Here’s a cool tip from a Reddit user: you can press 1 to jump to 10% into the video, 2 if you want to jump to 20%, 3 for 30% and so on. If you press 0, you’ll go back to the beginning of the video. You don’t have to watch the video on YouTube’s site, the trick works even for embedded videos. An important note: don’t use the numeric pad.
YouTube offers many other useful shortcuts:
* left/right arrow – seek backward/forward 5 seconds
* ctrl+left/ctrl+right – seek backward/forward 10%
* home/end – seek to the beginning/last seconds of the video
* spacebar – play/pause when the seek bar is selected
Here’s a video you can use to try the shortcuts (make sure that the seek bar has focus by clicking on the small play button):