Google is considered as the biggest proponents of using a number of keyboard shortcuts via the web services. You can see the Gmail keyboard shortcuts as classic example of these shortcut story used by Google. This is among the most popular option for its users where they can even control Google Music with the help of these keyboard shortcuts. Hence it shouldn’t be taken as a surprise to see Google Drive coming up with a couple of keyboard shortcuts support. The Google Drive over the web has a number of keyboard shortcuts which can help you in accomplishing a wide range of actions including a document selection from any list or simply accessing a number of features which are used for frequent amount of time. The below is the updated list of keyboard shortcuts which you use them individually or via different combinations.
As you explore the ways of starting up with the Google Drive, you can certainly think of trying some of these keyboard shortcuts in order to assist you in navigating the Google Drive in a more effective and faster way. Let’s check out some of the shortcuts used to navigate the Google Drive at length.
To Navigate and select items
In order to navigate to any next item in your list, you can use the shortcut of j. For navigating to some previous item, you can use k. To select or deselect the highlighted items use x. If you want to choose next or the previous items in the list simply use the Down or Up arrow respectively. If you are interested in selecting next or previous items in some list while leaving the current item highlighted you can use the shortcut – Shift+Down Arrow or Up Arrow keys. For selecting all, you have the standard shortcut – Shift+a, and for deselecting using Shift+n would help you in getting this action done.
To create a new Google document
In order to create a new text document you simply have to use the shortcut of Shift+t, for creating some new text document trying a shortcut Shift+p could help you in doing so. If you want to create a new spreadsheet you use Shift+s, whereas for creating any new drawing Shift+d would help you. Lastly, if you are interested in creating a new folder, use the shortcut – Shift+f.
To go to different views
In order to access the navigation panel you can use the shortcut of g followed by n. for accessing the list of documents pressing the keys g and then l would suffice. If you want to access the folders simply press the keys g and then f, whereas for accessing the details pane pressing the keys g and then d would help you in getting things done.
To enter in different menus
If you want to see creating new menu use the shortcut key c, whereas for showing up the upload menu you can use the key u. Similarly, for showing up the Actions menu you can use the shortcut key a, whereas for showing up Sort menu press the key r; lastly for showing up the view menu the shortcut key v could suffice.
To take actions
In order to organize things you can use z, where to star or unstar simply use the key s. if you are interested in opening up any item, use the keys or simply press Enter key. Lastly, for sharing, you can use the. (point) key.
To access or enable features
In order to go any search box use the key /, similarly if you want to show or hide details panel use the shortcut key d. Lastly, to open up the shortcuts menu you can use the key of ?.
If you glance at these shortcuts they may appear a bit complex to remember, however, these could turn simpler as and when you start using them on a regular basis. By consuming more time over your Google Drive account by using these shortcuts could help you in navigating things in faster and instant way.