YouTube keyboard shortcuts useful while browsing and watching videos

YouTube keyboard shortcuts will help you to easily navigate and control your video playback. There are a number of useful shortcuts you can use. Here are the list of keys that you can use on your keyboard for better experience while watching YouTube videos.

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Youtube shortcut keys speed
Make video speed slow: ,
Press Shift and ‘,’ (comma) key on keyboard to decrease the playback speed of a video.

Make video speed fast: .
You can make video speed fast by pressing Shift key and ‘.’ (period) key. You can press ‘.’ (period) key multiple times to add more speed and make sure you keep pressing Shift key too.

Pause & play the video: Spacebar or K
Press the spacebar or the ‘K’ key on your keyboard to play and pause a video. Holding down either of these keys also plays the video in slow motion.

Youtube shortcut keys volume
Turn up and down the volume: up arrow, down arrow
Press up arrow key to increase volume. Press down arrow key to decrease volume.

Youtube mute keyboard shortcut: M
Press’M’ key on the keyboard to mute and unmute the volume.

YouTube mini player: i
Play video in the bottom right corner of the screen using ‘i’ key from keyboard.

Fast rewind or forward 5 seconds: <- & ->
Press the left or right arrow keys to fast forward or rewind in increments of five seconds.

Youtube fast forward or rewind 10 seconds:
Press ‘J’ key to rewind for 10 seconds. Press the ‘L’ key to fast forward 10 seconds.

Skip video Youtube
Skip to video sections: 1-9

Press the number keys from 1 to 9 jumps 10%, 20% etc to that percentage of the video.
For example: 1 jumps to 10%, 2 jumps to 20%, 3 jumps to 30%, etc.

Return to the previous video on the list: Shift + P
If you want to return to previous video on the playlist while watching a playlist then you can press Shift and ‘P’ key.

Return to the next video on the list: Shift + N
If you want to return to next video on the playlist while watching a playlist then you can press Shift and ‘N’ key. It will skip to next recommended video if you’re not watching a playlist.

Jump to start of a video: 0 or Home key
Press ‘0’ (zero) key or Home key on your keyboard to jump to the beginning of a video.

Jump to the end of a video: End key
Press End key on your keyboard to go to the end of the video.

Youtube captions shortcut
captions and subtitles on/off: C

You can press ‘C’ key in keyboard to turn captions or subtitles on and pressing ‘C’ a again turns them off.

Theater mode: T
Press ‘T’ key to enable theater mode and same key to disable theater mode in youtube.

Youtube keyboard shortcut full screen: F
You can Press the ‘F’ key to make youtube full screen and also press ‘F’ or Esc key again to get back to normal mode.