YouTube Keyboard Shortcuts

It’s not like I gotta have keyboard shortcuts for YouTube to make my life complete, but it’s fun to use them. They offer some precision to playback, like the controls of a good podcast app.

The space bar pauses and plays the video. Yep… and then there are the cool controls:

J jumps back 10 seconds, which is great if you didn’t catch something.
K pauses and plays the video. (In case your space bar is broken?)
L jumps forward 10 seconds, which is great if an intro is taking forever.
M mutes the audio.
Home jumps to the beginning.
End jumps to the end.
← and → rewind and fast forward (doesn’t work for all keyboards).

The nerdiest of all the keyboard commands are the number keys. Pressing 1 moves the video to 10% of the way through. 2 to 20%, and so on. 0 jumps back to the beginning.

(Via David Pogue)

Joe Darnell

Joe is a UI and graphic designer with prior experience as the creative director for three media-based businesses. Joe’s passionate about web design and graphic design with about 15 years of experience in the media industry. Additionally, Joe is the host of the Top Brew and Techtonic podasts, both featured on iTunes.