40+ YouTube Keyboard Shortcuts Every YouTube User Must Know

YouTube Keyboard Shortcuts

YouTube has become the second biggest search engine and second most visited website next to Google. It is also the most popular video platform on earth. The first video uploaded to YouTube was “Me at the Zoo” on April 23rd 2005. 

These days, more than 500 hours of videos are uploaded every minute. People around the world watch over 1 billion hours of videos a day. 

If you are one of those people who spend lots of time to watch music videos, educational videos, or feel entertained, then you need to know YouTube keyboard shortcuts.

Regularly using these YouTube keyboard shortcuts help you save some time and make your YouTube use more efficient as well.

In this article, we will share you the list of 40+ YouTube keyboard shortcuts that we think can enhance your user experience on the platform. 

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Note: Since switching in between tabs in your browser, or navigating through other fields of the page (like the comments section) unselects the video, the YouTube video player must be active. Otherwise, most of these YouTube keyboard shortcuts doesn’t work. Click on the video to make sure it is selected and gain back focus so that you can take full advantage of YouTube keyboard shortcuts.

Let us get started.

1.     Common YouTube Shortcuts

Shift + ?

To open the YouTube keyboard shortcuts menu. Press Esc to dismiss.

Note: you can open YouTube keyboard shortcuts menu by clicking your account icon and then clicking keyboard shortcuts.

/ (: on AZERTY keyboard)

To go to the search box

T

To switch between theater mode and normal mode

I

To switch to miniplayer mode which allows you to move around YouTube while the video is playing

2.   YouTube Keyboard Shortcuts to Play or Pause YouTube Video

Space Bar

To play or pause when the seek bar is selected. Activate a button if a button has focus. (The player focus is required)

K

To play or pause in the YouTube player. (It does not require focus)

Play / Pause Media Key on keyboards

To play or pause.

Stop Media Key on keyboards           

To stop

3.   YouTube Keyboard Shortcuts to Change YouTube Playback Speed

To slow down the video playback rate by 0.25 seconds

To speed up the video playback rate by 0.25 seconds

4.   YouTube Keyboard Shortcuts to Fast Forward and Rewind a Video

J

To rewind 10 seconds in the YouTube player

L

To fast forward 10 seconds in YouTube player

Left Arrow

To rewind 5 seconds

Right Arrow

To fast forward 5 seconds

      Note: The number of seconds that the previous four options (J, L, Left Arrow, and Right Arrow) fast forward or rewind will be multiplied by the playback speed that you have already set.

For Example: if you are on a double playback speed,

  • the 'J' key will rewind in 20 second intervals
  • the 'L' key will fast forward in 20 second intervals
  • the 'Left arrow' key will rewind in 10 second intervals.
  • the 'right arrow' key will fast forward in 10 second intervals.

5.    YouTube Keyboard Shortcuts to Move Within the Video

1 to 9

[& to à on AZERTY keyboard]

To go to the 10% to 90% of the video leaving your current position.

For Example: if you press 3, it will take you to 30% of the video you are currently watching.

Shift + 1

To move between h1 headers.

press Alt + D, then press End key. Add #t=XmYs at the end of the URL

(You can delete seconds if not required)

To go to X minute and Y seconds into the video leaving your current position

For Example: adding #t=1m30s at the end of the URL will take you to 1 minute and 30 seconds into the video 

0 (Zero)

or
Home key

To go to the beginning seconds of the video leaving your current position

End key

To go to the last seconds of the video leaving your current position

Page Up

To go forward 1 minute leaving your current position

Page Down

To go backward 1 minute leaving your current position

To go to the previous frame while the video is paused.

There are 24 frames in a second so you must press ‘,’ key 24 times successively to move one second backward leaving your current position.

To go to the next frame while the video is paused. There are 24 frames in a second so you must press ‘.’ key 24 times successively to move one second forward leaving your current position.

6.   YouTube Keyboard Shortcuts for Video Control

M

To mute the video currently playing. To unmute the video press M again

B

To change background color of CC (closed captions) 

F

Or
Double click on the video

To open the current video in full screen mode. If the full screen mode was already activated, press F again or press Esc to exit full screen mode.

Esc

To exit full screen mode, closes shortcuts window.

It also closes miniplayer but does not take you back to video you were watching rather returns you to the page you were browsing in YouTube

Up Arrow key

To increase player volume in 5% increments

Down Arrow key

To decrease player volume in 5% increments

Right Click

To open menu (copy video URL, copy embed code, copy debug info, troubleshoot playback issue, stats for nerds)

7.    YouTube Keyboard Shortcuts for Subtitles and Closed Captions

C

To start CC (closed captions) and subtitles if it has. Press C again to hide captions and subtitles.

-

To decrease CC (closed captions) and subtitles font size

+

or

To increase CC (closed captions) and subtitles font size

O

To rotate through different text opacity levels.

W

To rotate through different window opacity levels.

8.   YouTube Keyboard Shortcuts to Spherical Videos

W

To pan up

S

To pan down

A

To pan left

D

To pan right

] (+ On Numpad On AZERTY Keyboard)

To zoom in

[ (- On Numpad On AZERTY Keyboard)

To zoom out

9.   YouTube Keyboard Shortcuts While in Playlist

N (Shift + n) 

Or
End key

To open a video next to the current video you are watching. This also helps you open the next video while in playlist. For Example: if you are watching video number 5 in the playlist, pressing ‘N’ would take you to video number 6.

P (Shift + p) 

To open the previous video while in playlist

For Example: if you are watching video number 5 on the playlist, pressing ‘P’ would take you back to video number 4.

Alt + Right Arrow

To move to next video while in playlist 

Alt + Left Arrow

To move to previous video while in playlist 

 


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