YouTube Keyboard Shortcuts

You can unleash the full potential of your YouTube experience by incorporating time-saving keyboard shortcuts. Streamlining your navigation within the platform, these shortcuts allow you to control playback, adjust settings, and enhance overall efficiency. Learn how to effortlessly manage your video content with the following guide to YouTube keyboard shortcuts.

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Youtube Keyboard Shortcuts Quick Reference:


Spacebar: Play/Pause when the seek bar is selected. Activate a button if a button has focus.
Play/Pause Media Key on keyboards: Play/Pause.
k: Pause/Play in the player.

Audio Control:

m: Mute/unmute the video.
Stop Media Key on keyboards: Stop.
Next Track Media Key on keyboards: Move to the next track in a playlist.

Seek and Skip:

Left/Right arrow on the seek bar: Seek backward/forward 5 seconds.
j: Seek backward 10 seconds in the player.
l: Seek forward 10 seconds in the player.
.: While the video is paused, skip to the next frame.
,: While the video is paused, go back to the previous frame.

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Playback Speed:

: Speed up the video playback rate.

<: Slow down the video playback rate.

Video Navigation:

Home/End on the seek bar: Seek to the beginning/last seconds of the video.
Up/Down arrow on the seek bar: Increase/Decrease volume by 5%.

Jump to Specific Points:

Numbers 1 to 9: Seek to 10% to 90% of the video.
Number 0: Seek to the beginning of the video.

Search and Full Screen:

/: Go to the search box.
f: Activate full screen. Press F again or escape to exit full screen mode.

Closed Captions and Subtitles:

c: Activate closed captions and subtitles. Press C again to hide.

Playlist Navigation:

Shift+N: Move to the next video (playlist or suggested video).
Shift+P: Move to the previous video (playlist only).


i: Open the Miniplayer.

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