JW7: Keyboard Shortcuts

This article lists which keyboard shortcuts can be used to control the JW Player 7 in both Flash and HTML5 rendering modes.

JW Player 7 supports keyboard control through a set of keyboard shortcuts. This allows your viewers to be able to have effortless and accessible video experience with just the keyboard. With just a few keystrokes, you can tab to the a video player on the page and then use the provided shortcuts to begin playback. The JW Player keyboard shortcuts are active when you tab into the Player or after you have clicked into it. To disable the shortcuts, just tab or click outside of the player.


Due to a security feature, not all alphanumeric keys are available when in fullscreen mode. These shortcuts will only work when outside of fullscreen. Keyboard shortcuts are also not supported in Internet Explorer 8.

Keyboard Shortcut Action
Space Pause/Play video playback
Enter Pause/Play video playback
m Mute/Unmute video volume
Up and Down arrows Increase and decrease volume by 10%
Right and Left arrows Seek forward or backward by 5 seconds
0-9 Fast seek to x% of the video.
f Enter or exit fullscreen. (Note: To exit fullscreen in flash press the Esc key.
c Press c to toggle through the captions list.

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