Kodi Tips: Useful Keyboard Shortcuts for Kodi Addon Users

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If you’re using Kodi with a device that has a keyboard, you might as well take advantage of the easy Kodi keyboard shortcuts that will certaintly make your Kodi experience feel more natural. You might not use all of them, but there are surely a few Kodi keyboard shortcusts that we expect you’ll find useful. We’ll now go ahead and list all of the Kodi keyboard shortcuts we think you should know about.


  1. Switch Between Full Screen and Windowed Mode
    Shortcut Key: \
    Kodi launches in full screen mode by default, this shortcut will allow you to quickly switch between full screen and windowed mode as you please.
  2. Audio Delay Control
    Shortcut Key: A
    This shortcut will allow you to adjust the audio delay in order to make sure that it is sychronized with the video you’re watching, in the rare case that it is off sync.
  3. Fast Forward
    Shortcut Key: F
    Pretty straight forward, pressing it once will fast forward at 2x speed, pressing twice at 4x speed, and so on and so forth. You can also use the right arrow to fast forward in 30 second intervals.
  4. Play
    Shortcut Key: P
    Straight forward enough.
  5. Stop
    Shortcut Key: X
    It will stop playback.
  6. Rewind
    Shortcut Key: R
    Just press the key once to rewind at 2x speed, twice to rewind at 4x speed, and so on and so forth. You can also use the left arrow to rewind in 30 second intervals.
  7. Toggle Subtitles
    Shortcut Key: T
    Straight forward enough, as long as you already have subtitles enabled within your Kodi configuration.
  8. Return to Previous Menu or Home Screen
    Shortcut Key: Esc
    Just press this key to go back to a previous menu or return to the Kodi home screen at any point in time.
  9. Take a Screenshot
    Shortcut Key: Ctrl + S or Prt Sc
    Once you press it, a dialog will ask you where to save the screenshot to. Using the latter key will simply save the screenshot to your clipboard, ready to paste into the application of your choosing.
  10. Volume Up or Volume Down
    Shortcut Key: – (minus) or + (plus)
    Press whichever way you wish to go, raising or lowering audio volume.
  11. Shut Down Menu
    Shortcut Key: S
    Pressing this key will open the Kodi shut down menu so that you can choose to either shut down your system or exit Kodi.
  12. Pause / Play
    Shortcut Key: Space Bar
    Just press it to quickly pause or play whatever you’re watching.
  13. Zoom / Aspect Ratio
    Shortcut Key: Z
    Pressing this key will allow you to easily adjust the aspect ratio of any video, it will change the resolution with each press, allowing you to select the best possible quality playback setting.

Congratulations! Now that you’re aware of these cool Kodi keyboard shortcuts, maybe you’ll stop accidently pressing the wrong keys on your keyboard while streaming using your favourite Kodi addons. Should you have any questions or comments, please visit our Discussion Forums which are there for that specific purpose.

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