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Learn to Use jQuery .keypress() to Track Keyboard Actions

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Published Jul 3, 2019
Updated Sep 30, 2019

jQuery keypress: Main Tips

  • The method .keypress() attaches an event handler for when a key is pressed, or triggers the keypress event.
  • The keypress event is similar to the keydown. However, keypress is not invoked by non-printing keys.

Usage of. keypress()

The jQuery .keypress() applies an event handler for the keypress event. It can trigger the event as well. The keypress event occurs when a key on the keyboard is pressed.

In the example below, the number of times you press keyboard keys while typing into an input field is displayed:

To simply trigger the keypress event, use this syntax:


Follow this syntax to specify a function to be executed when the event is triggered:


Warning: the actual results from jQuery .keypress() method might depend on different platforms, browsers, and their versions.