 6+, Safari, Firefox, Chrome.


Requirements: JavaScript Framework
Demo: http://craig.is/killing/mice
License: Apache 2.0 License

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