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Use keyboard shortcuts to skip and pause Flash videos
Authored by: kirkmc on Jun 20, '12 10:36:08PM

Click or not, it doesn't work for me with HTML5 videos. So what could be different between my Safari and your browser?

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Use keyboard shortcuts to skip and pause Flash videos
Authored by: AMacAddict on Jun 21, '12 05:09:32AM

Even though it doesn't work for you, it is documented in several several places. Stating the spacebar and arrow keys don't work on youtube on mac is flat out wrong. Although one could be less acetic in tone when pointing it out, this hint, as written, is wrong. I even switched to the HTML5 viewer - same expected behaviour - click on video, it pauses. Now, spacebar and arrow keys work. Google acknowledges the HTML5 player has issues in full screen - space and arrow keys worked, extended control keys ( 1-9 to go to percent, 0 to beginning) do not work.

This is similar to iTunes, where I had to explain frequently that the spacebar would not pause and play if the focus in iTunes is changed. You can tab around the iTunes interface also, making spacebar something other than play/pause.

Perhaps it's something less-than-obvious, like full keyboard access in SP->Keyboard, but I'm not interested enough to troubleshoot myself in the foot.

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