The Most Comprehensive Version of YouTube Hotkeys

If you are a net potato, you can't be unfamiliar with YouTube, which is a great source of fun and excitement, like funny babies, funny cats, funny dance videos and much much more. To make it more convenient to watch YouTube videos, YouTube hotkeys should be perfect solutions to help better control over videos on YouTube. Let's check them out one by one.

Note: In order for all the keyboard shortcuts to work for the video, we need all focus on the video. That requires you to click the Pause button on the video player and click it again to replay the video.

Pause and Resume Videos

The most usual operation for videos will be to pause and resume video playing. This can be accomplished through the following keys.


For PCs

 
Pause the video, press it again to resume  

For Macs

 
Pause the video, press it again to resume  

Move Videos Forward and Backward

Better control how YouTube video goes, you definitely need to know these keyboard shortcuts to move videos forward and backward.


For PCs

 
Fast forward (5 sec at a time)  
 
Fast backward(5 sec at a time)  
 +
Fast forward(10 sec at a time)  
 +
Fast backward(10 sec at a time)  
, ... 
Jump to 10%, 20%, …... of the video  

For Macs

 
Fast forward(10 sec at a time) 
 
Fast backward(10 sec at a time) 

Move Videos to the Beginning or End

There is a fast way to move videos to the beginning and also the end. All you need is to press one button on your keyboard respectively.


 
Move to the beginning of the video 
 
Move to the end of the video 
 
Move to the beginning of the video 

Volume Control

When enjoying YouTube videos, it is annoying for you to use the mouse to control the volume. Here is a better way.


 
Turn up the volume by 5% 
 
Turn down the volume by 5% 

Full Screen

It's always good to watch videos in full screen. See how to do it with keyboard shortcuts.


 
Change the video player to Full screen
 
Exit full screen and back to normal

Refresh the Video

Sometimes, there will be problems during the video playback. "Refresh", however, often solves the problem immediately.


 
Refresh the video to load again

Move to Another Track of A Playlist

It will be a long wait for a track change in a playlist and it's also a hassle to click the mouse. Under such circumstances, these hotkeys will help.


 
Move to previous track in the playlist
  Go to the end of a video and load the next track soon

Tab Button

Tab button on the keyboard is powerful enough for you to switch among differnt options. Click the Tab key to jump to the option you want and click Enter once you have decide what you want. There are 7 options on the YouTube player.



 
1 Play or pause (press Enter to control)
2 Volume control (Press up / down arrow keys to control)
3 Watch Later (press Enter to save to Watch Later playlist)
4 Captions (press Enter and use Tab key to jump to every item, Enter to comfirm)
5 Settings (press Enter and use Tab key to jump to every item, Enter to comfirm)
6 Player mode (press Enter to jump to Centered player or Default player)
7 Full screen ((press Enter to jump to full screen and Esc to exit)

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It''s bad that they use keys that are already assigned to basic browser actions, like space and the arrow keys, because they only work with the video, if it currently has focus. Otherwise the page will just scroll down for example. The J, K, L keys always work, no matter what''s focused.
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