You Must Know These YouTube Keyboard Shortcuts



We all spend enough time on YouTube. As per the stats released earlier today, people watch 1 billion hours daily on YouTube. If you are also one of those who spends hours on YouTube, this post is for you. In this post, we are listing few YouTube keyboard shortcuts. Learn these to make your YouTube experience better.

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Before I start writing keyboard shortcuts, you must know that most of these will work only if the YouTube player is in focus. If you navigate to other parts, these shortcuts will not work. To get back focus on the player, you will have to click on it.

List of YouTube Keyboard Shortcuts

Action Shortcut
Toggle play/pause the video
k or Spacebar
Go back 5 seconds
Left arrow
Go back 10 seconds
Go forward 5 seconds
Right arrow
Go forward 10 seconds
Skip to a particular section of the video (e.g., 5 goes to the video midpoint)
Numbers 1-9 (not the keypad numbers)
Restart video
0 (not the keypad number)
Go to Full Screen mode f
Exit Full Screen mode
Go to beginning of video
Go to end of video
Increase volume 5%
Up arrow
Decrease volume 5%
Down arrow
Increase speed
Shift+> (may not work in all browsers)
Decrease speed
Shift+< (may not work in all browsers)
Move forward 1 frame when video is paused . (period)
Move backward 1 frame when video is paused , (comma)
Mute/unmute video m
Turn captions on/off c
Cycle through options for caption background color b   
Move to the previous video in a playlist Shift+p
Move to the next video in a playlist Shift+n

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Final Words

While you cannot perform everything on YouTube by using keyboard shortcuts, it is still helpful. Try learning these and you will not have to touch the mouse for most of the things. I am sure this post is helpful for most of our readers.

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