Keyboard shortcuts for Google Drive on the web

Use keyboard shortcuts in Google Drive to navigate, select, and edit.

Note: Some shortcuts might not work for all languages or keyboards.

Below, you'll find a list of keyboard shortcuts for Google Drive on the web.

To display the keyboard shortcut list in Google Drive, press Ctrl + / (Windows and Chrome OS) or command + / (Mac).

Important: Google Drive has updated keyboard shortcuts to make it easier to navigate using first letters navigation. The shortcuts will be updated for everyone on August 1, 2024, but you can choose to get them sooner in your Drive settings:

  1. In Google Drive, press t to open the Settings menu, then press arrow down to "Keyboard shortcuts" and press enter. A notification displays.
  2. Press Tab to get to "Update now," then press enter.

Use the table below to see the old and new shortcuts for Windows/ChromeOS and Mac OS.

Shortcut description Old shortcut New Windows/ ChromeOS shortcut New MacOS shortcut

Navigation and views

Go to navigation panel (folders list) g then n
g then f
alt + g then n
alt + g then f
option + g then n
option + g then f
Go to items view g then l alt + g then i option + g then i
Switch between grid and list in items view v alt + v then l option + v then l
Go to page content g then c alt + g then c option + g then c
Go to details pane g then d alt + g then d option + g then d
Go to top of application (Google bar) g then t alt + g then t option + g then t
Go to download status g then a alt + g then a option + g then a
Go to upload status g then u alt + g then u option + g then u
Show or hide approvals pane e alt + v then e option + v then e
Show or hide details pane d alt + v then d option + v then d
Show or hide activity pane i alt + v then a option + v then a

 

Shortcut description Old shortcut New Windows/ ChromeOS shortcut New MacOS shortcut

Select items

Select or deselect item x shift + space shift + space
Select next item down j
down arrow
down arrow down arrow
Select next item up k
up arrow
up arrow up arrow
Select next item to the left h
left arrow
left arrow left arrow
Select next item to the right l
right arrow
right arrow right arrow
Extend selection down shift + down arrow shift + down arrow shift + down arrow
Extend selection up shift + up arrow shift + up arrow shift + up arrow
Extend selection left shift + left arrow shift + left arrow shift + left arrow
Extend selection right shift + right arrow shift + right arrow shift + right arrow
Select all visible items shift + a ctrl + a command + a
Clear all selections shift + n esc esc

 

Shortcut description Old shortcut New Windows/ ChromeOS shortcut New MacOS shortcut

Move between items

Move down without changing selection

ctrl + down arrow (Windows and Chrome OS)

command + down arrow (Mac)
ctrl + down arrow command + down arrow
Move up without changing selection

ctrl + up arrow
(Windows and Chrome OS)

command + up arrow (Mac)
ctrl + up arrow command + up arrow
Move left without changing selection

ctrl + left arrow
(Windows and Chrome OS)

command + left arrow (Mac)
ctrl + left arrow command + left arrow
Move right without changing selection

ctrl + right arrow
(Windows and Chrome OS)

command + right arrow (Mac
ctrl + right arrow command + right arrow

 

Shortcut description Old shortcut New Windows/ ChromeOS shortcut New MacOS shortcut

Take action on selected items

Open selected items enter
o
enter enter
Open selected items in new tab

ctrl + enter (Windows and Chrome OS)

command + return (Mac)


ctrl + enter

command + enter
Rename selected items n

F2

F2

Share selected items . (dot) ctrl + alt + a command + option + a
Move selected items to new folder z ctrl + alt + m command + option + m
Star or unstar selected items s ctrl + alt + s command + option + s

Create shortcuts to selected items

shift + z ctrl + alt + r command + option + r
Remove selected items

# or alt + backspace (Chrome OS)

# or delete (Windows)

# or Fn + delete (Mac)
delete or # delete or #
Copy selected item URLs to the clipboard

ctrl + c (Windows and Chrome OS)

command + c (Mac)

ctrl + alt + l command + option + l
Copy selected item titles to the clipboard

ctrl + shift + c (Windows and Chrome OS)

command + shift + c (Mac)
ctrl + shift + c command + shift + c
Cut selected items to the clipboard

ctrl + x (Windows and Chrome OS)

command + x (Mac)

ctrl + x command + x
Paste items from the clipboard as a shortcut

ctrl + shift + v (Windows and Chrome OS)

command + shift + v (Mac)

ctrl + shift + v command + shift + v
Paste selected items from the clipboard
or move selected items from the clipboard

ctrl + v (Windows and Chrome OS)

command + v (Mac)

ctrl + shift + v command + shift + v
Create a shortcut for the selected item

ctrl + shift + v (Windows and Chrome OS)

command + shift + v (Mac)

ctrl + alt + r command + option + r
Redo last undone action

ctrl + shift + z (Windows and Chrome OS)

command + shift + z (Mac)

ctrl + y command + y
Upload file shift + u alt + c then u control + c then u
Upload folder shift + i alt + c then i control + c then i

 

Shortcut description Old shortcut New Windows/ ChromeOS shortcut New MacOS shortcut

Create new items

Document shift + t alt + c then t control + c then t
Presentation shift + p alt + c then p control + c then p
Spreadsheet shift + s alt + c then s control + c then s
Drawing shift + d alt + c then d control + c then d
Folder shift + f alt + c then f control + c then f
Form shift + o alt + c then o control + c then o

 

Shortcut description Old shortcut New Windows/ ChromeOS shortcut New MacOS shortcut

Open menus

Create menu c alt + n control + n
More actions menu a

shift + F10

alt + a

shift + F10

control + a

Current folder actions menu f alt + shift + a control + shift + a
Sort menu r alt + r control + r
Settings menu t control + shift + s command + shift + s

 

Shortcut description Old shortcut New Windows/ ChromeOS shortcut New MacOS shortcut

Application actions

Display keyboard shortcuts list

shift + /

ctrl + / (Windows and Chrome OS)

command + / (Mac)

ctrl + / command + /
Choose next visual density
(row height and element spacing for list view)
q then q alt + t then q control + t then q
Find/find next

ctrl + f (Windows and Chrome OS)

command + f (Mac)

ctrl + f command + f
Print

ctrl + p (Windows and Chrome OS)

command + p (Mac)

ctrl + p command + p
Undo last action

ctrl + z (Windows and Chrome OS)

command + z (Mac)

ctrl + z command + z
Redo last undone action

ctrl + shift + z (Windows and Chrome OS)

command + Shift + z (Mac)

ctrl + y command + y
Show last message m alt + g then k option + g then k
Search your Drive / / /

 

Shortcut description Old shortcut New Windows/ ChromeOS shortcut New MacOS shortcut

Preview mode actions

Preview items p ctrl + alt + p command + option + p
Close esc esc esc
Play/pause space space space
Zoom in + or = + or = + or =
Zoom out - - -
Search
Clear search
Close search
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