extension ExtPose

HTML5 Video Keyboard Shortcuts

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Add keyboard support to Chrome's native HTML5 video player.

Image from store HTML5 Video Keyboard Shortcuts
Description from store Tired of Chrome's primitive built-in HTML5 video player? This extension adds an extensive list of keyboard controls to improve your viewing experience. The shortcuts are only active on videos with the default controls enabled, so don't worry about them messing up YouTube or other custom video players. To enable controls (and keyboard shortcuts) on videos that don't have them, just right-click the video in question and select "Show controls". Note that this extension is only meant to affect Chrome's native HTML5 video player! ============================== FULL LIST OF SHORTCUTS: -Click: Select video, Play/Pause selected video -Double-Click / F: Toggle fullscreen -Space / K: Play/Pause -Left Arrow / J: Skip back 5 seconds -with Shift: 10 seconds -with Control: 1 second -Right Arrow / L: Skip forward 5 seconds -with Shift: 10 seconds -with Control: 1 second -Comma (,): Skip back 1/60th of a second -Period (.): Skip forward 1/60th of a second -Home / 0: Skip to beginning -End: Skip to end -Numbers 1 - 9: Skip to X% (10%, 20%, 30%, ... 90%) -Up Arrow: Increase volume -Down Arrow: Decrease volume -M: Toggle mute -C: Toggle captions -R: Reload video file -Less Than (<): Slow down video playback -Greater Than (>): Speed up video playback -Question Mark (?): Return to default playback speed ============================== This extension is open source! https://github.com/AjaxGb/Better-Chrome-Native-Video Changelog: -v4.1.5 - Fix native controls stealing keyboard events -v4.1.4 -Fix numpad numbers not working (thanks sauravc) -Update extension to Manifest V3 -v4.1.3 - Fix options page not working with HTML5.1 -v4.1.2 - Improve direct videos' compatibility with other extensions -v4.1.1 - Fixed unwanted wrapping on options page -v4.1 -Default values for options displayed in hover text -Added arrow key skip amounts to options -Added ability to enable shortcuts on videos that do not use the default controls -Disabled by default; see options page -v4.0.4 - Fixed clicks not working on standalone videos -v4.0.3 - Fixed multiline options being squashed -v4.0.2 - Improved visibility of disabled options -v4.0.1 - Fixed delay not working on standalone videos -v4.0 -Added an options menu! -Added a slight (optional) delay to clicks -Prevents double-click briefly play/pausing the video -v3.4 - Added Double-Click to toggle fullscreen -v3.3.1 - Made performance improvements more stable -v3.3 -Added "C" to toggle captions -Major performance improvements -v3.2 -Fixed error when disabling shortcuts on a video -Added auto-focus when shortcuts are re-enabled -v3.1 -Fixed keyboard shortcuts activating unintentionally -For example, Ctrl-F used to fullscreen the active video -Holding Ctrl while skipping left/right changes skip length to 1 second -v3.0 - Added right-click option to disable shortcuts on individual videos -v2.0 -Major behind-the-scenes refactoring -Better prevention of default key events -v1.5 - Fixed some dynamically added videos being ignored -v1.4 - Added "R" to reload video -v1.3 -Bug report "Works as Intended", v1.2 reverted -Videos get focus when fullscreened -Minor bugfixes -v1.2 -Added forward compatibility for when this bug is fixed: https://bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=592245 -v1.1 - Moved to GitHub -v1.0 - Initial release

Latest reviews

  • (2023-08-23) Ishak MP: For those looking for a solution: At first it didn't work for me. I enabled 'Allow Access to Urls' Option and restarted chrome. Yeh! It worked for me. Give your try.. 👍
  • (2022-12-24) md shovon: Just mind-blowing, Any web player just behaves like vlc player
  • (2022-04-28) santanu das: playback speed control does not work
  • (2021-09-27) Walker Chow: Doesn't work anymore. :( It was good.
  • (2020-11-15) Ohad: Doesn't work with Zoom cloud recordings (html5).
  • (2020-09-17) John Doc (Unkonwn): Really a great extension. I was looking for something like this for long. Great job Mate. Thanks :)
  • (2020-03-28) Tuấn Kiệt Nguyễn: GOOOD. App hay
  • (2019-11-25) Сергей Семёнов: Thank you so much. Great app
  • (2019-11-16) Edward Northwind: Don't work on youtube.
  • (2019-10-31) Rnksts: Does what it says, really helpful. Thanks!
  • (2019-08-01) Minho Cho: 편하긴한데 이 앱 쓰면서부터 비디오 반응속도가 느려졌네요. 그게 확연히 보여요.
  • (2019-06-23) Justice Seeker: No longer maintained. Doesn't work with most sites since it disables itself. Some sites can be re-enabled by right-clicking and selecting 'enable controls' however about half of the time it STILL DOESN'T WORK. No updates since 2017 means these issues will never be fixed. Suspicious reviews in history that appear identical to reviews of other speed control extensions. Author should step up or remove extension completely.
  • (2019-03-16) Nguyen Pham: ok
  • (2019-02-06) ThisDaveAndThatJohn: Estensione che salva i nervi!! In tutti i player normali ho abitudine di saltare 5 sec. in avanti o indietro usando le frecce, invece, il player standart non ha questa funzione. Questa estensione lo risolve. Consiglio un sacco!!!
  • (2019-01-13) J K: does not work? -Less Than (<): Slow down video playback -Greater Than (>): Speed up video playback -Question Mark (?): Return to default playback speed
  • (2018-12-29) Michael Toub: Works with facebook videos - exactly what I wanted !! Thanks!
  • (2018-10-21) PingPong tt: good job!
  • (2018-10-10) samet: Good Job!
  • (2018-09-08) S Ali: It works fine when i watch html5 video on some site. So this is a great add-on BUT when i play video with a direct URL like http://examples.com/file.mp4 then it doesn't work at all. Any solution for this please?
  • (2018-08-18) J !: This is a gem.
  • (2018-07-15) Eugene Fitzherbert: Really good extension. The default player is garbage.
  • (2018-05-15) XandBacon: Amazing job. Works exactly as intended!
  • (2018-05-02) Adarsh V: Thank you! It uses all Youtube shortcuts. Really helpful & a huge time saver especially for laptops.
  • (2018-04-22) Mustang: Does its job good.
  • (2018-04-06) Yvan Zhu: slow and fast can't work
  • (2018-02-12) พงศกร กิ่งนอก: I was surprised
  • (2018-01-24) kr: exactly what i was looking for, awesome
  • (2017-12-19) ccjmne: Great job! I usually don't bother with anything that's got fewer than 500 reviews but hey, I'd have been wrong to pass on this one :)
  • (2017-11-21) Eric Alvaro: Thank you dude, it worked like a charm!
  • (2017-09-10) Phạm Sỹ Hưng: awesome!
  • (2017-09-01) nick ebi: I was surprised at how easily it worked. Great job!
  • (2017-07-23) The Os: No longer works
  • (2017-07-23) spera: dont like it since you can't decide what keys you want to use for what.
  • (2017-07-05) Florian M: This extension is necessary for watching videos with the built-in video player without it being a frustrating hassle. I love it.
  • (2017-06-29) Issa Almassri: was looking for this along time. really very useful.

