Keyboard shortcuts are combinations of two or more keys that you can use to perform a task that would typically require a mouse or other pointing device. An example of a keyboard shortcut is pressing ctrl and S together on a Microsoft Word document to save your work. For those Google Drive power users out there, here is a list of keyboard shortcuts for Google Drive on the web. Note that these do not apply for Google Drive on tablets or phones.

To display the keyboard shortcut list in Google Drive, press Ctrl + / (Chrome OS, Windows) or + / (Mac).

Navigation and views

Go to navigation panel (folders list) g then n
g then f
Go to items view g then l
Switch between grid and list in items view v
Go to details pane g then d
Go to top of application (Google bar) g then t
Go to download status g then a
Go to upload status g then u
Show or hide details pane d
Show or hide activity pane i

Select items

Select or deselect item x
Select next item down j
Down arrow
Select next item up k
Up arrow
Select next item to the left h
Left arrow
Select next item to the right l
Right arrow
Extend selection down Shift + Down arrow
Shift + j
Extend selection up Shift + Up arrow
Shift + k
Extend selection left Shift + Left arrow
Extend selection right Shift + Right arrow
Select all visible items Shift + a
Clear all selections Shift + n

Move between items

Move down without changing selection Ctrl + Down arrow (Chrome OS, Windows)
⌘ + Down arrow (Mac)
Move up without changing selection Ctrl + Up arrow (Chrome OS, Windows)
⌘ + Up arrow (Mac)
Move left without changing selection Ctrl + Left arrow (Chrome OS, Windows)
⌘ + Left arrow (Mac)
Move right without changing selection Ctrl + Right arrow (Chrome OS, Windows)
⌘ + Right arrow (Mac)

Take action on selected items

Open selected item Enter
Rename selected item n
Share selected items . (dot)
Move selected items to new folder z
Add selected items to an additional folder Shift + z
Star or unstar selected items s
Remove selected items # or Alt + Backspace (Chrome OS)
# or Delete (Windows)
# or Fn + Delete (Mac)
Undo last action Ctrl + z (Chrome OS, Windows)
⌘ + z (Mac)
Redo last undone action Ctrl + Shift + z (Chrome OS, Windows)
⌘ + Shift + z (Mac)

Create new items

Document Shift + t
Presentation Shift + p
Spreadsheet Shift + s
Drawing Shift + d
Folder Shift + f
Form Shift + o

Open menus

Create menu c
More actions menu a
Current folder actions menu f
Sort menu r
Settings menu t

Application actions

Display keyboard shortcuts list Shift + /
Ctrl + / (Chrome OS, Windows)
⌘ + / (Mac)
Choose next visual density
(row height and element spacing)
q then q
Show last message m
Search your Drive /


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