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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Keyboard Shortcuts for YouTube Videos

YouTube Keyboard ShortcutsI had twitted about this a few days back, but since the readers of this blog far outnumber my followers on Twitter, thought it was worth the while to post about it here.

The YouTube video player has some features that would save us the bother of moving the fingers to the mouse and then move the cursor to click the buttons/icons.

A click of a key on the keyboard while watching a YouTube video can perform some simple (and oft needed) functions.

A little list of useful YouTube keyboard shortcuts/commands:

Move back (rewind) 10%Left arrow
Move forward 10%Right arrow
Increase volumeUp arrow
Decrease volumeDown arrow



San said...

you have a text only number... hmm ur getting pretty famous. nice of you to share the you tube short cuts

Soumyadip said...

@San: A comment from you after a long time. The text only number is courtesy my portable internet connection.

Anonymous said...

Also 'F' to go full screen, and then 'Esc' to return to small screen.

Cameron said...

I wish I could advance/rewind only a few seconds with the keyboard. Should be control-arrows or something if possible, but I can't find it.

david waclo said...

Hi, do you know if there is a keyboard shortcut for closed captioning on / off? thanks!

Soumyadip said...

@David, You can press 'c' to turn on and turn off closed captions.

Other keyboard shortcuts for closed captions:

'+' to increase caption font size
'-' to decrease caption font size
'b' to change the background of the captions.