The Easiest Way To Skip Ahead In YouTube Videos

Want to skip ahead to 10 per cent, 20 per cent, 80 per cent of the way through whatever YouTube video your roommate sent you? Google made a shortcut that takes you there with the push of a button. Here's how.

Once you've paused your video of choice, type 1 to skip to 10 per cent in, 2 for 20 per cent, 3 for 30 per cent, and so on. That's it!

If you're wondering why it doesn't work in the video above, it's because there are a few caveats. The trick doesn't work for embeds or fullscreen videos, and it doesn't seem to be compatible with older versions of Firefox. It also looks like you'll have to keep your cursor over the video for the feature to register.

Still, despite those few limitations, its a great way to get to the meat of the video you're watching, and to fast forward or rewind with surgical precision. [Reddit via TNW]