Fast forward

Updated: 11/13/2018 by Computer Hope

Fast forwardSometimes abbreviated as FF, fast forward is a feature found in media players often represented by two arrows pointing to the right that enables the user to skip content. For example, in Windows Media Player, a software program capable of playing music and movie files you could skip over portions of the file being played that you don't enjoy.

The picture is an example of what the fast forward typically looks like with most programs and hardware devices that support the feature. Some programs may also have a button with fast forward arrows and a solid line on the right-side, which is a button used to skip to the next track, song, video, etc.

Note: Some content that is protected or sponsored by advertising will prevent you from fast forwarding or skipping portions of the media file to help sponsor it. Computer Hope will not assist users with bypassing content that is protected.

CD terms, Chevron, Computer acronyms, FF, Forward, Rewind, Skip