The Escape key is no longer treated as a user activation.
Browsers prevents calls to abusable APIs (like popup, fullscreen, vibrate etc) unless the user activates the page through direct interactions. Not all interactions trigger user activation. For example, clicking on a link or typing in a textbox does, but swiping fingers on a screen or hovering with the mouse cursor doesn't. Since users never intend to interact with the page through the ESC key, it should not trigger user activation. Most importantly, ESC key activation recently turned out to be the root cause of one abuse vector.
Specification being incubated in a Community Group
Status in Chromium
Enabled by default
Consensus & Standardization
- No signal
- No signals
Intent to Prototype urlIntent to Prototype thread
Search tagsUser gesture,
Last updated on 2021-12-13