Youtube Keyboard shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts are very essential for utilizing the full potential of any software. Keyboard shortcuts help us in using any software like a breeze and increase our productivity. Same goes with YouTube.

Youtube Keyboard shortcuts

We all love YouTube and now it is not just our pass time but an essential part of out online life. But there are a lot of features and functions of Youtube that we generally don't exploit because we are unaware of the keyboard shortcuts.

Important YouTube Keyboard shortcuts -

Here is a list of important Keyboard shortcuts for YouTube.

Note# These shortcuts will only work when the video player is in focus. To move the focus try pressing the spacebar to pause and then play the video.


Toggle play/pause the videok or Spacebar
Go back 5 secondsLeft arrow
Go back 10 seconds
Go forward 5 seconds   Right arrow
Go forward 10 secondsl
Skip to a particular section of the video (e.g., 5 goes to the video midpoint)Numbers 1-9 (not the keypad numbers)
Restart video0 (not the keypad number)
Go to Full Screen modef
Exit Full Screen mode   Escape
Go to beginning of videoHome
Go to end of videoEnd
Increase volume 5%Up arrow
Decrease volume 5%Down arrow        
Increase speedShift+> (may not work in all browsers) or Shift+(period)
Decrease speedShift+< (may not work in all browsers)  or Shift+, (comma)     
Move forward 1 frame when video is paused. (period)
Move backward 1 frame when video is paused, (comma)
Mute/unmute videom
Turn captions on/offc
Cycle through options for caption background colorb   
Move to the previous video in a playlist       Shift+p
Move to the next video in a playlist       Shift+n


Conclusion -

Just practice these Keyboard shortcuts and make them a part of your working habits and soon you'll be using YouTube like a pro. There are a lot of other tips and tricks that can help you use YouTube like a breeze - Try these YouTube power tricks to enhance your productivity on YouTube. Also there are a loads of chrome extensions for improving youtube experience. These chrome extensions will help you achieve some great tasks like - watching YouTube video in floating tab, getting to see the preview of the Youtube video directly through its link, you'll be able to easily fast forward videos etc.