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1 Default keyboard controls

The default keymap can be found at https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/blob/master/system/keymaps/keyboard.xml

Key Global Video playback Music visualisation
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
  • Player controls (OSD) (if something is playing)
  • 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 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
Space
  • 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 backwards Variable seek backwards
Ctrl+ Variable seek forward Variable seek forward
Ctrl+ Move subtitles up
Ctrl+ Move subtitles down
PageUp Page up Increase rating
PageDown Page down 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
PrintSrc Screenshot Screenshot Screenshot
- 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)
DEL 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+return will jump to 12 minutes and 34 seconds.) Jump to that time in playback. (E.g,, 1+2+3+4+return will jump to 12 minutes and 34 seconds.)
[numbers] then Jump backwards in that amount of time. (E.g,, 1+0+ will jump back 10 seconds.) Jump backwards 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

2 Mouse controls

Key Description
Left Click on item Select
Middle Click on item Queue to playlist
Right Click on item Context menu
Right Click on blank area Back
Mouse Wheel Up Up
Mouse Wheel Down Down

3 Picture slide show controls

Key Description
0 Zoom Normal (100%)
1 Zoom Level 1
2 Zoom Level 2
3 Zoom Level 3
4 Zoom Level 4
5 Zoom Level 5
6 Zoom Level 6
7 Zoom Level 7
8 Zoom Level 8
9 Zoom Level 9
R Rotate
T Info (EXif data)
. period Next picture
, comma Previous picture
+ plus Zoom in
- minus Zoom out

4 Platform specific controls

4.1 Windows, Live, and Linux

 Win (Windows key): Contextual menu

4.2 Mac

 Cmd+Q to quit

 Cmd+H and  Cmd+M to hide/minimize to the dock

 Cmd+F to toggle fullscreen

 Cmd+S to take a screen shot

5 Customizing buttons through the GUI

Users can customize keymaps for remotes in GUI by using the community Keymap Editor add-on.

6 See also

Personal tools
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