Keyboard controls

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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 Codec info
P Play Play
Space Pause
X Stop
L Cycle subtitles
T Toggle subtitles on and off
L Next Subtitle
F Fast forward Fast forward
R Rewind Rewind
Left-arrow Left Step back
Right-arrow Right Step forward
Up-arrow Up Big step forward
Down-arrow Down Big step back
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 Contextual menu
. Skip forward Skip forward
, Skip backward Skip backward
" Small step back (7sec)
Tab Toggles fullscreen modes
A Audio offset
Z Zoom/aspect ratio
Print Screen Screenshot
- Volume Down
+ Volume Up
\ Toggle Application Full Screen / Windowed mode
[ Big step forward, or next chapter
] Big step backward, or previous chapter

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