Google is rolling out a variety of useful keyboard shortcuts to Drive on the web. The new shortcuts will help users organize their files more easily while saving time. The key combos are pretty standard and align with modern file browsers. However, the newly introduced keyboard shortcuts for the Google Drive can only be used in the Chrome browser.
New Keyboard Shortcuts For Google Drive On Web
You can now use the standard keyboard shortcuts to copy, cut, and paste Google Drive files in your Chrome browser. The search giant says that this saves you time by allowing you to copy one or more files and move them to new locations in the Drive, and across multiple tabs, with fewer clicks.
You can now cut (Ctrl + X) and paste (Ctrl + V) to easily move files instead of having to drag-and-drop. If you want to organize files in multiple locations without necessarily creating duplicate files, you can use Ctrl + C on a document and then Ctrl + Shift + V while in a folder to create a shortcut. It will be marked by a curved arrow icon in Drive’s list view.
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Additionally, copying a file and pasting it into a Google Doc or Gmail will very conveniently give you a hyperlinked title. Lastly, Ctrl + Enter shortcut quickly opens a highlighted file or folder in a new tab. Google explains that it will allow you to “easily view multiple files at once, or use different tabs to more easily organize files between two different folder locations”.
The new shortcuts are currently available to all Google Workspace customers and users with personal Google Accounts when using Google Chrome. The full list of shortcuts is available here.
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