YouTube Hotkeys: Full List of YouTube Keyboard Shortcuts
If you are frequently watching YouTube videos on your computer and you are not using hotkeys which can simplify a number of actions for you, you might be losing a lot of precious time. In this post, we will make a list of all keyboard shortcuts for YouTube.
Most software applications and websites provide their own set of custom keyboard shortcuts to simplify some of the most frequently performed tasks for their users. Especially if you consider doing the same tasks hundreds of times a day, using shortcuts to save time and to perform those tasks in a quicker fashion makes total sense.
YouTube is one of those websites on which you can use some keyboard shortcuts for certain actions. There are not many hotkeys that you can use on the user interface of YouTube, apart from the common hotkeys that are available on your web browser, but there are a number of quite useful shortcuts that are actively usable while watching videos.
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Using shortcuts will not only allow you to view and navigate videos more efficiently, but it will also reduce the amount of mouse travel and clicks you you will have to do otherwise and let your mouse-clicking fingers rest. When you get used to YouTube keyboard shortcuts, you will realize that you will have a much better control over the video player. You can even impress your friends by showing your knowledge of hotkeys while watching videos together.
Now, let's see what those YouTube keyboard shortcuts are.
YouTube Keyboard Shortcuts
Note that there are a few common browser hotkeys you can use generally on all websites including YouTube, such as the following:
|F5||Refresh the page.|
|F11||Toggle browser fullscreen mode.|
|Tab||Move the cursor to Search box.|
The following keyboard shortcuts, some of which you may already be familiar with, are available while watching a video on YouTube and the video area is in focus (i.e. you clicked on the video).
|Up arrow key||Volume up by 5%.|
|Down arrow key||Volume down by 5%|
|Spacebar or K||Pause/Play the video.|
|Home or 0||Go to the Start of the video.|
|End||Go to the End of the video.|
|1 - 9||Go to 10%, 20%, ... 90% of the video.|
|Left arrow key||Seek backward for 5 seconds.|
|Right arrow key||Seek forward for 5 seconds.|
|J||Seek backward for 10 seconds.|
|L||Seek forward for 10 seconds.|
|F||Enter/Exit Fullscreen video mode|
|Esc||Exit Fullscreen mode|
|Tab||Activate tab selection on video control buttons. If you press Spacebar while tab selection is active, it will activate the focused button.|
|Shift + C||Enable Subtitles/Closed Captions (CC).|
|Shift + N||Play Next video.|
|Shift + P||Play Previous video (while watching a playlist).|
|Shift + ,||Decrease play speed.|
|Shift + .||Increase play speed|
|,||Move 1 frame backward (when the video is paused).|
|.||Move 1 frame forward (when the video is paused).|
|-||Decrease subtitle/CC font size.|
|+||Increase subtitle/CC font size.|
As you see in the above list, there are quite a few keyboard shortcuts that you can use while watching videos on YouTube. We hope that this shortcuts will help you save a lot of time on YouTube.
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