Keyboard controls

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Common default keyboard controls

A full list of keyboard controls can be found at

Key Global Video playback Music visualisation
0 (zero) Go between the two last channels (live TV)
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 Template:Gotham note)
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) Player controls (OSD) Player controls (OSD)
N "Now playing" playlist
O Displays CPU usage
& video diagnostic info
Codec info Codec/Visualisation info
P Play Play Visualisation preset list
Q Queue
R Rewind Rewind Rewind
S Shutdown menu Show preset
T Toggle subtitles on and off
Ctrl+T Subtitle delay control
U Move item up (Playlist editor Template:Gotham note)
V Teletext Visualisation settings
W Marked as watched / unwatched
X Stop Stop Stop
Y Template:Gotham note Template:Gotham note Template:Gotham note
Z Zoom/aspect ratio
Space Pause/Play Pause/Play Pause/Play
  • Step back 30s (videos)
  • Prev channel group (live TV)
  • Step forward 30s (videos)
  • Next channel group (live TV)
  • Step forward 10min OR Next chapter (videos)
  • Channel up (live TV)
Increase rating
  • Step back 10min OR Prev chapter (videos)
  • Channel down (live TV)
Decrease rating
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
PageDown Page down
 Enter return Select Player controls (OSD) Player controls (OSD)
← Backspace Back
Esc Previous menu OR Home screen Exit full screen
. period Skip forward Step forward 30 seconds Skip forward
, comma Skip backward Step backward 30 seconds Skip backward
' quote Small step backwards 7 seconds
Tab  Fullscreen mode Fullscreen mode Fullscreen mode
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 application windowed mode Toggle application windowed mode Toggle application windowed mode
[ left bracket Step forward 10min OR Next chapter
] right bracket Step backward 10min OR Previous chapter
END Exit XBMC (Only on Home Screen) v.11 Eden
CTRL+END Exit XBMC (Only on Home Screen) v.12 Frodo
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,, 1234+return will jump to 12 minutes and 34 seconds.
 Shift+LETTER Jump to that letter in a list

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

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

Platform specific controls

Windows, Live, and Linux

 Win (Windows key): Contextual menu


 Cmd+Q to quit

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

 Cmd+F to toggle fullscreen

 Cmd+S to take screenshots inside XBMC