Submit any form with a keyboard shortcut
Say you have a simple form like “Add comment” similar to this image
Now, this is a text-area, so the ENTER key will break rows and will not automatically submit the form to the server.
I want to create a flexible way to send the form to the server with a keyboard shortcut like CTRL+ENTER.
By default, Keymaster ignores all keyboard shortcuts if it’s inside an input or textarea or even a select box, obviously that is not what I wanted or needed.
Luckily, you can override that behavior with a filter function, like so
Now, all you need to do is listen to the event, and when it’s fired, submit the parent form. like so:
That’s it, now every text-input, input or select box can submit the form with this shortcut, it’s super useful and your users will certainly like it.Submit to Hacker News
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