YouTube hotkeys you need to know

Most of us use the world's most popular video hosting website, YouTube, regularly but not everyone is familiar with hotkeys which are available there. Using hotkeys i.e. keyboard shortcuts, you can use YouTube faster and more efficiently almost as if you are using a desktop media player application. Let's see which YouTube hotkeys are available while you are watching a video.
YouTube logo banner

Here is the complete list of YouTube keyboard shortcuts you need to know.

Playback hotkeys

Space or k - play / pause
> (Shift+. key) - increase speed of the clip
< (Shift+, key) - decrease speed of the clip

f - go fullscreen. To return from the fullscreen mode, press the ESC key.

Rewind video

: go back 5 seconds
: go forward 5 seconds
Ctrl + ← or j : go back 10 seconds
Ctrl + → or l : go forward 10 seconds

0 or Home — go to the beginning of the video
1 — go to 10% of the video duration
2 — go to 20% of the video duration
3 — go to 30% of the video duration
4 — go to 40% of the video duration
5 — go to 50% of the video duration
6 — go to 60% of the video duration
7 — go to 70% of the video duration
8 — go to 80% of the video duration
9 — go to 90% of the video duration
End — go to the end of the video

Volume hotkeys

— increase the sound volume level by 5%
— increase the sound volume level by 5%
m — mute

Playlist navigation hotkeys

N — next video in the playlist
P — previous video in the playlist

Other useful hotkeys

/ — set focus to the search text box
Esc — leave the search box / exit fullscreen
? — show the hotkeys help window

Support us

Winaero greatly relies on your support. You can help the site keep bringing you interesting and useful content and software by using these options:

If you like this article, please share it using the buttons below. It won't take a lot from you, but it will help us grow. Thanks for your support!

Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

5 thoughts on “YouTube hotkeys you need to know”

  1. Hi there thanks for these shortcuts, very helpful, some of those were.
    By the way, do you know the shortcut for thumbing up a video?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Exit mobile version
Using Telegram? Subscribe to the blog channel!
Hello. Add your message here.