YouTube can give you hours of entertainment and education. When you pair its limitless store of content with the enabled-by-default Autoplay feature, binge-watching sessions are inevitable.
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If YouTube surfing is a daily activity for you, it’s a good idea to learn a few shortcuts and tricks that’ll help you navigate YouTube faster. And you’ll find the best shortcuts laid out neatly in our YouTube cheat sheet below!
The cheat sheet contains keyboard shortcuts, URL shortcuts, and search operators. For YouTube creators we’ve added standard dimensions specified by YouTube for creating all types of graphics and videos.
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The YouTube Shortcuts and Tips Cheat Sheet
The YouTube video window must be active for these shortcuts to work.
Left ArrowRewind 5 seconds
Right ArrowFast-forward 5 seconds
jRewind 10 seconds
lFast-forward 10 seconds
¹1-9Fast-forward in increments of 10%
HomeRestart video (Windows only)
EndJump to end of video (Windows only)
,Rewind by one frame when video is paused
.Fast-forward by one frame when video is paused
>Increase playback speed
<Decrease playback speed
Shift + n OR
²Ctrl + Right ArrowJump to next video in playlist
Shift + p OR
²Ctrl + Left Arrow OR
Jump to previous video in playlist
Up ArrowIncrease volume by 5%
Down ArrowDecrease volume by 5%
fToggle Full Screen Mode
tToggle Theater Mode
cToggle captions if available
oCycle through text opacity options for captions
wCycle through window opacity options for captions
=Increase font size for captions
-Decrease font size for captions
wPan up in 360° video
sPan down in 360° video
aPan left in 360° video
dPan right in 360° video
[Zoom in within 360° video
]Zoom out in 360° video
TabCycle forward through onscreen elements
Shift + TabCycle backward through onscreen elements
SpaceLaunch or open selected element
EnterLaunch or open selected element
/Place cursor in search box
Shift + /Open YouTube shortcuts dialog
EscExit Full Screen mode, exit dialogs
Video_ID in the URLs refers to the 11-character sequence that appears in every YouTube URL.
³Link to any part of videoyoutube.com/watch?v=Video_ID&t=YmXXs
³Start video from a specific pointyoutube.com/watch?v=Video_ID&start=XX
Bypass age restrictionsgenyoutube.com/watch?v=Video_ID
Loop video indefinitelyyoutuberepeater.com/watch?v=Video_ID
View high-res thumbnail of video (if available)img.youtube.com/vi/Video_ID/maxresdefault.jpg
Make a GIF from any part of videogifyoutube.com/watch?v=Video_ID
Append search operator to your query.
+keywordForce keyword matching
“keyword(s)”Force exact keyword(s) match
intitle:Look for keywords in content title
,hourContent uploaded in the last hour only
,todayContent uploaded today
,weekContent uploaded this week
,monthContent uploaded this month
,yearContent uploaded this year
,longContent longer than 20 minutes
,shortContent shorter than 4 minutes
,liveLive streaming content only
,4k4K content only
,hdHD content only
,ccCaptioned content only
,creativecommonsCreative Commons licensed content only
,spherical360° content only
,3d3D content only
,hdrHDR content only
,purchasedPurchased content only
Your YouTube Historyyoutube.com/feed/history
YouTube Copyright Basicshttps://youtu.be/OQVHWsTHcoc
Recommended Dimensions (in pixels) for Creating YouTube Graphics and Videos
Banner (Cover Photo or Channel Art)2560×440
Banner Safe Area1546x423
Max. Resolution for HD (1080p)1920×1080
Min. Resolution for HD (720p)1280×720
Standard Definition (480p)854×480
Traditional Website Resolution (360p)640×360
Minimum YouTube Video Size (240p)426×240
¹Key(s) on the numeric keypad won’t work.
²On Mac keyboards, use Cmd instead of Ctrl and Delete instead of Backspace.
³Y refers to minutes and XX refers to seconds.
Keep Your Eyes on the Screen
Once you master YouTube shortcuts, figure out how to find awesome videos, and learn to break a few of YouTube’s restrictions, you have a delightful, personalized stream of video content on tap.
Not sure where to begin your next binge-watching session? Start with these YouTube channel recommendations.
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