In our district we are fortunate to have a Dashboard App which allows us to access all our favorites from one place. But what happens when that Dashboard App is not accessible. At first we sort of flounder like when the electrical power goes out and we still turn on the light switch anyway. Next, we look to our Bookmarks and hope we have saved some of our favorites there.
There is an easy way to access our favorite G Suite tools when this happens. For example, to access your Google Drive where all your files are stored in G Suite, simply enter the following into the omnibar: drive.google.com
Last week we shared the Sir Links-a-Lot Chrome Extension, which makes manipulating G Suite product URLs a quick and easy process. But, what if you are the recipient of one of those items and you don’t know for certain that you want a copy of this item? Then, manipulate the URL so that you can see it without making a copy. The process is as simple as this:
At the end of the URL is the word copy
Change that word to view
Then, if a copy of the item is desired, simply choose File and Make a copy…
The same principal works when the URL ends with preview or template/preview or export?format=pdf
So, don’t feel as if you have to clutter up your Google Drive when all you want to do is view – manipulate that URL and view to your heart’s content!