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This is a list of keyboard shortcuts that are available on YouTube. These apply to the desktop web version only.

Note: Most of these shortcuts will only work when the YouTube player is in focus. If you are navigating other parts of the video page, then these shortcuts will not work. You can click on the YouTube player to gain back focus.

List of keyboard shortcuts

Playback

Shortcut Description
K It pauses or plays the video. Video focus is not required.
J It rewinds 10 seconds of the video. Video focus is not required.
L It fast forwards 10 seconds of the video. Video focus is not required.
SHIFT + P It plays the previous video. It only works when a viewer is using a playlist. Video focus is not required.
SHIFT + N It plays the next video. Video focus is not required.
, It moves backward per video frame. However, it only works when the video is paused.
. It moves forward per video frame. However, it only works when the video is paused.
SHIFT + , Decreases playback speed by 25%.
SHIFT + . Increases playback speed by 25%.
1...9 Seek to specific point in the video (for example: 7 advances to 70% of duration).
HOME It replays the video.
0 It replays the video.
END It ends the video.
Spacebar It pauses or plays the video. Video focus is required.
It rewinds the video by 5 seconds. Video focus is required.
It fast forwards the video by 5 seconds. Video focus is required.
It increases the volume. Video focus is required.
It decreases the volume. Video focus is required.
It pauses or plays the video. Video focus is required.

Subtitles and closed captions

Shortcut Description
C It toggles the appearance of closed captions. It only works when the video supports closed captions.
O It rotate through different text opacity levels.
W It rotates through different window opacity levels.
+ It rotates through font sizes (increasing).
- It rotates through font sizes (decreasing).

General

Shortcut Description
F It enters or exits full screen for the video. Video focus is not required.
T It enters or exits theater mode.
I It toggles the ability to view the video from a miniplayer.
ESC It can exit full screen, close miniplayer or current dialog.
M It mutes or unmutes the video.
/ It places the text cursor in the search field.
SHIFT + / It opens up the list of keyboard shortcuts.


360° videos

Shortcut Description
W Pans up in the spherical video.
A Pans left in the spherical video.
S Pans down in the spherical video.
D Pans right in the spherical video.
+ (on numpad) or ] It zooms in the spherical video.
- (on numpad) or [ It zooms out the spherical video.
YouTube + YouTube It opens up the list of keyboard shortcuts.

Video player button navigation

Shortcut Description
YouTube It moves forward in player control buttons (works best at full screen).
YouTube + YouTube It moves backward in player control buttons (works best at full screen).
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