Youtube: fast forwarding through a video easily

December 2016

Youtube: fast forwarding through a video easily

  • Here's a neat trick when you watch a video on YouTube . A keyboard shortcut allows you to move quickly inside a video.

When watching a video, press 1 to reach 10% of the progression of reading, 2 for 20% and so on. You can also return to the beginning by pressing 1, 2 or 3 once you reach for example 70% or 80%.

These are not the only keyboard shortcuts provided by YouTube:
  • If you press the arrow left or right you find on the directional pad, you move backward or forward by 5 seconds.
  • If you select the playback bar using the Tab key, you can press the spacebar to start and stop the video.

The trick that allows you to move quickly, work on videos embedded on your website provided that you use the embed code iFrame.

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