Keyboard controls

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1 Keymapping Note

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

2 Common keyboard controls

A full list of keyboard controls can be found at

Key Global Video playback Music visualisation
A Audio delay
C Contextual menu
D Move down (Playlist editor only) Move down (Playlist editor only)
F Fast forward Fast forward Fast forward
I Info Info Info
L Next subtitle Lock preset
M Player controls (OSD) 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
U Move up (Playlist editor only) Move up (Playlist editor only)
V Teletext Visualisation settings
W Marked as watched / unwatched
X Stop Stop Stop
Z Zoom/aspect ratio
Space Pause/Play Pause/Play Pause/Play
Left Step back Previous
Right Step forward Next
Up Big step forward Increase rating
Down Big step back Decrease rating
PageUp Page up
PageDown Page down
 Enter return Select Player controls (OSD) Player controls (OSD)
← Backspace Back
Esc Previous menu Exit full screen
. period Skip forward Skip forward Skip forward
, comma Skip backward Skip backward Skip backward
' quote Small step back (7sec)
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 Big step forward, or next chapter
] right bracket Big step backward, or previous chapter
END Exit XBMC (Only on Home Screen)
DEL Delete file (if enabled in settings) Remove from playlist (Playlist editor only) Remove from playlist (Playlist editor only)
 Shift+LETTER Jump to that letter in a list

3 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

4 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

5 Platform specific controls

5.1 Windows, Live, and Linux

 Win (Windows key): Contextual menu

C : Contextual menu

5.2 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 screenshots inside XBMC