YouTube Accessibility

Keyboard Shortcuts

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 l
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 Escape
Go to beginning of video Home
Go to end of video End
Increase volume 5% Up arrow
Decrease volume 5% Down arrow
Increase speed Shift+> (may not work in all browsers)
Decrease speed Shift+< (may not work in all browsers)
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