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 visualisation Pictures slideshow
A Audio offset
C Contextual menu
F Fast forward Fast forward Fast forward
I Media info Media info Media info
L Next Subtitle
M OSD controls OSD controls OSD controls
O Displays CPU usage
& video diagnostic info
Codec info
P Play Play
Q Queue
R Rewind Rewind Rewind
S Shutdown menu
T Toggle subtitles on and off Codec Info
W Marked as watched
X Stop Stop
Z Zoom/aspect ratio
Space Pause Pause
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 OSD controls
Backspace Parent directory
Esc Home menu Exit full screen
period . Skip forward Skip forward Skip forward
comma , Skip backward Skip backward Skip backward
" Small step back (7sec)
Tab Toggles fullscreen modes Toggles fullscreen modes
Print Screen Screenshot Screenshot
- Volume Down Volume Down
+ Volume Up Volume Up
\ Toggle application windowed mode Toggle application windowed mode
[ Big step forward, or next chapter
] Big step backward, or previous chapter

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