How to jump back and forward a few seconds in Deadbeef?

Can it be done by keyboard? Left/right arrows do nothing by themselves or with Ctrl or other key.

I have the impression that this option must exist but I don't seem to find it.

(I don't think db version 0.7.2 is affected by this old issue but the idea is similar.)

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I haven't touch those settings for a while - they are a bit hidden.

Go to Preference - Hotkeys

Click 'Add', then the button for 'Action'.

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Go under Main, then Playback to select the action.

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Then select 'Key combination' and click Apply.

These and other settings are saved in ~/.config/deadbeef/config along other configuration files.

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Backup ~/.config/deadbeef/ to keep such settings for a future installation.

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