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Tip of the week: How to become a master of Dropbox keyboard shortcuts


Published on April 03, 2015

When you hear that someone is “taking shortcuts” at work, it might not always be meant in the best light. But today we're encouraging you to do just that — with Dropbox keyboard shortcuts, which are a great way to reduce the amount of time you spend performing small tasks on the Dropbox website. Keyboard shortcuts are perfect for when you’re in the zone and want to minimize distractions. So in addition to the keyboard shortcuts you may already be using — like ones to switch applications on your computer, or navigate your email —  you can continue using shortcuts once you get to the Dropbox website, and stay in your flow. You can try them out for yourself right now. On the Dropbox website, use the up and down arrows to select items in your Dropbox, and the right arrow to open a folder. The enter key will show a file preview (where you can open or download the file), and you can rename any file by hitting F2. If you need to search for something, hit the forward slash key, and you can immediately start typing in the search field. And of course, there’s a keyboard shortcut that will show you the full list of keyboard shortcuts: just type a question mark, and they’ll pop right up. To learn more shortcuts, visit this Help Center article.