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New Google Drive Interface
Posted by Jon Mark on 25 July 2014 09:54 AM

New Google Drive Interface

There is a new interface for google drive that is more icon driven then the old minimalist text driven interface. This is the same look as you will see on mobile devices. This includes a few new features that may be interesting to check out.

Watch the video at the following link to learn more about the new Drive interface: 

mouse commands

  • You may now click and drag to select more than one folder or file, shift-click, and ctrl-click the same as if you were in a computer.
  • Single left click: will select the document. On the right hand panel is a details and activity tab. The options you would have had with right click are available above in the menu bar.
  • Double click: will open the document
  • Right-click: will open a list of options


Details panel

  • toggle this panel with the  in the top right hand corner
  • You can see the details of this file or folder in the tab.
    • Quota used is the amount of space this particular folder or file uses of your total quota'
    • Location refers to the most folder older immediate 
  • At the bottom you may add a description. It will only be viewable in the details tab
  • To the right of details is an activity tab, which shows changes made by yourself and others.

Drive Layout

  • You may toggle between a list and grid view just like in mobile apps by clicking on list view/grid view icons at the top right hand of screen
  • Press  to switch to list view
  • Press  to switch to grid view
  • Press 


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