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 + / (Chrome OS, Windows) or + / (Mac).

Navigation and views

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

Select items

Select or deselect item x
Select next item down j
Down arrow
Select next item up k
Up arrow
Select next item to the left h
Left arrow
Select next item to the right l
Right arrow
Extend selection down Shift + Down arrow
Extend selection up Shift + Up arrow
Extend selection left Shift + Left arrow
Extend selection right Shift + Right arrow
Select all visible items Shift + a
Clear all selections Shift + n

Move between items

Move down without changing selection Ctrl + Down arrow (Chrome OS, Windows)
⌘ + Down arrow (Mac)
Move up without changing selection Ctrl + Up arrow (Chrome OS, Windows)
⌘ + Up arrow (Mac)
Move left without changing selection Ctrl + Left arrow (Chrome OS, Windows)
⌘ + Left arrow (Mac)
Move right without changing selection Ctrl + Right arrow (Chrome OS, Windows)
⌘ + Right arrow (Mac)

Take action on selected items

Open selected items Enter
Open selected items in new tab Ctrl + Enter (Chrome OS, Windows)
+ Return (Mac)
Rename selected items n
Share selected items . (dot)
Move selected items to new folder z
Star or unstar selected items s

Create shortcuts to selected items

Shift + z
Remove selected items # or Alt + Backspace (Chrome OS)
# or Delete (Windows)
# or Fn + Delete (Mac)
Copy selected item URLs to the clipboard Ctrl + c (Chrome OS, Windows)
+ c (Mac)
Copy selected item titles to the clipboard Ctrl + Shift + c (Chrome OS, Windows)
+ Shift + c (Mac)
Cut selected items to the clipboard Ctrl + x (Chrome OS, Windows)
+ x (Mac)
Paste selected items from the clipboard
or move selected items from the clipboard
Ctrl + v (Chrome OS, Windows)
v (Mac)
Create selected items shortcut within Drive Ctrl + Shift + v (Chrome OS, Windows)
+ Shift + v (Mac)

Create new items

Document Shift + t
Presentation Shift + p
Spreadsheet Shift + s
Drawing Shift + d
Folder Shift + f
Form Shift + o

Open menus

Create menu c
More actions menu a
Current folder actions menu f
Sort menu r
Settings menu t

Application actions

Display keyboard shortcuts list Shift + /
Ctrl + / (Chrome OS, Windows)
⌘ + / (Mac)
Choose next visual density
(row height and element spacing for list view)
q then q
Find/find next Ctrl + f (Chrome OS, Windows)
⌘ + f (Mac)
Print Ctrl + p (Chrome OS, Windows)
⌘ + p (Mac)
Undo last action Ctrl + z (Chrome OS, Windows)
⌘ + z (Mac)
Redo last undone action Ctrl + Shift + z (Chrome OS, Windows)
⌘ + Shift + z (Mac)
Show last message m
Search your Drive /

Preview mode actions

Turn preview mode on or off p
Close Esc
Play/pause Space
Zoom in + or =
Zoom out -
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