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  • How to make Google Drive your default documents folder

    Not Strictly proton, but never the less useful if you want to keep your work / backups in the cloud.

    Although the Google Drive desktop folder attempts to streamline access to your cloud storage space, it's easy to forget to save files there when it's not your default Documents folder........


    People who count on Google Drive to back up and sync their documents can create a more seamless experience by changing the default Documents folder to Google Drive. After doing so, Windows will automatically choose Google Drive as the default save location when creating new documents.

    Here's how:

    Windows: Right-click your Documents folder and select Properties. Select "Include a folder..." and locate your Google Drive folder. Then highlight Google Drive in the list above, and select "Set save location." Apply changes, and you're done.

    Next time you save a document in a program like Microsoft Word, Google Drive will be selected as the default save location.


    Mac: Open Terminal (search for it in Spotlight) and type cd Users/yourusername/Google\Drive. Hit Enter, then type ln -s ~/Documents /Documents. Hit Enter.




    try some of these keyboard shortcuts to help you navigate Google Drive a little faster: Selection
    j : navigate to and highlight next item
    k : navigate to and highlight previous item
    x : toggle selection of highlighted item
    Shift + a : select all
    Shift + n : select none
    Jumping
    g then n : go to navigation panel
    g then l : go to document list
    g then c : go to collections
    g then d : go to details pane
    Actions
    o or Enter : open item
    s : toggle star
    . : share
    z : organize
    Create new
    Shift + t : create a new text document
    Shift + s : create a new spreadsheet
    Shift + p : create a new presentation
    Shift + d : create a new drawing
    Shift + c : create a new collection
    Menus
    c : display create new menu
    u : display upload menu
    a : display actions menu
    r : display sort menu
    v : display view menu
    Applications
    / : go to search box
    d : toggle details pane
    ? : display keyboard shortcuts