Latest issues

  • (2022-01-09, v:4.1.3) Jae Tea: I had to go to chrome://extensions/ and check "Allow access to file URLs" and now the arrow keys work
    At first I had a problem watching a local file because the arrow key shortcuts did not work. I had to go to chrome://extensions/ and toggle the switch for "Allow access to file URLs" and now the arrow keys work. Thanks. Works great.
  • (2021-07-26, v:4.1.3) margaret rosita hector: Htlm5 youtube keyboard mapper
    I do Really Like Your Extension i Mean how can i Not dam well knowing How very useful it is your Extension clearly is quite powerful now if only There was A way to Edit The buttons yourself customly or Just have it be Like this which is far way more Accurate up for up vol /down for Down volume Right aka Foward for Next/Forward video And backwards Left button for Back previous video.backspace for Seek backwards and plus+ button To go forward also to make it go Full screen/big screen you press shift to shift... it into full screen gotta have Buttons as near to each other certainly important ones as possible or in places where you can easily access in the night cant have them be scattered cant have them be Buttons you can see yourself using for typing it cant be Letters because you type with Letters even buttons
  • (2021-04-30, v:4.1.3) starboy Richards: Html video player
    Hmm impressive its Also quite fascinating im wondering if you can Just Remap The up And Down keys As up down volune buttons And Left and right as back And forth video Switching skiping if you may id Love That and id surely Usr it Always its very Logical and easy to Remmember especially for The Elderly
  • (2020-06-13, v:4.1.3) David Robinson: Function
    Hello, I am interested in this extension. Is it still supported and intended to function? I was unable to to make it function correctly?
  • (2020-06-05, v:4.1.3) David Robinson: Not functioning
    None of the shortcut is working
  • (2019-03-17, v:4.1.3) Joey L: Not working anymore
    It seems like it is not working anymore.
  • (2018-10-22, v:4.1.3) Media Master: Great extension - Suggest "White List" of desired sites for support
    This extension works BEAUTIFULLY!!! Unfortunately though, I need it to, automatically, work on sites for which it is not currently enabled by default, and, possibly, disabled on other sites for which it may work, but have their own controls. My suggestion / request would be to provide the ability for a "white list" for a list of sites on which the user would like to have it enabled by default. The reason for this ask, is that I have created (and am developing more) AutoHotkey scripts to run various mediastreaming sites (YouTubeTV, Netflix, Hulu, etc.) in Chrome Kiosk mode, launched from my Kodi-centric HTPCs, utilizing MCE remote controls, to provide a consistent environment. In some cases, I have to do very little, when it comes to video playback, mostly handling navigation & selection, but, on some sites, I'm having to jump through hoops... and that could be resolved by the use of your extension. Thanks for the all your hard work!
  • (2018-08-28, v:4.1.3) Ferhat Khalef: amitier
  • (2018-06-29, v:4.1.3) Cyrus: Shortcuts have stopped working
    The shortcuts are no longer working. It seems you need to update your code now that Chrome has changed its HTML5 player.
  • (2018-06-11, v:4.1.3) Gary Wang: need update to compat with new chrome version
    chrome has updated its html5 video player, so this extension needs update too
  • (2018-04-21, v:4.1.3) TheRay 123: force "show controls"
    nice job with the extension, but I have a small suggestion regarding controlling the videos , I believe that if force the extension to enable any video tag to show its controls then the extension will work automatically. because I need to right-click on every video to select "show controls" and this defeat the idea of this extension which is shortcuts :D
  • (2018-04-13, v:4.1.3) van win: HT5 Google Chrome
    How can this work when Chrome does not allow this type of video to display on any pages, for oe.g. AOL video links?
  • (2018-03-27, v:4.1.3) Владимир Федоров: Звук
    нет звука при воспроизведении ...
  • (2018-03-01, v:4.1.3) Jonathan De wet: Does not work for local files
    "Allow access to files URLs" is on https://v.usetapes.com/ILbzfLZgxB Video showing problem
  • (2017-10-03, v:4.1.3) short cuts
    Short cuts don't work.


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4.1087 (92 votes)
Last update / version
2024-03-11 / 4.1.5
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