YouTube is perhaps the most popular web site of the world accessed by millions of people every day. If you are also a YouTube fan and enjoy watching videos on YouTube, then you may be interested in knowiing how you can control YouTube videos with your keyboard – whether a regular keyboard or a multimedia keyboard.
The following picture shows the keyboard map of all the YouTube keyboard shortcuts :
The following is a table showing various keyboard shortcuts you can use when watching a YouTube video :
|O||To jump to the beginning of the flash player|
|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|
|Stop Media Key on keyboards||Stop|
|Next Track Media Key on keyboards||Moves to the next track in a play/list|
|Left/Right arrow on the seek bar||Seek backward/forward 5 seconds|
|Ctrl+left/ctrl+right arrow on the seek bar||Seek backward/forward 10 seconds|
|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 (not on the numeric pad) on the seek bar||Seek to the 10% to 90% of the video|
|Number 0 (not on the numeric pad) on the seek bar||Seek to the beginning of the video|
If you have multimedia keyboard with keys to play, pause, stop and next keys, then you can also use them as you would normally use them in a multimedia player like Winamp or Windows Media Player.
For more information, you can visit the Google help website : http://www.google.com/support/youtube/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=189278.