11+ NetFlix Hotkey Shortcuts

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!

Do you have any NetFlix tips? If so, please leave a comment to share it with us.

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