It is now possible to copy, cut or paste folders using classic PC shortcuts on Google Drive, in addition to some welcome new features. Only problem: if you do not use Chrome, impossible to take advantage of it.
Google Drive finally passes the course of copy-paste. Until now, to move files in groups, you had to open the right-click menu to be able to copy, then paste your files or use the drag drop. Not always easy when you want to go fast.
The Mountain View firm has fortunately just updated its online storage tool.
A (small) revolution
As explained in a blog post (via 9to5Google), it is now possible to cut (control + X), copy (control + C) and paste (control + V) folders as is already the case on PC. The only notable limitation: the novelty currently only works for Chrome users. If you are a Firefox or Safari user, unfortunately you will not be able to take advantage of it.
Another very interesting addition with this update, in the future, when you perform a control + C on a file and then a control + shift + v elsewhere in Drive, it will create a link rather than a duplicate. Very useful when you want to display a document or folder in several places at once.
Last point: it is now possible to open a folder or file stored on Drive in a new tab using Control + Enter. Those who are particularly fond of working by touching their mouse as little as possible will appreciate it.
Let’s add that alongside these additions, Google has also started to succeed with an option that allows you to copy encrypted Docs, Sheets or Slides.
The Google Drive update is rolling out and should be available to all users within a few weeks.
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