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July 18, 2014

The New Google Drive for Desktop

I just got the new Google Drive desktop interface. Google shows a small box that asks you to try the new Drive. You need to go to the Settings drop-down and click "Experience the new Drive".



Here's the welcome page with a small accessibility icon:


The new interface has a lot in common with the new desktop home screens for Docs, Slides and Sheets. All of them use the new Material Design.


Here's the contextual menu:


When you click a file, it's selected and the info pane shows more information about the file. There are no more checkboxes: click to select, double click to open.



There's an updated "new" button that lets you upload files and files, but also create new documents.


You can now resize the sidebar:


It's easier to select files: click and drag your mouse over several files or press Shift to select a range of files or press Ctrl to select non-consecutive files.


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