Is there any keyboard shortcut to pause the video, that is being played in Quick Look Window ?

Quick Look Window launches when we click space bar on file (say a video file)

I can find the pause button at bottom left of Quick Look Window, but i have to use mouse to pause the video.

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Yes, you can simply press this key on keyboard. Press again and video will resume.

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The pause button is on Touchbar.


ps: I upgraded to a Touchbar Mac and no longer use the old one.


In case anyone arrives here wanting an easy way to take a screengrab of an exact frame, a trick is the pause the video first, then use two-finger swipe to scroll through the frames until you find the one you want.

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