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Most of us know at least some basic keyboard shortcuts. Ctrl + C to copy, Ctrl + V to paste and the infamous Ctrl + Alt + Delete if all goes wrong.
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There are more ways to get to work than just a few keystrokes. If you use Google Docs, Spreadsheets and Calendar, here’s a smart and fast way to create new files and events without clicking menus.
Use Google shortcuts to create new files
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But if you use Google Docs, you need to know the trick. The same goes for opening Google’s new spreadsheet, Google’s Excel version.
A similar shortcut opens your Google Calendar with a new blank calendar entry that you can fill out, which is faster than browsing the calendar itself or Google Drive.
Here’s how it works
First, make sure you’re signed in to your Google Account. Now open your browser. Enter the type of file you want to create, along with “.new” in the browser’s URL bar.
For example, you can open a Google document by typing “document.new“or calendar entry by typing”кал.новы».
Here is a handy list for reference. You can use any of the following shortcuts for each application:
- Google Docs: document.new, docs.new, doc.new
- Google Spreadsheets: spreadsheet.new, sheets.new, sheet.new
- Google Slides: presentation.new, slides.new, slide.new
- Google Forms: forms.new, form.new
- Google Keep: keep.new, notes.new, note.new
- Google Calendar: meeting.new, cal.new
- Google Meeting: meet.new
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While you are at it
If you use Google Docs, chances are you’re also using Gmail, Chrome, and other Google products. Do yourself a favor and read these instructions to block your browser and erase personal data from the Internet.
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