moderated Re: youtube keystrokes

JM Casey

That's a cool trick. The only problem I can see is that you'll have to find the seek slider every time. It seems like it'd be much easier to just turn the virtual cursor off, then the keystrokes work no matter where your position is in the window.

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: June 4, 2022 02:24 PM
Subject: Re: youtube keystrokes

Hi, Marty. I never turn off my virtual cursor when using these keystrokes. Instead, I find the seek slider on the YouTube video page, and press Space. Once in the Seek Slider, all the keystrokes work without having to turn off the virtual cursor. If you want to find the seek slider, start a video playing, and use CONTROL plus F to do a search for the word seek, then press space, once JAWS finds the word Seek. You won't need to turn off the Virtual Cursor, but you will probably want to mute JAWS, because with the virtual cursor on, JAWS repeats everything in the Seek Slider.

Bill White


-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Marty Hutchings
Sent: Saturday, June 4, 2022 9:46 AM
Subject: Re: youtube keystrokes

These are great, but if you are using JAWS, you must first turn of the JAWS Virtual Cursor by hitting JAWS Key and Z to get them to work.

On 6/4/2022 12:03 AM, Bill White wrote:
Hi, Madison. Check out the following.

YouTube Shortcuts

Pause and Resume Video

Let's start with the most common and useful YouTube keyboard
shortcuts. You can press the Spacebar while watching a video to pause
it. You can also press the Spacebar to resume a paused video. What
many people don't know, however, is that you can get the same results using the K key.

Skip Forward or Backward

Another set of well known YouTube keyboard shortcut keys are the
forward arrow and backward arrow keys. The video skips 5 seconds ahead
or behind depending on the arrow key. And once again, here's something
not many people know.

You can also forward or rewind a YouTube video in 10 second increments
by pressing the J and L keys.

Skip to a Different Point or Repeat

That's not all that YouTube offers in the way of keyboard navigation.
You can actually jump to a specific part of the video. A YouTube
video, no matter how long, is divided into ten parts. From the number
row on your keyboard, you can press any key from 0 to 9 to jump to the specific parts.

For instance, pressing 0 will bring you to the start of the video, i.e.
repeat the video.
Pressing 5 will bring you to the exact middle of the video.
Press 9 and you will jump to the last 10th of the video.

Speed Up or Slow Down YouTube Video

YouTube has a lot of videos of just people talking. Sometimes they
talk really fast while sometimes they talk really slow. Luckily, you
can speed up or slow down YouTube videos rather easily. This
functionality isn't made obvious. But you can get to these controls by
clicking on the gear icon and selecting Playback speed. That requires
at least 3 clicks. A much easier way to speed up or slow down YouTube
videos is to use YouTube keyboard shortcut keys.

How to Speed Up or Slow Down YouTube video

YouTube offers 8 playback speed options: 0.25x, 0.50x, 0.75x, Normal,
1.25x, 1.5x, 1.75x, 2.0x. You can switch between these using the
following shortcut keys.

Shift + . or >
Shift + , or <

Navigate YouTube Video Frame by Frame

If you thought the ability to speed up or slow down a YouTube video
was impressive, prepare to be surprised. YouTube also lets you go
through a video frame by frame.
First, you have to pause the video, which you can do using Spacebar or K.
Next, press the . (Period) to go forward a frame or press the ,
(comma) to go back a frame.

You can also hold down either of these keys to watch the video is
super slow motion in either direction.

Raise or Lower Volume

Most keyboards have some media controls keys to control things such as
volume. These are almost always smaller than the other keys and
fixated on the top row where you have to look down and find them.

Luckily, the online YouTube video player has its own volume control
with YouTube keyboard shortcuts. You can control it using the up arrow
key to raise the volume or down arrow key to lower the volume.

Mute YouTube Video

This is another useful YouTube keyboard shortcut but not many know about it.
You can actually mute or unmute a YouTube video by pressing the M key.

Play the Next Video or Previous Video

YouTube always has a list of suggestions whether Autoplay is on or
not. If the video you're currently watching fails to hold your
attention, you can completely skip it and move to the next one on the
list. To do this you just have to use the Shift + N YouTube keyboard
shortcut keys. This also works if you're watching a playlist. In a
playlist, you can even go back to the previous video by pressing Shift + P.

Select Search Box

While watching a video on YouTube you can simply press "/" and start
typing your search query. Pressing the "/" key brings the search bar into focus.
You can also select search suggestions using the arrow keys and hit
Enter to run the selected search. This is mighty convenient because
you never have to use your mouse or slide on the trackpad to click on the search bar.

Switch to Fullscreen

While playing a YouTube video you can simply press the F key to switch
to full screen. If the video is already in full screen, pressing F
will switch it back to the normal view.

You can also press the F11 on the keyboard to toggle between
Fullscreen modes in Windows PCs.

Enable or Disable Closed Captions

Many YouTube videos have auto-generated closed captions for people
with a hearing disability. Closed captions are also helpful when
you're in an environment where you can't really rely on audio. They're
also helpful if you're watching something in a language you don't
fully understand, or maybe you don't get the accent.

You can turn on or turn off closed captions with YouTube keyboard
shortcuts by simply pressing "C" on the keyboard.

Open YouTube Mini-Player in the Bottom Right

YouTube mini-player keyboard shortcuts

Another cool feature not many people know about on YouTube is the
YouTube mini-player. Yes, you can actually continue to browse YouTube
while your video plays without having to open another tab or anything.
Press I while the video is playing to move the video into the bottom right corner.

So, there they are, some of the most useful YouTube keyboard shortcut
keys that we found. Whether you are a power user, a nerd, or a regular
Joe who is used to clicking things, these YouTube shortcut keys above
should prove very useful.

Bill White


-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of
Madison Martin
Sent: Friday, June 3, 2022 9:12 PM
Subject: youtube keystrokes

Hi all,
I was just wondering, are there any keystrokes for using Youtube
videos) with Jaws? Using latest versions of Edge, Jaws and Windows 11.

Lion Marty Hutchings
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