YouTube Keyboard Shortcuts you must Know

YouTube is undoubtedly one of the best video streaming websites on the internet. Millions using it for their video streaming and music listening purposes each day. If you are one of them, it is common that to ask for any YouTube keyboard shortcuts for making video streaming even more simple. So in this article, we are going to provide some youtube shortcuts for you. Have a look at them.

Note: Some of the below-given shortcuts may not work in specific platforms or browsers. For example, YouTube shortcuts for Mac may be different from that of Windows. Like that, YouTube shortcuts in Chrome may be different from that of Firefox.

Note 2: Most of these shortcuts will only work when the actual YouTube player is selected. To make sure that the YouTube player is in focus, press Space bar and check if it plays or pauses the video.

Simple YouTube Shortcuts

Here are some simple one key shortcuts to use on YouTube.

Shortcut Actions
Space or K Play / Pause
Go back 5 Seconds
Go forward 5 Seconds
Increase Volume
Decrease Volume
F Fullscreen
Esc Exit Fullscreen
Home Go to the Beginning of the Video
End Go to the End of the Video
. (period) Move forward one frame when video is paused
, (comma) Move backward one frame when video is paused
0 (not the keypad number) Restart video
1 Move Playhead to 10% of the video
2 Move Playhead to 20% of the video
3 Move Playhead to 30% of the video
4 Move Playhead to 40% of the video
5 Move Playhead to 50% of the video
6 Move Playhead to 60% of the video
7 Move Playhead to 70% of the video
8 Move Playhead to 80% of the video
9 Move Playhead to 90% of the video
M Mute/Unmute Audio
Enter/Return Toggle Selected Player Button
C Toggle Closed Captioning (CC)
/ Place text cursor in Search field
Tab To Navigate between the buttons on the player (Forward)
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Advanced YouTube Shortcuts

Here are some advanced two key shortcuts to use in YouTube.

Shortcut Actions
Shift + > Increase Playback Speed
Shift + < Decrease Playback Speed
Ctrl + → Go forward 10 Seconds
Ctrl + ← Go backward 10 Seconds
Shift + N Next Video in the Playlist
Shift + P Previous Video in the Playlist
Shift + Tab To Navigate between the buttons on the player (Backward)

Also Read: 10 YouTube Search Tips Every YouTube User should Know

Commonly asked YouTube shortcuts questions

Here are some of the most commonly asked questions by our readers. If you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to leave a comment in the following comment area.

  1. How to full screen youtube with a keyboard?
    To full screen any video with the keyboard, you just have to press F button.
  2. What is youtube skip ad keyboard shortcut?
    There is no such keyboard shortcut to skip Youtube ads. Instead, you could use some tricky ways or ad-blockers to do the job.
  3. What is youtube next video keyboard shortcut?
    You can use Shift+N for next video in playlist and Shift+P for the previous one.
  4. What is youtube keyboard shortcuts for speed control?
    You can use Shift+> to increase the playback speed and Shift+< to decrease it.

Now you know almost all active YouTube Keyboard shortcuts. If you know something that we missed, don’t forget to let us know through your comments. We will always be happy to add them to the list.

Muhammed Swalih is a Blogger by profession who also has a great taste in Web Development, SEO, Graphic Designing, etc.

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