How to use Loom's keyboard shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts are great to avoid mouse distraction! 🖱️

When recording, you can control your video with these handy keyboard shortcuts. 

Desktop app keyboard shortcuts 

If you would like to override or double-check what shortcuts you have set, you can do this by opening your Loom app, clicking Preferences, then selecting the Shortcuts tab. 

Mac Windows
  • Start & stop recording  = Command + Shift + L
  • Pause & resume recording  =  Option + Shift + P
  • Cancel recording = Option + Shift + C
  • Confetti 🎉 = Command + Control + C 
  • Quick restart â†©ï¸ =Command + Shift + R 
  • Full screen screenshot 📸 =Command + Shift + 1
  • Selected area screenshot 📷 =Command + Shift + 2

Chrome extension keyboard shortcuts 

If you would like to override or double-check what shortcuts you have set visit this link, paste the following link into your chrome browser: chrome://extensions/shortcuts

Mac Windows
  • Activate the extension  = Option + Shift + L
  • Pause & Resume Recording   =  Option + Shift + P
  • Cancel Recording  =   Option + Shift + C

While watching a Loom video, the below shortcuts will control the playback:

Video shortcuts

  • Jump Forward 10 Seconds =  Right Arrow or  L
  • Jump Back 10 Seconds =  Left arrow or J
  • Step Forward 1 Second =   .
  • Step Back 1 Second =   ,
  • Play or Pause Playback = K or Space Bar
  • Toggle Full Screen = f
  • Volume Up = Arrow Up
  • Volume Down Arrow Down

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Happy recording! 🎥😄

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