Twitch and YouTube shortcut keys

When it comes to YouTube videos or Twitch clips, there are tons of shortcut keys to make your life easier. Sadly many of these are not shown to the average user and don’t get utilized nearly as much as they should. Here are the most common shortcut keys alongside short explanations of their functions.


YouTube  Videos

Pause the video with Spacebar
Press to go to full screen viewing mode, and press Esc to return back to normal size.
To move forward 1 frame at a time, press . (period)
To move backwards 1 frame at a time, press , (comma)
Press J to back 10 seconds, and L to go forward 10 seconds.
Use Up / Down arrow keys to control the volume and press M to toggle Mute.
0-9 number keys to skip  to a section in the video.
To change the default white/red YouTube theme to a dark one that is more easy on the eyes, check out how to do it by clicking here.


Twitch Clips

Pause the video with Spacebar
Press F to go to full screen viewing mode, and press Esc to return back to normal size.
To move forward 1 frame at a time, press [ (left square bracket).
To move backwards 1 frame at a time, press ] (right square bracket).
Press the Left arrow key to move back 2 seconds and Right arrow key to go forward 2 seconds.
To speed up or slow down clips you can press . (periodand , (comma) respectively.
Use Up / Down arrow keys to control the volume and Page Up / Page Down hotkeys to toggle Mute.
Press ? during the playback of any clip to see an overlay which shows all of these controls. You might need to use the Shift key in order to type a question mark.


Twitch Live Broadcasts

Pause the video with Spacebar
Press Ctrl + F to go to full screen viewing mode, and press Esc to return back to normal size.
Use Up / Down arrow keys to control the volume and Page Up / Page Down hotkeys to toggle Mute.
Press Alt + T to switch from the normal theme to Theater Mode, a dark theme with a bigger player and no useless bios. Definitely my favorite feature!
You can press Alt + L / Alt + R to toggle the visibility of the left menu panel and the right chat panel.
To instantly move cursor focus to the text chat field, press Alt + Enter

Twitch Theater Mode


These are the most useful shortcuts across YouTube and Twitch and will definitely speed up your operations. If we missed something, let us know in the comments and we’ll add them to the list.

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