Keyboard shortcuts for Kodi

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You may be wondering whether there are any keyboard shortcuts in Kodi. Yeah, absolutely there are keyboard shortcuts in Kodi. Like other media players, Kodi has its own keyboard shortcuts. Here we have listed all the keyboard shortcuts and their associated functions.

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For easy understanding of the visitors, we have made a table. In this table, you can find 3 categories like Global, Video playback and music visualization. The default keyboard shortcuts are available under the global category. Video playback and music playback contains shortcuts for video and music respectively.

 List of Kodi Keyboard shortcuts

Key Global Video playback Music visualization
0 (zero) Go between the two last channels (live TV channel) OR Go to “now” on EPG/TV guide.
A Audio delay control
B Live TV: Schedule recording timers Live TV: Schedule recording timers
C Contextual menu Playlist
D Move item down (Playlist editor & Favorites window)
E Live TV EPG/TV guide Live TV EPG/TV guide
F Fast forward Fast forward Fast forward
H Live TV channels window Live TV channels window
I Info Info Info
J Live TV: Radio channels window Live TV: Radio channels window
K Live TV recordings window Live TV recordings window
L Next subtitle Lock preset
M “Menu” (sidebar menu on the default skin)

Move (File manager)

Player controls (OSD) Player controls (OSD)
N Current playlist window
O Codec info Codec info
P Play Play Visualisation preset list
Q Queue
R Rewind

Rename (File manager)

Rewind Rewind
S Shutdown menu Shutdown menu Show preset
 CTRL + S Screenshot Screenshot Screenshot
T Toggle subtitles on and off
CTRL + T Subtitle position control
U Move item up (Playlist editor & Favorites window)
V Teletext Visualisation settings
W Marked as watched / unwatched
X Stop Stop Stop
Y Switch/choose player. For example, can be used to switch between internal player or a UPnP target player. Switch/choose player Switch/choose player
Z Zoom/aspect ratio
    SPACEBAR §  Pause/Play

§  Current playlist window (video & music listings)

§  Highlight (File manager)

Pause/Play Pause/Play
Left §  Seek step backward.
1x 10s, 2x 30s, 3x 1m, 4x 3m…§  Prev channel group (live TV)
Seek step backward.
1x 10s, 2x 30s, 3x 1m, 4x 3m…
Right §  Seek step forward.
1x 10s, 2x 30s, 3x 1m, 4x 3m…§  Next channel group (live TV)
Seek step forward.
1x 10s, 2x 30s, 3x 1m, 4x 3m…
Up §  Seek step forward 10min OR Next chapter (videos)

§  Channel up (live TV)

Next track
Down §  Step back 10min OR Prev chapter (videos)

§  Channel down (live TV)

Previous track
CTRL+ Variable seek backward Variable seek backward
CTRL+ Variable seek forward Variable seek forward
CTRL+ Move subtitles up
CTRL+ Move subtitles down
PAGE UP Page up Skip to next queued video or next chapter if no videos are queued. Increase rating
PAGE DOWN Page down Skip to previous queued video or previous chapter if no videos are queued. Decrease rating
↵ Enter return Select Player controls (OSD) Player controls (OSD)
← Backspace Back Back Back
ESC Previous menu OR Home screen Exit full screen
. PERIOD Skip forward Seek step forward.
1x 10s, 2x 30s, 3x 1m, 4x 3m…
Seek step forward.
1x 10s, 2x 30s, 3x 1m, 4x 3m…
, COMMA Skip backward Seek step backward.
1x 10s, 2x 30s, 3x 1m, 4x 3m…
Seek step backward.
1x 10s, 2x 30s, 3x 1m, 4x 3m…
 QUOTE Small seek step backwards 7 seconds
TAB⇆ Fullscreen playback Fullscreen playback Fullscreen playback
PRINTSCR Screenshot Screenshot Screenshot
F8 Mute Mute Mute
 MINUS Volume down Volume down Volume down
+ PLUS Volume up Volume up Volume up
= EQUALS Volume up Volume up Volume up
\ BACKSLASH Toggle between fullscreen/windowed mode Toggle between fullscreen/windowed mode Toggle between fullscreen/windowed mode
[ LEFT BRACKET Seek step forward 10min
] RIGHT

BRACKET

Seek step backward 10min
    CTRL+END Exit Kodi (Only on Home Screen)
DELETE Delete file (if enabled in settings) Remove from playlist (Playlist editor only) Remove from playlist (Playlist editor only)
HOME Jump to the top of the menu (..)
[numbers] then Return Jump to that time in playback. (E.g,, 1+2+3+4+returnwill jump to 12 minutes and 34 seconds.) Jump to that time in playback. (E.g,, 1+2+3+4+returnwill jump to 12 minutes and 34 seconds.)
[numbers] then  Jump backward in that amount of time. (E.g, 1+0+will jump back 10 seconds.) Jump backward in that amount of time. (E.g, 1+0+will jump back 10 seconds.)
[numbers] then  Jump forward in that amount of time. (E.g, 1+0+ will jump forward 10 seconds.) Jump forward in that amount of time. (E.g, 1+0+ will jump forward 10 seconds.)
SHIFT+LETTER Jump to that letter in a list
CTRL+SHIFT+O Codec Info 2 (Additional info. E.g. bitrates, cache and skips/drops) Codec Info 2 (additional info. E.g. bitrates, cache and skips/drops)