The Ultimate Spotify Keyboard Shortcuts Cheats Sheet 🔥

In this post you will the most rare key shortcuts and tricks, get more out of Spotify with this cheat sheet of essential Spotify keyboard shortcuts for Windows and Mac.

Spotify popularized the streaming music revolution, and it’s still going strong as one of the best streaming services today. 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 more expansive software 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’ll also mention a few crucial Spotify tips to help you further improve your experience.

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 Return Play currently selected item
Ctrl + S Cmd + S Toggle shuffle mode
Ctrl + R Cmd + R Cycle repeat modes
Alt + Left Option + Left Go back to the previous screen
Alt + Right Option + Right Go forward one screen
Ctrl + L Cmd + L Open the Search screen
Ctrl + F Cmd + F Show Search in playlist box (when applicable)
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
Account and App Management
Ctrl + P Cmd + Comma (,) Open Spotify Preferences
F1 n/a Open Spotify Support in your browser
Ctrl + Shift + W Cmd + Shift + W Log out of your account
Alt + F4 or Ctrl + Shift + Q Cmd + Q Quit Spotify
Mac-Only Spotify 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
n/a Fn + F Full-screen

Don’t Forget Your Computer’s Media Keys

The above keyboard shortcuts only work when Spotify is the app on your computer currently in focus. If you’re using another program, you can’t use the convenient shortcuts to play/pause, skip a track, change the volume, and similar.

However, don’t forget about the media keys on your keyboard! All Mac keyboards and many Windows keyboards have keys that let you adjust the volume, play/pause, and change tracks. They’re the easiest way to make a quick change without swapping back to Spotify.

Depending on your keyboard, these may be dedicated buttons or require you to hold a key like Fn while pressing another button.

If you use Windows 10 or 11, a popup will appear every time you use these keys, which you may find annoying. In Spotify, go to Edit > Preferences and disable Show desktop overlay when using media keys to stop that popup from appearing.

Become a Spotify Master

With these shortcuts and tips, you’re all set to get more out of Spotify than ever before. Keep these shortcuts in mind next time you’re swapping tracks or making a new playlist, and you’ll accomplish them without your hands leaving the keyboard.

Next, it might be time to clean up and optimize your Spotify playlists.

Happy learning!