Keyboard Navigation

The Menu provides a keyboard navigation functionality. When on focus, the first root item is activated.

Kendo UI Menu supports the following keyboard shortcuts and user actions:

SHORTCUT DESCRIPTION
Home Focuses the first item
End Focuses the last item
Left Arrow key
  • Moves the active item on the root level of horizontal Menus to the left
  • Closes an item group
Right Arrow key
  • Moves the active item on the root level of horizontal Menus to the right
  • opens an item group of a vertical Menu
  • Moves the active state to the next root item of a horizontal Menu, if the previous active item has been inside an item group
Up Arrow key Moves the active item of vertical Menu item groups upwards
Down Arrow key
  • Moves the active item of vertical Menu item groups downwards
  • Opens an item group of a horizontal Menu
Enter Selects or navigates the focused item
Space Selects or navigates the focused item
Esc Closes an item group
(Shift+) Tab Blurs the Menu and moves the focus to the next (previous) focusable page element

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