macOS High Sierra

QuickTime Player keyboard shortcuts and gestures

Use your keyboard, trackpad, or Magic Mouse to quickly accomplish many tasks in QuickTime Player.

Shortcuts for basic tasks

Shortcut

Action

Option-Command-N

New movie recording

Control-Option-Command-N

New audio recording

Control-Command-N

New screen recording

Command-O

Open file

Command-L

Open location using a URL

Command-W

Close window

Shift-Command-S

Duplicate

Command-M

Minimize window

Command-I

Show Movie Inspector

Option-Command-P

Show export progress

Movie playback shortcuts

Shortcut

Action

Space bar

Play or pause

Command-Return

Play or pause all movies

Left Arrow

Stop playback and go back one frame

Right Arrow

Stop playback and go forward one frame

Option-Left Arrow

Go to the beginning of a movie

Option-Right Arrow

Go to the end of a movie

Command-Left Arrow

Cycle through rewind speeds

Command-Right Arrow

Cycle through fast-forward speeds

Up Arrow

Turn volume up

Down Arrow

Turn volume down

Option-Up Arrow

Turn the volume up to the maximum level

Option-Down Arrow

Turn the volume down to the minimum level

Option-Command-L

Loop the movie

Movie sizing shortcuts

Shortcut

Action

Command-F

Enter full-screen view

Command-F or Esc

Exit full-screen view

Command-1

Display movie at actual size

Command-3

Fit the movie to the screen

Command-4

Fill the screen with the movie

Command-5

Display the movie in panoramic mode

Command-Plus Sign (+)

Increase the movie size

Command-Minus Sign (-)

Decrease the movie size

Movie editing shortcuts

Shortcut

Action

Command-Z

Undo

Shift-Command-Z

Redo

Command-X

Cut

Command-C

Copy

Command-V

Paste

Command-A

Select all

Shift-Command-L

Rotate left

Shift-Command-R

Rotate right

Shift-Command-H

Flip horizontally

Shift-Command-V

Flip vertically

Command-Y

Split clip

Command-T

Trim

Movie playback gestures

Action

Gesture

Scrub forward

While paused, swipe two fingers up or right

Scrub backward

While paused, swipe two fingers down or left

Skip forward

While playing, swipe two fingers up or right

Skip backward

While playing, swipe two fingers down or left

Fast forward

On a Force Touch trackpad, increase or decrease pressure to control speed

Rewind

On a Force Touch trackpad, increase or decrease pressure to control speed

Volume up

Over the volume control, swipe two fingers up or right

Volume down

Over the volume control, swipe two fingers down or left