Google Drive Keyboard shortcuts

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Google Drive


Google Drive is Google’s cloud storage service that offers free storage along with an option to purchase more storage in the premium subscriptions. This cloud storage service allows users to store their important files on Google’s cloud which will be there for always. Users will be accessing those files from anywhere using the web or mobile apps.

For quicker navigation and actions on desktop and laptop, Google has also added keyboard shorts. If you learn these keyboard shortcuts, you will be able to perform several actions faster. On this page, I am listing Google Drive keyboard shortcuts for Windows, Chrome OS, and macOS.

Navigation and views
Go to navigation panel (folders list)g then n
g then f
Go to items viewg then l
Switch between grid and list in items viewv
Go to details paneg then d
Go to top of application (Google bar)g then t
Go to download statusg then a
Go to upload statusg then u
Show or hide details paned
Show or hide activity panei
Select items
Select or deselect an itemx
Select next item downj
Down arrow
Select next item upk
Up arrow
Select the next item to the lefth
Left arrow
Select the next item to the rightl
Right arrow
Extend selection downShift + Down arrow
Extend selection upShift + Up arrow
Extend selection leftShift + Left arrow
Extend selection rightShift + Right arrow
Select all visible itemsShift + a
Clear all selectionsShift + n
Move between items
Move down without changing selectionCtrl + Down arrow (Chrome OS, Windows)
⌘ + Down arrow (Mac)
Move up without changing selectionCtrl + Up arrow (Chrome OS, Windows)
⌘ + Up arrow (Mac)
Move left without changing selectionCtrl + Left arrow (Chrome OS, Windows)
⌘ + Left arrow (Mac)
Move right without changing selectionCtrl + Right arrow (Chrome OS, Windows)
⌘ + Right arrow (Mac)
Take action on selected items
Open selected itemEnter
Rename selected itemn
Share selected items. (dot)
Move selected items to a new folderz
Star or unstar selected itemss
Add selected folder to another folder

Create shortcuts to selected items

Shift + z
Remove selected items# or Alt + Backspace (Chrome OS)
# or Delete (Windows)
# or Fn + Delete (Mac)
Undo the last actionCtrl + z (Chrome OS, Windows)
⌘ + z (Mac)
Redo last undone actionCtrl + Shift + z (Chrome OS, Windows)
⌘ + Shift + z (Mac)
Create new items
DocumentShift + t
PresentationShift + p
SpreadsheetShift + s
DrawingShift + d
FolderShift + f
FormShift + o
Open menus
Create menuc
More actions menua
Current folder actions menuf
Sort menur
Settings menut
Application actions
Display keyboard shortcuts listShift + /
Ctrl + / (Chrome OS, Windows)
⌘ + / (Mac)
Choose next visual density
(row height and element spacing for list view)
q then q
Find/find nextCtrl + f (Chrome OS, Windows)
⌘ + f (Mac)
PrintCtrl + p (Chrome OS, Windows)
⌘ + p (Mac)
Show last messagem
Search your Drive/
Preview mode actions
Zoom in+ or =
Zoom out