5 YouTube Keyboard Shortcuts that You Ought to Know

youtube keyboard shortcutsWe all agree to the fact that keyboard shortcut makes life much easier. That is why we have previously covered shortcut keys for Chrome, GDocs and others. Shortcuts are a great way to speed up things and save time. Also, it makes the application very convenient to use. For example, you can skip videos by hitting 0-9 keys on top row of keyboard (numeric pad does not work). Press 1 to skip first 10% of the video and so on.

Here are the 5 keyboard shortcuts that you must know:

Keyboard shortcut Used For
Spacebar Play or pause the video
Left/Right arrow Forwards or rewinds by 10 Second
Up/Down Arrow Play or pause the video
Esc Key Exit full screen view
Numbers 1-9 Jump to 10% to 90% of the video

These shortcuts will only work when the video player is in focus. To bring the focus try pausing and then resuming the video.

A single click will pause and another will resume the video. Double click makes video go full screen.

If you are interested in more, here is the complete list of shortcuts for your convenience:

Keyboard shortcut Used For
Number O (not on numeric pad) Restart video
Spacebar or mouse single click Play/Pause
Left and then Up arrow Initiates mini snake game (only when player is paused)
F (doesn’t work for all) Switch to full screen
Left/Right arrow Move backward/forward 5 seconds
Ctrl+left/ctrl+right arrow Move backward/forward 10 seconds
Home/End Move to the beginning/End
Up/Down arrow Increase/Decrease volume 5%
Numbers 1 to 9 (not on the numeric pad) Jump to the 10% to 90% of the video

Let us know your favorite YouTube keyboard shortcuts in the comments that you think are worth a share.

Related: Auto Replay YouTube Videos

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Filed under Youtube Tricks. Posted by Abhishek and last updated on May 7, 2016.

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k button works like spacebar without need for player focus, m for mute

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