Create Desktop Shortcut for Google Docs Documents

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Create Desktop Shortcut for Google Docs Documents

Post#1 » Mon Mar 24, 2014 5:09 am

How to Quickly Create New Google Documents with a Shortcut or Hotkey
Create Desktop Shortcut for Google Docs Documents

Start by clicking anywhere on the desktop, and choosing New -> Shortcut from the context menu.

Now you’ll want to paste in the full URL for creating a new document in Google Docs, Spreadsheets, or Presentations into the Location box, and then give it an appropriate name. If you’re using standard Google Docs, you’ll be using one of the following URLs:

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If you’re using Google Apps, you’ll want to use one of these URLs, replacing YOURDOMAIN with the actual name of your domain—you’ll probably notice that these URLs have HTTPS, which you can choose to use, or not.

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Make sure that you’ve created the shortcuts that you want, and named them correctly, so we can add some nice icons.
Assign an Appropriate Icon and a Hotkey

To change the shortcut, just right-click on it and use Properties from the context menu, then flip over to the Web Document tab if you’re not already there. From here, you can customize the shortcut key to something that you’d like, and assign a different icon.

If you want some good icons that match, you can download this set of Google Docs icons from Softpedia, which will make your resulting shortcuts look like this:

It’s important to note that if you want the shortcut keys to work for these shortcuts, you’ll need to either have the shortcut on your desktop or in the Start Menu—the hotkeys just don’t work elsewhere.

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