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.
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.
|Toggle play/pause the video||k or Spacebar|
|Go back 5 seconds||Left arrow|
|Go back 10 seconds||j|
|Go forward 5 seconds||Right arrow|
|Go forward 10 seconds||l|
|Skip to a particular section of the video (e.g., 5 goes to the video midpoint)||Numbers 1-9 (not the keypad numbers)|
|Restart video||0 (not the keypad number)|
|Go to Full Screen mode||f|
|Exit Full Screen mode||Escape|
|Go to beginning of video||Home|
|Go to end of video||End|
|Increase volume 5%||Up arrow|
|Decrease volume 5%||Down arrow|
|Increase speed||Shift+> (may not work in all browsers) or Shift+. (period)|
|Decrease speed||Shift+< (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)|
|Turn captions on/off||c|
|Cycle through options for caption background color||b|
|Move to the previous video in a playlist||Shift+p|
|Move to the next video in a playlist||Shift+n|
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.