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Contents

1 Default keyboard controls

The default keymap can be found at https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/blob/master/system/keymaps/keyboard.xml

Key Global Video playback Music visualisation
0 (zero) Go between the two last channels (live TV)
A Audio delay control
B Live TV: Schedule recording timers Live TV: Schedule recording timers
C Contextual menu Playlist
D Move item down (Playlist editor & Favorites window)
E Live TV EPG/TV guide Live TV EPG/TV guide
F Fast forward Fast forward Fast forward
H Live TV channels window Live TV channels window
I Info Info Info
J Live TV: Radio channels window Live TV: Radio channels window
K Live TV recordings window Live TV recordings window
L Next subtitle Lock preset
M
  • Player controls (OSD) (if something is playing)
  • Move (File manager)
Player controls (OSD) Player controls (OSD)
N "Now playing" playlist
O Codec info Codec info
P Play Play Visualisation preset list
Q Queue
R Rewind Rewind
S Shutdown menu Shutdown menu Show preset
Ctrl+S Screenshot Screenshot Screenshot
T Toggle subtitles on and off
Ctrl+T Subtitle position control
U Move item up (Playlist editor & Favorites window)
V Teletext Visualisation settings
W Marked as watched / unwatched
X Stop Stop Stop
Y Switch/choose player. For example, can be used to switch between internal player or a UPnP target player. Switch/choose player Switch/choose player
Z Zoom/aspect ratio
Space
  • Pause/Play
  • Now playing playlist (video & music listings)
  • Highlight (File manager)
Pause/Play Pause/Play
Left
  • Step back 30s (videos)
  • Prev channel group (live TV)
Previous
Right
  • Step forward 30s (videos)
  • Next channel group (live TV)
Next
Up
  • Step forward 10min OR Next chapter (videos)
  • Channel up (live TV)
Increase rating
Down
  • Step back 10min OR Prev chapter (videos)
  • Channel down (live TV)
Decrease rating
Ctrl+ Variable seek backwards Variable seek backwards
Ctrl+ Variable seek forward Variable seek forward
Ctrl+ Move subtitles up
Ctrl+ Move subtitles down
PageUp Page up
PageDown Page down
 Enter return Select Player controls (OSD) Player controls (OSD)
← Backspace Back Back Back
Esc Previous menu OR Home screen Exit full screen
. period Skip forward Step forward 30 seconds Skip forward
, comma Skip backward Step backward 30 seconds Skip backward
' quote Small step backwards 7 seconds
Tab  Fullscreen playback Fullscreen playback Fullscreen playback
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 between fullscreen/windowed mode Toggle between fullscreen/windowed mode Toggle between fullscreen/windowed mode
[ left bracket Step forward 10min
] right bracket Step backward 10min
CTRL+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)
Home Jump to the top of the menu (..)
[numbers] then Return Jump to that time in playback. (E.g,, 1+2+3+4+return will jump to 12 minutes and 34 seconds.) Jump to that time in playback. (E.g,, 1+2+3+4+return will jump to 12 minutes and 34 seconds.)
[numbers] then Jump backwards in that amount of time. (E.g,, 1+0+ will jump back 10 seconds.) Jump backwards in that amount of time. (E.g,, 1+0+ will jump back 10 seconds.)
[numbers] then Jump forward in that amount of time. (E.g,, 1+0+ will jump forward 10 seconds.) Jump forward in that amount of time. (E.g,, 1+0+ will jump forward 10 seconds.)
 Shift+LETTER Jump to that letter in a list

2 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 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

4 Platform specific controls

4.1 Windows, Live, and Linux

 Win (Windows key): Contextual menu

4.2 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

5 See also

Personal tools
Namespaces

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