Access Smartbar features in the Google Drive file preview

When you open a file in the Google Drive file preview, you can access Smartbar features.

Access the Smartbar menu in the file preview
Options available in the Smartbar menu in the file preview


Access the Smartbar menu in the file preview

The Smartbar menu is available when you open the file preview in the current tab or in a new tab.

Open the file preview in the current tab

To open the file preview in the current tab:

  • double-click a file in Google Drive (non-Google files only)
  • select a file in Google Drive and press the Preview button in the toolbar
  • select a file in Google Drive and press p on your keyboard

Open the file preview a new tab

To open the file preview in a new tab:

  • in a Google Drive file preview, open the More Actions menu and select Open in new window

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  • in the AODocs interface, select a non-Google attachment of a document, open the More Actions menu and select Open in a new tab

Tip: You can also use the Pop-out button in the top right of the screen.

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The Smartbar menu in the Google Drive file preview is shown below:

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The Smartbar menu is not available in the Google Drive file preview:

  • from Gmail — the Smartbar menu isn't displayed when you press the thumbnail of a file or when you access a file via its Gmail file preview URL
  • if you select more than one file in Google Drive — the Smartbar menu displays No action available because it doesn't make sense to preview two files at once

Notes:
- If you use the navigation buttons in the Google Drive file preview, the Smartbar menu is no longer accessible.
- You can access the file preview and use the Smartbar features directly from grid mode in Google Drive. Learn more: Switch from grid view to list view in Google Drive.


Options available in the Smartbar menu in the file preview

The Smartbar menu in Google Drive file preview provides access to the following features:

Learn more: Display and edit file properties from Google Drive

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