3

In Google Drive on the web, when looking at a folder that contains many files like images or audio files, I want to be able to click or cmd-click many files in the list and have them open in new tabs in the background (i.e. don't immediately switch to the new tab). Is there some way I can achieve this with settings or an add-on for Firefox and/or Chrome?

Current behavior requires opening the file in a modal window in the same tab, clicking the three-dots menu on the top-right, and selecting "open in new tab". This is cumbersome when going through many files.

open in new window workflow

I am not trying to download each of them, but rather have them open in a new tab so that I can get the URL or review the contents later.

See this Google Drive Help thread for the same request.

1 Answer 1

3

Answer originally posted at https://www.reddit.com/r/chrome/comments/kp6p35/open_google_drive_filesfolders_in_new_tab/ Jan 2, 2021. Use Ctrl / ⌘ + Shift + Left Click (New Tab). I verified that this works with PDFs which have the same annoying issue of not automatically opening in a new tab like all Google Docs / Sheets / Forms, etc.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.