Keyboard controls

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 Controls: Keyboard controls Remote controls Keymap files Modifying keyboard.xml Custom keymaps lircmap.xml 


Keymapping specific to your particular installation can be observed in Keyboard.xml in the System folder of your installation.

1 Common platform-independent keymapping

Key Global Video playback Music playback Pictures slideshow
O Displays CPU usage and video diagnostic information
P Play
Space Pause
X Stop
L Cycle subtitles
T Toggle subtitles on and off
F Fast forward
R Rewind
Left-arrow Left
Right-arrow Right
Up-arrow Up
Down-arrow Down
Page Up Page up
Page Down Page down
Enter (Return) Select OSD controls
Backspace Parent directory
Q Queue
W Marked as watched
M OSD controls
S Shutdown menu
Esc Home menu
I Media info
C Context menu
Period Skip forward
Comma Skip backward
Quote Small step back (7sec)
Tab Toggles fullscreen modes
A Audio offset
Z Zoom mode
Print Screen Screenshot
Minus (-) Volume Down
Plus (+) Volume Up
Backslash (\) Toggle Application Full Screen / Windowed mode

List of unused letter on keyboard while in fullscreen playback mode: B, D, E, G, H, J, K, N, U, and Y

2 Global common 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 Platform specific keymapping

3.1 Live and Linux keymapping

'Windows' Application key: Context menu

3.2 Mac keymapping

⌘Q to close

⌘H and ⌘M to iconize

⌘F to toggle fullscreen

⌘S to take screenshots inside XBMC

3.3 Windows keymapping

'Windows' Application key: Context menu