Google Drive Shortcut Key

 Navigation and Views

Sr.No

Shortcut Key

Description

01

g then n or g then f

Go to navigation panel (the folders list)

02

g then l

Go to items view

03

v

Toggle grid view and list view

04

g then d

Go to details pane

05

g then t

Go to top of application

06

g then a

Go to download status

07

g then u

Go to upload status

08

d

Go to upload status

09

i

Show or hide the activity pane

 Item Selection

Sr.No

Shortcut Key

Description

01

x

Select or deselect item

02

j or down

Select next item down

03

k or up

Select next item up

04

h or left

Select next item to the left

05

l or right

Select next item to the right

06

shift+up/down/left/right

Expand selection up/down/left/right

07

ctrl+up/down/left/right

Move focus up/down/left/right without changing selection

08

shift+a

Select all visible items

09

shift+n

Select none (clear selection)

 Item Actions

Sr.No

Shortcut Key

Description

01

o or enter

Open selected item

02

n

Rename selected item

03

.

Share selected item

04

z

Move selected item to folder

05

shift+z

Add selected item to folder (Note: items can appear in more than one folder at once in Google Drive)

06

s

Star or unstar selected item

07

#

Remove selected item

08

ctrl+z

Undo last action

09

ctrl+shift+z

Redo last action

 Create New Items

Sr.No

Shortcut Key

Description

01

shift+t

Create new document

02

shift+p

Create new presentation

03

shift+s

Create new spreadsheet

04

shift+d

Create new drawing

05

shift+f

Create new folder

06

shift+o

Create new form

 Open Menus

Sr.No

Shortcut Key

Description

01

c

Open create menu

02

a

Open actions menu

03

f

Open folder menu

04

r

Open sort menu

05

t

Open settings menu

 Application Actions

Sr.No

Shortcut Key

Description

01

?

Display keyboard shortcuts list

02

q then q

Cycle through visual density options (row height and element spacing)

03

m

Show last message

04

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