All features and buttons in Windows Media Center are accessible to you by using the keyboard only. Windows Media Center provides a variety of keyboard shortcuts for the more commonly used commands and buttons that you can use to control Windows Media Center from your keyboard or with macros.
The following tables show the various keyboard shortcuts for Windows Media Center.
The following table shows how to use shortcuts to navigate the keyboard.
Open Windows Media Center or return to the Windows Media Center start screen
Close Windows Media Center
Accept the selection
Go back to the previous screen
Go to the first item in a list
Go to the last item in a list
Go to the next page
Go to the previous page
Move left, right, up, or down
Go in and go out of windowed mode
The following table shows how to use shortcuts to control audio.
Turn down volume
Turn up volume
Turn on or turn off closed captioning
Go to Music
Play an audio file or song
Stop playing an audio file or song
Pause or resume an audio file or song
Replay an audio file or song
Skip to the next song
Fast forward a song
Rip a CD
Display the context menu
The following table shows how to use shortcuts to control the TV.
Go to Recorded TV
Go to the Guide
Go to live TV
Record a TV show
Pause or resume live TV or recorded TV
Stop recording or stop playing a TV show
Resume playing a TV show
Rewind live TV or recorded TV
Fast forward live TV or recorded TV
Go to the next channel
Go to the previous channel
The following table shows how to use shortcuts to play the radio.
Go to Radio
Pause or resume live radio
Stop live radio
Resume playing radio
The following table shows how to use shortcuts to view pictures.
Go to Pictures
Zoom a picture in Picture Details
Play a slide show
Stop a slide show
Pause a slide show
Skip back to the previous picture
UP ARROW or LEFT ARROW
Skip forward to the next picture
DOWN ARROW or RIGHT ARROW
The following table shows how to use shortcuts to play videos.
Go to Videos
The following table shows how to use shortcuts to play DVDs.
Go to the DVD menu
Go to the previous chapter
Go to the next chapter
Change the DVD angle
Change the DVD audio selection
Change the DVD subtitles selection