Google Drive Keyboard shortcuts


Google has just launched its new cloud storage service Google Drive. This cloud storage service will allow users to store their important files on the Google’s cloud which will be there for always. Users will be access those files from anywhere.

Google always take care of users so it adds keyboard navigation to all its service. It also added keyboard navigation in Google Drive too. Using keyboard allow users to navigate fast and work better. See the list of keyboard shortcuts for Google Drive.


j : navigate to and highlight next item
k : navigate to and highlight previous item
x : toggle selection of highlighted item
Shift + a : select all
Shift + n : select none


g then n : go to navigation panel
g then l : go to document list
g then c : go to collections
g then d : go to details pane


o or Enter : open item
s : toggle star
. : share
z : organize

Create new

Shift + t : create a new text document
Shift + s : create a new spreadsheet
Shift + p : create a new presentation
Shift + d : create a new drawing
Shift + c : create a new collection


c : display create new menu
u : display upload menu
a : display actions menu
r : display sort menu
v : display view menu


/ : go to search box
d : toggle details pane
? : display keyboard shortcuts