I use keyboard shortcuts for all of my media players, but Spotify's web player (open.spotify.com) seems to be pretty limited in the keyboard shortcuts it provides.

I know that Ctrl + left/right arrow works in Spotify's app to skip to the next or previous track, but is there an equivalent for their web player?

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I don't know of a way to do this natively on Spotify's web player, but I created a userscript to allow the left and right keys go to the previous and next tracks, respectively (no Ctrl or anything needed).

You can install it through GreasyFork or copy-paste it below:

// ==UserScript==
// @name         Next and Previous key shortcuts for Spotify
// @description  Allows the left and right keyboard arrows to be used to go to the previous and next songs on Spotify.
// @author       Zach Saucier
// @namespace    https://zachsaucier.com/
// @version      1.1
// @match        https://open.spotify.com/*
// ==/UserScript==

(function() {
    'use strict';
    window.addEventListener('keydown', (event) => {
        switch(event.code) {
            case 'ArrowLeft':
            case 'ArrowRight':
    }, false);

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