Spotify popularized the streaming music revolution, and it’s still going strong. Whether you stick with the Free offering or have upgraded to Premium, you can streamline your listening experience by learning Spotify’s keyboard shortcuts.

Since it’s a simple app, Spotify doesn’t have as many shortcuts as something like Microsoft Word or Adobe Photoshop. But if you’re an avid listener, integrating these keyboard shortcuts into your daily routine should help you get more out of Spotify.

Below we list the most important Spotify keyboard shortcuts for Windows and Mac. We then take a look at a few crucial Spotify tips to help you further improve your experience.

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The Spotify Keyboard Shortcuts Cheat Sheet

Shortcut (Windows) Shortcut (Mac) Action
Basic Functions / Playlists
Ctrl + N Cmd + N Create new playlist
Ctrl + Shift + N Cmd + Shift + N Create new playlist folder
Ctrl + X Cmd + X Cut
Ctrl + C Cmd + C Copy
Ctrl + V Cmd + V Paste
Ctrl + Z Cmd + Z Undo
Ctrl + Y Cmd + Shift + Z Redo
Del Delete Delete
Ctrl + A Cmd + A Select all
Music Playback
Space Space Play/pause
Ctrl + Right Cmd + Right Next track
Ctrl + Left Cmd + Left Previous track
Shift + Left/Right Cmd + Shift + Left/Right Seek backward/forward
Enter Enter Play currently selected element
Ctrl + S Cmd + S Toggle shuffle mode
Ctrl + R Cmd + R Cycle repeat modes
Alt + Left Cmd + [ or Cmd + Option + Left Go back to the previous screen
Alt + Right Cmd + ] or Cmd + Option + Right Go forward one screen
Ctrl + L Cmd + L Move cursor to the Search box
Ctrl + F Cmd + F Show Filter box in playlists and Songs list
Ctrl + Plus (+) Cmd + Plus (+) Zoom in
Ctrl + Minus (-) Cmd + Minus (-) Zoom out
Ctrl + Zero (0) Cmd + Zero (0) Reset zoom to 100%
Ctrl + Up Cmd + Up Raise volume
Ctrl + Down Cmd + Down Lower volume
Ctrl + Shift + Down Cmd + Shift + Down Mute
Ctrl + Shift + Up Cmd + Shift + Up Set volume to maximum
Account and App Management
Ctrl + P Cmd + Comma (,) Open Spotify Preferences
F1 n/a Show Spotify help
Ctrl + Shift + W Cmd + Shift + W Log out of your account
Alt + F4 Cmd + Quit Spotify
Mac-Only Shortcuts
n/a Cmd + H Hide the Spotify window
n/a Cmd + Option + H Hide other app windows
n/a Cmd + W Close the Spotify window
n/a Cmd + M Minimize window
n/a Cmd + Option + 1 Restore minimized window
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