Using Google Drive with keyboard shortcuts

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Using Google Drive with keyboard shortcuts

Google has launched the cloud storage service, Google Drive a few days ago. For those who want to get started with this service, there are some keyboard shortcuts. With these, you can navigate through the Google Drive quickly. The list explains all the keyboard shortcuts that can be used in Drive.

Shortcut Keys

Action

Menus

c

Show the create new menu, use arrow keys to select an item to create

u

Show upload menu

a

Show actions menu

r

Show sort menu

v

Show view menu

Action(s)

z

Organize

s

Star/unstar

o or Enter

Open item

.

Share

Selections

j

Navigate to and highlight next item in list

k

Navigate to and highlight previous item in list

x

Select/unselect the highlighted item

Select next item in list

Shift + ⇓

Select next item in list while leaving the current selection selected

Select previous item in list

Shift + ⇑

Select previous item in list while leaving the current selection selected

Shift + a

Select all

Shift + n

Select none

Create New

Shift + t

Create a new text document

Shift + p

Create a new presentation

Shift + s

Create a new spreadsheet

Shift + d

Create a new drawing

Shift + c

Create a new collection

Go To

g then n

Access navigation panel

g then l

Access list of documents

g then c

Access collections

g then d

Access details pane

Application

/

Go to search box

d

Show/hide details pane

? or Ctrl + /

Access shortcuts help menu

 We are done with the keyboard shortcuts. If you are spending a lot of time on your Drive account, we hope that these help you. As mentioned above, anytime within Drive, if you want to take a look at the shortcuts, you can press '?'.

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