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Google YouTube Keyboard Shortcuts - Windows

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.

Action Shortcut
Toggle play/pause the video
k or Spacebar
Go back 5 seconds
Left arrow
Go back 10 seconds

Go forward 5 seconds  
Right arrow
Go forward 10 seconds
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  
Go to beginning of video
Go to end of video
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)
Mute/unmute video m
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


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