With helpful keyboard shortcuts to make managing your files much easier, Google is updating Drive on the web. Thankfully, the key combinations are quite common and correspond to contemporary file browsers, but they only function with the Chrome browser.

Ctrl C (Mac: C), Ctrl X, and Ctrl V will work on drive.google.com in instead of always using the right-click menu to perform actions on files.

As a result, you may now simply move files by cutting (Ctrl X) and pasting (Ctrl V) rather than by dragging and dropping. While this is happening, pressing Ctrl C on a document and then Ctrl Shift V while inside of a folder will create a shortcut (as marked by a curved arrow icon in Drives list view).

You may easily get a hyperlinked title by copying a file and putting it into a Google Doc or Gmail.

To examine numerous files simultaneously or to more easily organize files between two separate folder locations, use Ctrl Enter to rapidly launch a highlighted file or folder in a new tab.

This helps you save time by enabling you to copy one or more files and move them across different tabs and new locations in Drive with fewer clicks.

Google Drive shortcuts
Google Drive shortcuts
Google Drive shortcuts

These brand-new Drives keyboard shortcuts, which are only compatible with Google Chrome, are currently rolling out with full availability expected in the upcoming weeks. It is not yet live as of right now. The full list is available here .

Available to all users with personal Google Accounts and Google Workspace customers while using Google Chrome

When client-side encryption is enabled for Workspace Enterprise Plus, Education Standard, and Education Plus users, Google today rolled out has included the capability to duplicate an encrypted Doc, Sheet, or Slide:

When copies of the file are made, the encryption will still be present. With the help of this functionality, it is simpler to use existing material as a starting point for newly encrypted Docs, Sheets, or Slides.

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