Google Drive is one of the best cloud storage services on the market. The platform, however, had a very annoying problem: it didn’t offer keyboard shortcuts for copying and pasting files in the web version. Fortunately, after years of waiting, Google implemented the function this Thursday (26) – but there is a restriction.
Change is not something out of this world. However, it makes an absurd difference in everyday life: it’s about the possibility of using the classic commands Ctrl + C, Ctrl + X and Ctrl + V to copy, cut, and paste files in the web version. And of course, Mac users can also use the shortcuts ⌘ + C, ⌘ + X, and ⌘ + V in everyday life.
“This saves you time by allowing you to copy one or more files and move them to new locations in Drive and multiple tabs with fewer clicks,” they announced. Additionally, Google stated that a link to the file and its title will also be captured when making a copy. This allows files to be easily pasted into a document or email.
Google Drive gains keyboard shortcuts to create shortcuts
Other shortcuts will also be available to users. This is the case with the sequence Ctrl or ⌘ + C and Ctrl or ⌘ + Shift + V to create shortcuts . Google Drive will also allow you to open files or folders in a new tab using Ctrl or ⌘ + Enter. But the web version shortcuts are only available in Google Chrome.
According to Google, the novelty will be available to subscribers of Google Workspace and free accounts. For domains participating in the rapid release cycle, the release of the update began this Thursday (26). As for the group of scheduled releases, the feature will arrive on June 1st.
With information: Google Workspace Updates Blog