Frustration over Shift+Space YouTube keyboard shortcut when creating subtitles

by Tomas   Last Updated January 13, 2018 14:03 PM

When creating subtitles on YouTube, there is a shortcut Shift+Space which starts/stops the video:

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This is quite unfortunate shortcut, since whenever I stop the video to write the text and then write "I " - capital I followed by space - which is quite often - I still hold the [Shift] key when pressing the space. In other words, the shortcut Shift+Space get triggered naturally during mere text writing. This is very annoying, since it will start the video again during writing, which I don't really want to happen.

Is there any way to prevent this? I mean, without changing my writing habits, which would be the hard way to go.

I tried:

1) Figure out how to change/customize the YouTube keyboard shortcut. I didn't find any way to do it.

2) Figure out if it is possible to trap this shortcut before it gets processed by YouTube - etc. by some extension - I tried "Shortkeys (Custom Keyboard Shortcuts)" to trap Shift+Space and do nothing in that case, but it doesn't do the job, the video still starts. It seems like this extension works only at a browser level, not at the "webpage = javascript" level, as I would need (but I have not found such an extension yet).

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