Keyboard shortcuts for Google Drive on the web

Google Drive on the web has a variety of keyboard shortcuts that you can use to accomplish different types of actions like selecting a document from a list or accessing frequently used features. Here's a current list of keyboard shortcuts that you can apply individually or combine.

Select items

Shortcut

Action

↓/j Navigate to the next item in the list
↑/k Navigate to the previous item in the list
x Select/deselect the current item
Shift + ↓/j Continue the selection/deselection to the next item
Shift + ↑/k Continue the selection/deselection to the previous item
Shift + a Select all visible items
Shift + n Clear all selections

Go to different views

Shortcut

Action

g then n Focus the navigation panel
g then f Focus the folders view
g then l Focus the items view
g then d Focus the details pane
g then t Focus the Google bar at the top of the page

Application

Shortcut

Action

?, Shift + /, or Ctrl + / Display the keyboard shortcuts pop-up
d Show/hide the details pane
/ Focus the search box

Create new Google documents, spreadsheets, and presentations

Shortcut

Action

Shift + t Create a new document
Shift + p Create a new presentation
Shift + s Create a new spreadsheet
Shift + d Create a new drawing
Shift + f Create a new folder
Shift + o Create a new form

Menus

Shortcut

Action

c Open the create menu
u Open the upload menu
a Open the more actions menu
r Open the sort menu
t Open the settings menu

Actions

Shortcut

Action

Enter or o Open the current item
n Rename the current item
. Share the selected items
z Move the selected items
s Star/unstar the current item or the selected items
p Show document preview

Mac users can replace Ctrl with the Command key (⌘ or 'Apple' key) and Alt with the Option key.