Are keyboard shortcuts automatic for contenteditable elements?

So I made a small HTML test website with a contenteditable <html> tag and I noticed that pressing CtrlB, CtrlI, etc. automatically works. Is this a feature of my device, my browser, or HTML itself?
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<html contenteditable></html>
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Hey @element1010 !
It’s ‘content’ and ‘editable’ put together, so I’m assuming that it causes the keys to edit the page?
Yup! Just confirmed it:


That didn’t really answer the question; we know what contenteditable is.

But why does Ctrl + I, Ctrl + B, etc. do text styling? I didn’t even know that was a thing. And I’m also wondering:

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What device and browser are you using?


On Firefox, Ctrl + B opens the bookmarks sidebar, Ctrl + I opens page info, and Ctrl + U opens the HTML source code.

However, all of those work on Chrome and Edge.

So @element1010, I think it depends on the browser you use. :woman_shrugging:


That also opens view source here in Edge, but not when you’re focused on a contenteditable element for some reason.

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