Google Drive shortcuts that will 10x your productivity

We all know that Google Drive is a great platform for keeping your files organized and accessible from anywhere. Like most people, you must use Google Drive almost daily to share & store files. But did you know that there are keyboard shortcuts that can make your Google Drive experience 10 times more productive?

Most of us are familiar with the basic keyboard shortcuts that make our lives easier when using computers. But did you know that there are keyboard shortcuts specifically for Google Drive? These can come in handy whether you’re working on a collaborative project or just want to save time when you’re working on your own. At Patronum, we’ve compiled a list of the most useful keyboard shortcuts for Google Drive on the web.

Navigation and views
Go to navigation panel (folders list)g then ng then f
Go to items viewg then l
Switch between grid and list in items viewv
Go to details paneg then d
Go to top of application (Google bar)g then t
Go to download statusg then a
Go to upload statusg then u
Show or hide details paned
Show or hide activity panei

Google Drive
Select items
Select or deselect itemx
Select next item downjDown arrow
Select next item upkUp arrow
Select next item to the lefthLeft arrow
Select next item to the rightlRight arrow
Extend selection downShift + Down arrow
Extend selection upShift + Up arrow
Extend selection leftShift + Left arrow
Extend selection rightShift + Right arrow
Select all visible itemsShift + a
Clear all selectionsShift + n
Move between items
Move down without changing selectionCtrl + Down arrow (Chrome OS, Windows)⌘ + Down arrow (Mac)
Move up without changing selectionCtrl + Up arrow (Chrome OS, Windows)⌘ + Up arrow (Mac)
Move left without changing selectionCtrl + Left arrow (Chrome OS, Windows)⌘ + Left arrow (Mac)
Move right without changing selectionCtrl + Right arrow (Chrome OS, Windows)⌘ + Right arrow (Mac)
Take action on selected items
Open selected itemEntero
Rename selected itemn
Share selected items. (dot)
Move selected items to new folderz
Star or unstar selected itemss
Create shortcuts to selected itemsShift + z
Remove selected items# or Alt + Backspace (Chrome OS)# or Delete (Windows)# or Fn + Delete (Mac)
Undo last actionCtrl + z (Chrome OS, Windows)⌘ + z (Mac)
Redo last undone actionCtrl + Shift + z (Chrome OS, Windows)⌘ + Shift + z (Mac)
Copy an item URL to the clipboardCtrl + c (Windows)⌘ + c (Mac)
Copy an item title to the clipboardCtrl + Shift + c (Windows)⌘ + Shift + c (Mac)
Cut an item to the clipboardCtrl + x (Windows)⌘ + x (Mac)
Paste an item from the clipboardor move an item from the clipboardCtrl + v (Windows)⌘ + v (Mac)
Create an item shortcut within DriveCtrl + Shift + v (Windows)⌘ + Shift + v (Mac)
Open an item in new tabCtrl + Enter (Windows)⌘ + Return (Mac)
Create new items
DocumentShift + t
PresentationShift + p
SpreadsheetShift + s
DrawingShift + d
FolderShift + f
FormShift + o
Open menus
Create menuc
More actions menua
Current folder actions menuf
Sort menur
Settings menut
Application actions
Display keyboard shortcuts listShift + /Ctrl + / (Chrome OS, Windows)⌘ + / (Mac)
Choose next visual density(row height and element spacing for list view)q then q
Find/find nextCtrl + f (Chrome OS, Windows)⌘ + f (Mac)
PrintCtrl + p (Chrome OS, Windows)⌘ + p (Mac)
Show last messagem
Search your Drive/
Preview mode actions
Play/pause Space
Zoom in+ or =
Zoom out

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