# How to start playing the video from the green cursor rather than from the beginning of the time-line?

In Video Editor mode hitting Alt+A starts playback from the beginning of the timeline.
How to start playing the video from the green cursor?

(I found this question asked on reddit by nightmareFluffy, but it is too late to answer it there. It's one of the most basic things for video editing and I could not find an answer to it anywhere so I'm posting this question here for others to find.)
My version is 2.79

• With the current default installation from 2.80 on (left-click-select), the Playback shortcut is Spacebar. Alt+A is reserved for Deselecting. – Husch Oct 28 '20 at 9:20
• I have 2.79 should've specified that - spacebar opens some dialogue to pick an action. Thanks for the tip, I'll upgrade I guess : ) – Michał Lepczyński Oct 29 '20 at 16:03

From the Timeline editor's bottom menu select Playback and tick Follow.