Keyboard Shortcuts

This article describes keyboard shortcuts that can be used to control the JW Player.

JW Player supports keyboard control through a set of keyboard shortcuts, enabling viewers to have an effortless and accessible video experience without the use of a mouse. 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.


Keyboard Shortcut Action
Space Pause or play video
Enter Pause or play video
JW 8.0+: Enter is also used to select the currently focused item
Esc Exit fullscreen
JW 8.0+: Exit a menu, overlay, or fullscreen
Tab Advance to the next item in focus
Up and Down arrows Increase or decrease volume by 10%
Right and Left arrows Seek forward or backward by 5 seconds
0-9 Fast seek to x% of the video
c Toggle captions off, on, or cycle through the available tracks
f Enter or exit fullscreen
m Mute or unmute video volume

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