I am wondering if there is any keyboard shortcut to close the ads (advertisement) on YouTube.

For example, as the one as in the picture below.

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    It seems like by design there shouldn't be one. You're lucky they even have an [X] to close. – user20574 Dec 4 '16 at 22:05
  • The keyboard shortcut to skip the ad at the beginning of a video is Tab and then Enter.
  • There is no keyboard shortcut to skip ads in the middle of the video.

Other things to try

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    Also, if you're looking for a good adblocker I recommend uBlock Origin. – timotree Dec 4 '16 at 14:20
  • Thank you. Which one is better Tampermonkey or uBlock Origin for Chrome? – anhnha Dec 4 '16 at 14:25
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    @anhnha Tampermonkey is something which lets you install custom extensions into Chrome. uBlock Origin is an extension for chrome. Are you asking about a comparison between uBlock Origin and Auto Close YouTube Ads? – timotree Dec 4 '16 at 14:28
  • Oh, yes uBlock Origin and Auto Close YouTube Ads. – anhnha Dec 4 '16 at 14:29
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    @anhnha When you watch an ad on someone's video they make a little bit of money. The point of Auto Close YouTube Ads is to make the ads the least annoying as possible while still letting the YouTuber make money. uBlock Origin, on the other hand will not give the YouTuber any money, but you won't see any ads at all. – timotree Dec 4 '16 at 14:32

This answer doesn't directly relate to your specific keyboard shortcut, but I thought I'd mention it anyways since alternatives are being mentioned.

Ironically, given the ad is for Raspberry Pi beta testers, another option for hiding/blocking the ads is to purchase a Raspberry Pi and set up Pi-Hole which can be used to block ads network wide.

The Pi-hole can block ads for all devices on your network. All you need is a Raspberry Pi connected to your router. It was inspired as a low-cost, open source alternative to the AdTrap.

Currently, over...1.6 million (if you decide to use the mahakala source list) domains known to serve advertisements can be blocked before they even reach your computer. The list of these domains are maintained by different sites across the Internet. The Pi-hole queries these sites and compiles them into an aggregated list, which is then stored on the Raspberry Pi to block advertisements.

From here.

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