How to control Beamer with Keyboard Shortcuts

Here are shortcuts you can use, in addition to those that appear in Beamer menus.


Play / Pause Space bar
Play-pause Media Key
Skip back to beginning Shift–Command (⌘)–Left Arrow
Skip forward to end Shift–Command (⌘)–Right Arrow
Skip back 30 seconds Option–Command (⌘)–Left Arrow
Skip forward 30 seconds Option–Command (⌘)–Right Arrow
Skip back 5 minutes Shift–Option–Command (⌘)–Left Arrow
Skip forward 5 minutes Shift–Option–Command (⌘)–Right Arrow
Select next movie Command (⌘)–Right Arrow
Fast Forward Media Key
Select previous movie Command (⌘)–Left Arrow
Rewind Media Key


Open Playlist popover Shift–Command (⌘)–P
Select movie Enter
Remove movie from playlist Delete

Note: shortcuts for skipping and media key support were introduced in Beamer 2.1.

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