30+ Best Useful Keyboard Shortcuts for YouTube


YouTube is now the most popular video streaming service available and there are millions of videos uploaded to YouTube. IF you watch a lot of movies and videos on YouTube and use your mouse while watching videos on YouTube, then you can always go for keyboard shortcuts. Keyboard shortcuts for YouTube help in getting more productive. Here we will just go through the shortcuts useful while watching YouTube.

All shortcuts may not be work for every web browser and operating system. The type of keyboard used also plays an important role.  YouTube automatically defaults to HTML5 in Chrome, IE 11, and Safari 8, as well as beta versions of Firefox and most of the shortcuts will work in HTML5.

Keyboard shortcuts for YouTube

So here is the list of keyboard shortcuts for YouTube.

Spacebar K or >|| play/pause video
Stop Key Stop Video
< Go back 5 secs
CTRL < J Go back 10 secs
> skip forward 5 secs
CTRL > L skip forward 10 secs
0 Home Restart Video
1 Move playhead to 10%
2 Move playhead to 20%
3 Move playhead to 30%
4 Move playhead to 40%
5 Move playhead to 50%
6 Move playhead to 60%
7 Move playhead to 70%
8 Move playhead to 80%
9 Move playhead to 90%
End Skip to end of video
F Enter of Exit full screen View
Esc Exit full screen view
M Mute/Unmute audio
Up Arrow Key Raise volume by 5%
Down Arrow key Lower volume by 5%
Enter Return Toggle selected player button
Delete < Replay previous video
Shift Delete > Go to next played video (if any)
C Toggle closed captioning (CC)
+ Increase CC font size
Decrease CC font size
/ Place text cursor in search field
< Lower Speed
> Increase Speed
? Show/Hide shortcut list
Shift N >> Next video(in :”Up next” or playlist)
Shift P << Previous video (played or in playlist)