I am looking for a way to move the timeline a specific amount, scroll, etc. even if the Timeline window is not open. Is this possible?


1 frame forward
1 frame backward

Shift+ end frame
Shift+ start frame

next keyframe
previous keyframe

⎈ Ctrl⇧ Shift next marker
⎈ Ctrl⇧ Shift previous marker

Shift+ 10 frames forward
Shift+ 10 frames back

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    $\begingroup$ Alt+A play/pause animation. $\endgroup$ – Scalia Dec 15 '14 at 20:30

Hold down the Alt button and start scrolling the Mouse Wheel.

Scrolling down will let you go forward in a Timeline, scrolling up works vice versa. You can do it in almost every window type you want and it works even if the Timeline window is not open.

Note: this shortcut works well in the Video Sequence, NLA, Dope Sheet and Graph editors also. Example Gif


(I know this is an old question, but I got here while looking for an answer. So, just for the record...)

You can change the size of "steps" (or "jumps") Blender does (when pressing Left/Right, Shift + Up/Down, and even Alt + Wheel/Scroll) by changing the "Delta" parameter in the shortcuts "Frame Offset".

Path: Blender User Preferences > Input > search for a shortcut named "Frame Offset". Then change the "Delta" value to whatever you want (default is 10).

Blender User Preferences > Input > Shortcut "Frame Offset"

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    $\begingroup$ And remember to set Shift Down Arrow Delta value to negative! $\endgroup$ – Mario Mey Dec 10 '17 at 0:16

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