Moderated Re: youtube keystrokes

Marty Hutchings

I just keep hitting the letter B until I hear, "Play/Pause."

On 6/4/2022 7:05 PM, JM Casey wrote:
If you do, however, want to find the play/pause button, you can locate it
right underneath the title "youtube video player", which is the frame that
contains the video and play controls visually.

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: June 4, 2022 08:03 PM
Subject: Re: youtube keystrokes

Hey Madison.

If you use the keystrokes given, you don't need to find the buttons. That is
the beauty of using keystrokes instead of hunting around for things on the
You do however need to make sure your virtaul cursor is off, or, I guess,
use the trick mentioned earlier of hitting space on the seek slider area,
but that doesn't really seem to be of great advantage to me, since the point
of the keystrokes is that they're there always regardless of your position
in a window.

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Madison Martin
Sent: June 4, 2022 08:00 PM
Subject: Re: youtube keystrokes

Thanks Bill, my only other question is how do I find the play button in the
first place? I don't know how many times I've clicked on a link for a video
and then either the play button disappears or I can't find it period.

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: June 4, 2022 12:03 AM
Subject: Re: youtube keystrokes

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

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

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

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
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

Bill White


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

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

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