Google Drive will now allow users to cut, copy and paste using standard keyboard shortcuts when using Google’s cloud storage service. Many users much appreciate the latest update in Google Drive. But unfortunately, the feature will only be available in the Google Chrome browser and its derivatives. Hence, users using browsers other than Chrome like Firefox will not get this significant new Google Drive update.
Here’s how to cut, copy and paste in Google Drive
Users with a Windows PC can use Ctrl+C to copy, Ctrl+V to paste, and Ctrl+ X to cut files in Google Drive. And for Mac users, all they need to do is replace the Ctrl with the Command key.
Furthermore, users can use any file or group of files and apply these shortcuts to move their files to a different directory in the Drive. The URL and title for a copied file will automatically get stored in the user’s clipboard. And users will be able to share a document’s title and link with others when they paste it into Google Docs or Mail.
Google Drive has also launched a keyboard shortcut to enable users to create a shortcut to a file. Hence, users can keep the same document in different folders by creating shortcuts in all of them. Consequently, users can avoid making multiple copies of the same file and losing track of any edits. Here’s how to create a shortcut for a file –
- Users need to select the file and copy it by Ctrl+C (Windows) or Command+C (Mac).
- After that, users need to press Ctrl+Shift+C or Command+Shift+C to create a shortcut.
Additionally, Google Drive allows users to select multiple blocks of texts simultaneously to speed up formatting. They need to press and hold Ctrl to select different text on Windows. And on Mac, they can press and hold Command to select blocks of text.
Lastly, users can also quickly open multiple files or folders in new tabs. First, they must select all the files/folders they want to open. And secondly, press Ctrl+Enter (Windows) or Command+Enter (Mac). As a result, all the selected files and folders will open in new tabs.