11+ NetFlix Hotkey Shortcuts


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NetFlix Hotkeys List

I don’t know about you but I don’t like switching between the keyboard and mouse all the time. If I’m working with the keyboard, I want to stay there. That’s where HotKeys come in.

HotKeys are Key Combinations that will provide the same function as a mouse action would. Some even provide functions that can’t be done with a mouse. Even the simplest of applications, like NotePad, have some keyboard shortcuts built in. Consider <CTRL> + V to Paste, or <CTRL> + X to Cut, or <CTRL> + S to Save. These are common examples and are native to most Windows programs.

Windows itself has a fat list of keyboard short cuts. Carol Bratt wrote a great article for DCT called Standard Windows keyboard shortcuts listing many of them.

NetFlix/Silverlight is no different. It has several useful shortcuts built into it as well.

Note: These shortcuts work in the Silverlight version that runs on Windows.

Short List

  • Space – Toggle Play/Pause
  • Enter – Toggle Play/Pause
  • PgUp – Play
  • PgDn – Pause
  • F – Full-screen
  • Esc – Exit full-screen
  • Shift + Left arrow – Rewind
  • Shift + Right arrow – Fast Forward
  • Up arrow – Volume Up
  • Down arrow – Volume Down
  • M – Mute toggle

Full Screen Mode

  • Control and Spacebar – Change Modes to Frame Forward and Frame Backward
  • Arrow Left – Move Backward a Frame
  • Arrow Right – Move Forward a Frame

Sometimes I like to have a movie going while I’m writing and by using these shortcuts I never have to leave the keyboard. Very handy!


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Richard received his first computer, a C-64, in 1982 as a gift and began dabbling in BASIC. He was hooked! His love for computing has led him from the old “XT” boxes to the more modern fare and from clunky 10MB hard drives to smooth and fast modern day SSD drives. He has run BBS services, Fido mail, and even operated his own computer repair business.