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
|Toggle play/pause the video||k or Spacebar|
|Go back 5 seconds||Left arrow|
|Go back 10 seconds||j|
|Go forward 5 seconds||Right arrow|
|Go forward 10 seconds||l|
|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||Escape|
|Go to beginning of video||Home|
|Go to end of video||End|
|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)|
|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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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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