Keyboard Lock

While in fullscreen, this API allows the app to request to receive keys that are normally handled by the system or the browser (like Cmd/Alt-Tab or Esc). If granted, the user would be able to exit Keyboard Lock (and fullscreen) by holding the Esc key for 2 seconds.


This feature was discussed at TPAC 2016 and the consensus (present: FF, Edge, Yandex) was roughly: "Sounds useful. Sounds scary. You go first." See discussion at the end of




Editor's draft

Status in Chromium

In development (launch bug)

Consensus & Standardization

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Last updated on 2017-04-26