Here a complete list of keyboard shortcuts for YouTube website, above all, that will improve your watch experience with the use of your keyboard. So you save time navigating YouTube on a computer with keyboard shortcuts.

Keyboard shortcuts for YouTube

Keyboard shortcut Function
Spacebar Play/Pause when the seek bar is selected. Activate a button if a button has focus.
Play/Pause Media Key on keyboards Play / Pause.
k Pause/Play in the video player.
Stop Media Key on keyboards Stop.
Next Track Media Key on keyboards Moves to the next track in a playlist.
Left/Right arrow on the seek bar Seek backward/forward 5 seconds.
j Seek backward 10 seconds in player.
l Seek forward 10 seconds in player.
Home/End on the seek bar Seek to the beginning/last seconds of the video.
Up/Down arrow on the seek bar Increase/Decrease volume 5%.
Numbers 1 to 9 on the seek bar (not on the numeric pad) Seek to the 10% to 90% of the video.
Number 0 on the seek bar (not on the numeric pad) Seek to the beginning of the video.
Number 1 or Shift+1 Move between H1 headers.
/ Go to the search box.
f Activate the full screen. If full screen mode is enabled, activate F again or press escape to exit full screen mode.
c Activate closed captions and subtitles if available. To hide captions and subtitles, activate C again.
Shift+N Move to the next video (If you’re using a playlist, will go to the next video of the playlist. If not using a playlist, it will move to the next YouTube suggested video).
Shift+P Move to the previous video. Note that this shortcut only works when you’re using a playlist.
i Launch the Miniplayer.

Useful Browser extension to extend your YouTube video experience

Beside all these hotkeys for youtube, you can also customize the browser extension shortcuts.

keyboard shortcuts for youtube. And customtize keys for Chrome extensions

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