I want to use Dictatation in order to dictate a text that I listen in a headset. I would like to be able to pause and go back/forward without switching between the windows of the text editor and of the player.

Using global keys for this would be a way. I already have the button f8 for pausing, but what about back and forward?

Is there a player with such global keys?

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You can use Automator to create Services that control the playback of QuickTime Player, then assign keyboard shortcuts to the Services in System Preferences.

The Automator Service: Play/Pause

Keyboard Shortcut in System Preferences: Keyboard Shortcut

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