This Hidden Google Shortcut Will Save You Time Every Single Day

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Most of us know at least a few basic keyboard shortcuts. Ctrl + C to copy, Ctrl + V to paste, and the infamous Ctrl + Alt + Delete when things don’t go so well.

That’s not all. You can use the keyboard to paste text without the original messy formatting, take screenshots, and create virtual desktops to keep work and life separate. Tap or click here to open seven shortcuts to help you save even more time..

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There are more ways to move on to chasing multiple keystrokes. If you’re using Docs, Sheets, and Google Calendar, here’s a smart and quick way to create new files and events without clicking menus.

Use Google shortcuts to create new files

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But if you’re using Google Docs, there’s one trick you need to know. The same goes for opening a new Google Spreadsheet, Google’s version of Excel.

A similar shortcut opens your Google Calendar with a new empty calendar entry that you have to fill in, which is faster than browsing the calendar itself or Google Drive.

BERLIN, GERMANY - APRIL 22: Google Drive file hosting logo displayed on smartphone display on April 22, 2020 in Berlin, Germany.  (Photo by Thomas Truchel/Photothek via Getty Images)

BERLIN, GERMANY – APRIL 22: Google Drive file hosting logo displayed on smartphone display on April 22, 2020 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Thomas Truchel/Photothek via Getty Images)

here’s how it works

First, make sure you’re signed into your Google account. Now open a browser. Enter the type of file you want to create along with “.new” in your browser’s address bar.

For example, you can open a Google Doc by typing “document.new“or calendar entry by typing”cal.new. ”

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 Sheets: Spreadsheets.new, Sheets.new, Sheet.new
  • Google Slides: presentation.new, slides.new, slide.new
  • Google Forms: form.new, form.new
  • Google Keep: keep.new, notes.new, note.new
  • Google Calendar: Meeting.new, Cal.New
  • Google Meeting: meeting.new

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While you are in it

If you use Google Docs, there’s a good chance you also use Gmail, Chrome, and other Google products. Do yourself a favor and check out these guides to block your browser and wipe your personal data from the internet.

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The Google logo is displayed at Google headquarters on September 2, 2015 in Mountain View, California.

The Google logo is displayed at Google headquarters on September 2, 2015 in Mountain View, California.
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