Skip to main content
Version: 18.0.5

Keyboard class

Keyboard provides an api for managing a virtual keyboard. The high level api is Keyboard.type(), which takes raw characters and generates proper keydown, keypress/input, and keyup events on your page.


export declare class Keyboard


For finer control, you can use Keyboard.down(), Keyboard.up(), and Keyboard.sendCharacter() to manually fire events as if they were generated from a real keyboard.

On MacOS, keyboard shortcuts like ⌘ A -> Select All do not work. See #1313.

The constructor for this class is marked as internal. Third-party code should not call the constructor directly or create subclasses that extend the Keyboard class.

Example 1

An example of holding down Shift in order to select and delete some text:

await page.keyboard.type('Hello World!');

await page.keyboard.down('Shift');
for (let i = 0; i < ' World'.length; i++)
await page.keyboard.up('Shift');

// Result text will end up saying 'Hello!'

Example 2

An example of pressing A

await page.keyboard.down('Shift');
await page.keyboard.up('Shift');


down(key, options)Dispatches a keydown event.
press(key, options)Shortcut for Keyboard.down() and Keyboard.up().
sendCharacter(char)Dispatches a keypress and input event. This does not send a keydown or keyup event.
type(text, options)Sends a keydown, keypress/input, and keyup event for each character in the text.
up(key)Dispatches a keyup event.