List of YouTube keyboard shortcuts


YouTube keyboard shortcuts

Today the life is very fast and everyone wants to use shortcuts in every department of life. The computer or internet is the field where the shortcuts are used cute frequently. Today we are going to share YouTube keyboard shortcuts with you. We hope it will help you browsing YouTube more efficiently.

First of all keep in mind that the YouTube window should be selected or active. Select the video if the keyboard shortcuts for YouTube are not working. Leaving the video page of YouTube will unselect the video and you have to reselect the video for keyboard shortcuts to work.

1 – Play and pause a YouTube video

Play or pause YouTube video by pressing “spacebar” or “k” key on keyboard. If you want to play it in slow motion, press and hold “spacebar” or “k”.

2 – Jump to start of a video

Press 0 (zero) key on your keyboard to jump to the beginning of a YouTube video. The home key also works for jumping to the start of a video.

3- Go to the end of a video or go to the next video (in a playlist)

Pressing the end key on your keyboard will sent you to the end of the video. If you are watching a video in a playlist, it will go to the next video in the playlist.

4 – Fast forward or rewind

If you would like to fast forward or rewind in increments of five seconds, press the left or right arrow keys. If you need to jump more than five seconds hold down the Ctrl key and press the arrow key for the direction you want to jump in ten second increments.

5 – Skip to video sections

Pressing the number keys from 1 to 9, goes (jumps) to that percentage of the video. In other words, 1 will jump to 10%, 2 will jump to 20%, 3 will jump to 30%, etc.

6 – Make the video full-screen

Pressing ‘f’ on the keyboard switches between full-screen and normal mode.

To switch between full screen and normal screen press “f” key on the keyboard or if you just want to exit the full screen press “esc” keyboard.

7 – Turn up and down the volume

To increase and decrease the video volume press up arrow key or down arrow key respectively. If you are turning down the volume and keep on to hold the down arrow key, it will in the end mute the volume. Press ‘m’ key on the keyboard to mute the video.

8 – YouTube Lean Back Mode

YouTube also has a feature called YouTube Lean Back that allows you to navigate YouTube without using a mouse. To use the Lean Back Mode copy and paste the URL in address bar and press enter.


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