Windows Media Player keyboard shortcuts


Most features and buttons in Windows Media Player are also accessible using the keyboard. The Player provides a variety of keyboard shortcuts for the more commonly used commands and buttons for controlling the Player.

The following table shows the various keyboard shortcuts for the Player. For more Windows keyboard shortcuts, see Keyboard shortcuts.

Note

  • Some keyboard shortcuts only work when the Player is in a certain mode or when you play certain media types. For example, the shortcuts for changing the video size only work when you are viewing videos or pictures in Now Playing mode.

    For more information about the Player's different modes, see Getting started with Windows Media Player.

To do this
Use this keyboard shortcut

Video size 50%

Alt+1

Video size 100%

Alt+2

Video size 200%

Alt+3

Toggle display for full-screen video

Alt+Enter

Retrace your steps back through your most recent views in the Player

Alt+Left Arrow

Retrace your steps forward through your most recent views in the Player

Alt+Right Arrow

Switch to Player Library

Ctrl+1

Switch to skin mode

Ctrl+2

Switch to Now Playing mode

Ctrl+3

Add to play list

Ctrl+7

Add to burn list

Ctrl+8

Add to sync list

Ctrl+9

Select all in list pane

Ctrl+A

Previous (item or chapter)

Ctrl+B

In the Player Library, put the cursor in the search box

Ctrl+E

Next (item or chapter)

Ctrl+F

Turn shuffle on or off

Ctrl+H

Eject CD or DVD (this doesn't work on computers equipped with two or more CD or DVD disc drives)

Ctrl+J

In the Player Library, show or hide the menu bar

Ctrl+M

Create a new playlist

Ctrl+N

Open a file

Ctrl+O

Play or pause playing

Ctrl+P

Stop playing

Ctrl+S

Turn repeat on or off

Ctrl+T

Specify a URL or path to a file

Ctrl+U

Close or stop playing a file

Ctrl+W

Previous playlist

Ctrl+Left Arrow

Next playlist

Ctrl+Right Arrow

Restart video

Ctrl+Shift+B

Turn captions and subtitles on or off

Ctrl+Shift+C

Fast-forward through video or music

Ctrl+Shift+F

Use a fast play speed

Ctrl+Shift+G

Play at normal speed

Ctrl+Shift+N

Use a slow play speed

Ctrl+Shift+S

Display Windows Media Player Help

F1

Edit media information on a selected item in the Player Library

F2

Switch the view of items in the details pane

F4

Increase the size of album art

F6

Decrease the size of album art

Shift+F6

Mute the volume

F7

Decrease the volume

F8

Increase the volume

F9

Show menu bar in Player Library

F10

Show shortcut menu

Shift+F10