Keyboard Navigation

The keyboard navigation of the Menu is always available.

When the Menu is focused, its first root item is activated. For a complete example, refer to the demo on keyboard navigation of the Menu.

Kendo UI Menu supports the following keyboard shortcuts:

SHORTCUT DESCRIPTION
Home Focuses the first item.
End Focuses the last item.
Left Arrow
  • Moves the active item on the root level of horizontal Menus to the left.
  • Closes an item group.
Right Arrow
  • Moves the active item on the root level of horizontal Menus to the right.
  • Opens an item group of a vertical Menu.
  • If the previous active item has been inside an item group, moves the active state to the next root item of a horizontal Menu.
Up Arrow Moves the active item of vertical Menu item groups upwards.
Down Arrow
  • 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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