The Dharma Guide: Keyboard binding

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In order to control XBMC properly, you should know a few keyboard-bindings to get you started. This will help you navigating through the XBMC and using its functions. It is important to know that the XBMC uses different mappings for different views. So if you are playing a video in fullscreen the button-mapping might change. I will show you some global mappings which will be used if no other mapping is defined by the keyboard.xml-file. You can find all the proper commands which are used by default on this XBMC-Wiki-Page: Default Controls

I will list the common, global commands:

Key Action, Description
O Displays CPU usage and video diagnostic information
P Play
Space Pause
X Stop
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
Return Select
Backspace Parent Directory (Step back)
Q Current Queue
W Mark file as Watched
M Activate OSD Player Controls (while playing media)
S Activate Shutdown Menu
Esc Home menu
I Media Info
C Context Menu
Period Skip Next
Comma Skip Previous
Tab Toggles fullscreen modes (either visualization or video playback)
Print Screen Screenshot
Minus (-) Volume Down
Plus (+) Volume Up
Zero (0) Number 0
One (1) Number 1
Two (2) Number 2
Three (3) Number 3
Four (4) Number 4
Five (5) Number 5
Six (6) Number 6
Seven (7) Number 7
Eight (8) Number 8
Nine (9) Number 9
End Shutdown XBMC