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Keyboard Shortcuts in Google Drive

These keyboard shortcuts in Google Drive are sure to increase your productivity! Download and print this handy poster for easy reference.
Keyboard Shortcuts in Google Drive

Embracing keyboard shortcuts in Google Drive can significantly enhance your productivity. These quick actions allow you to navigate and manage your digital classroom with increased efficiency. Here’s how to leverage the power of keyboard shortcuts in Google Drive. Print out the poster for quick reference.

Keyboard Shortcuts in Google Drive

  • Ctrl + /: View the list of keyboard shortcuts in Google Drive.
  • /: Place your cursor in the search bar of Google Drive.
  • Shift + Z: Add a document to multiple folders.
  • N: Rename the selected document.
  • S: Star or unstar the selected document.
  • D: Display the details or information pane of the selected document.
  • P: Preview the selected document.
  • . (period): Share the selected document.

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Quick Navigation

  • Ctrl + /: Instantly display all keyboard shortcuts in Google Drive, so you always have the commands you need at your fingertips.
  • /: Quickly jump to the search bar to locate files or folders with just a keystroke, making navigation a breeze.

Organizational Excellence

  • Shift + Z: Effortlessly add a document to multiple folders. This shortcut is a game-changer for multitasking educators who work with cross-curricular materials.
  • N: Rename your documents on the fly to maintain a tidy and organized Drive, crucial for managing a wide array of educational resources.

Streamlining Tasks

  • S: Star your most important documents for easy access later. This simple keystroke can help you keep track of priority files.
  • D: Open the details or information pane for your selected document without any mouse clicks, giving you quick insights and recent activity updates.

Enhanced Collaboration

  • P: Preview documents before sharing them with students or colleagues. This ensures you’re always presenting the right material.
  • . (period): Share your selected documents with others effortlessly, enhancing collaboration and sharing in your digital classroom.

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