Keyboard shortcuts for Google Drive on the web

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
Shift + j
Extend selection up Shift + Up arrow
Shift + k
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 item Enter
Rename selected item n
Share selected items . (dot)
Move selected items to new folder z
Add selected items to an additional folder Shift + z
Star or unstar selected items s
Remove selected items # or Alt + Backspace (Chrome OS)
# or Delete (Windows)
# or Fn + Delete (Mac)
Undo last action Ctrl + z (Chrome OS, Windows)
⌘ + z (Mac)
Redo last undone action Ctrl + Shift + z (Chrome OS, Windows)
⌘ + Shift + z (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)
q then q
Show last message m
Search your Drive /

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