30 YouTube Shortcuts You Probably Never Heard About

Shortcuts exist to make certain activities easier and faster, particularly on PC. There are certain actions that would normally require you to move, drag

and click your cursor that you can execute with less than 2-3 keystrokes on your keyboard. This is basically why keyboard shortcuts are vital in our everyday

lives; they save time and boost productivity.

For Windows PC users, you might already be familiar with some

useful Windows keyboard shortcuts for enhanced productivity.

Same applies to Mac users. Otherwise, check out

Top 40 Plus Keyboard Shortcuts for MacBook, MacBook Pro and iMac users

Having said that, just like computer operating systems and apps have their built-in apps, certain websites also have built-in shortcuts that help you save time

and get the most of the platform.

Listed below are 30

shortcuts that can help you get the most out of watching videos on the platform.

Some of these shortcuts, you already know. Some, you don’t. Irrespective, they are easy to grasp and once you get used to them, you’ll saves so much time

and have little or next to no use for your mouse.

If you spend most of your time on YouTube watching videos, check out this list of 30keyboard shortcuts to make your YouTube use more productive.

Top Keyboard Shortcuts for YouTube

  1. Spacebar — Pause/Play video (player focus required)
  2. K key — Pause/Play video (doesn’t require focus)
  3. M key — Mute or Unmute video.
  4. → (Right Arrow key) — Move forward 5 sec.
  5. , (Comma) — Move backward per frame when a video is paused.
  6. . (Period) — Move forward per frame when a video is paused.
  7. L key — Move video forward by 10 seconds.
  8. J key — Move video backward by 10 seconds.
  9. ↑ (Up Arrow key) — Turn up volume 5%.
  10. ↓ (Down Arrow key) — Turn down volume 5%.
  11. ← (Left Arrow key) — Move backward 5 sec.
  12. 0 / Home key — Restart the video.
  13. Num keys 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 — Move video playhead to the respective percentage, 10% – 90%.
  14. End key — Skip to the end.
  15. Ctrl + → — Move to next video (only in playlist).
  16. Ctrl + ← — Move to previous video (only in playlist).
  17. > key — Increase play speed.
  18. < key — Decrease play speed
  19. Shift + P — Play previously played video
  20. Shift + N — Play next video in recommendation/playlist
  21. C key — Turn on/off CC (closed captions)
  22. B key — Change CC background color
  23. + key — Increase CC font size when it’s turned on
  24. – key — Decrease CC font size when it’s turned on
  25. Enter key — Execute select player control button
  26. F key — Enter or exit full screen
  27. Esc key — Exit full screen
  28. Tab key — Move forward in player control buttons
  29. Shift+ Tab — Move backward in player control buttons.
  30. Num keys 1,2,3..9 Move playhead to the respective percentage, 10%-90%

Signing off

Learning and getting conversant with these Youtube shortcuts may take a little bit of your time, however, with practice, you will get used to them and this can really increase

your productivity level and save you time while watching tutorials, movies, TV series, comedy skits, cellphone, Tech reviews

or other staff you watch on YouTube.

Do you take advantage of keyboard shortcuts on YouTube? Which ones do you use the most

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