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Jump forward or backwards in iTunes Apps
Maybe this is common knowledge, but I had never heard of it. I found out by accident that the key combos Command+Option+Right Arrow and Command+Option+Left Arrow will jump forwards or backwards in the currently playing item, respectively, by five seconds. This is the same key combo that VLC uses to jump forwards and backwards.

[crarko adds: I tested this, and it works as described. This shortcut does not seem to be mentioned in Apple's list of shortcuts for iTunes. It didn't work in QuickTime Player or Quick Look, though.]
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Jump forward or backwards in iTunes
Authored by: hamarkus on Jun 15, '11 07:49:27AM

There is also cmd-shift-left/right-arrow for going to next or previous chapter within a track.



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Is too!
Authored by: DougAdams on Jun 15, '11 08:44:15AM

Command Option Arrow is indeed listed in iTunes Keyboard Shortcuts for "Move forward or backward within a song".

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Edited on Jun 15, '11 08:46:37AM by DougAdams



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Jump forward or backwards in iTunes
Authored by: EmileEssent on Jun 15, '11 07:58:01AM

Documented in iTunes Help -> Shortcuts. Thks anyway, I had missed that one. Very useful for podcasts.



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Jump forward or backwards in iTunes
Authored by: berliboy on Jun 15, '11 12:27:12PM

I wonder if there is a way to change the intervall of the skipping time. By default it is 5 Seconds, but I'd rather have 20 Seconds to skip within a song by using the same shortcut. Any idea anybody?



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Not working
Authored by: xhinter on Jun 15, '11 02:10:52PM

These shortcuts don't work for me in iTunes 10.3.1(55), OS X 10.5.8 .

Edit: it works. I had Cover Stream messing up iTunes with its own shortcuts.

Edited on Jun 15, '11 02:31:09PM by xhinter



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Jump forward or backwards in iTunes
Authored by: llee on Jun 17, '11 05:49:50PM

Here's an interesting fact. Until a fairly recent version of iTunes, holding down command-option and a left or right arrow key would result in continuous accelerated regression or advancement of the playhead, but the new position wouldn't be displayed until the keys were released. I'm not sure exactly how long that behavior existed, but I am pretty sure that it was at some point during the the pre-OS X days of the Mac OS when the current behavior stopped. In other words, you could hold down command-option and a left or right arrow key and watch the cursor move while the keys were down in the classic Mac OS, but at some point before Classic was replaced by OS X, that behavior stopped, and has only returned recently.



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Jump forward or backwards in iTunes
Authored by: jaredfmylife on Jan 25, '12 02:35:06AM

Whats the contextual wording for this command? I want to change it to simply the Right/Left Arrow, and yes another +1 to changing the duration of the skip. I process TONS of music daily and could use a more adaptable seeking function.



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