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Some of the questions / answers here have cool images of a key to press, like Esc, but it looks like a key.

How do I do that? I cannot see it documented in the editing FAQ or in http://superuser.com/editing-help or in the Markdown documentation.


With the answers below, this should do it: <kbd>Ctrl</kbd>


And it does!

It also seems that the request to add this to the documentation has not yet been completed.

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For any post, even if there's not been any edit yet: see http://superuser.com/posts/<id>/revisions and then click "view source". –  Arjan May 6 '10 at 5:49

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It's <kbd> and </kbd>.

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Now that I have the code of <kbd> I search and I think it still needs to be added per this post: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/36785/… –  drewk May 6 '10 at 2:54
Doesn't work in comments, unfortunately... –  Adam Lindberg Aug 3 '11 at 16:01

This is a test button with a link Live demo

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Please don't use this for demo links. Kbd is supposed to represent user input. –  Jonathan Hobbs Jun 16 at 6:45
Is there an appropriate attractive way to represent demo links (other than a raw url)? I have seen the technique above in several answers in SE and SO and was using meta as a sandbox to figure out how it works (which I also gathered was an appropriate use of meta). –  Reb.Cabin Jun 16 at 12:39
Yeah; provide them as links, since they're links. –  Jonathan Hobbs Jun 16 at 13:02

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