πŸ™ Feedbacks needed πŸ™ --- Google Drive integration with the quick-switch


(Alexandre Lacheze) #1

Hi community! :wave:

We recently released a deep integration between Google Drive and the Quick-Switch that allows you to quickly switch to a Google Drive Documents or Sheet from anywhere on Station.

Here is what it looks like in my case:

We’d like to know what you think about it:

Is it working for you?
Are the results relevant?
Are you using it?
When answering, please let us know your OS and Station version and don’t hesitate to include screenshots.

:pray:


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(Keith Schacht) #2

I was looking back and just realized I had posted this in the wrong place so re-posting on the proper thread. Also, my post was so long :slight_smile: here is the TL;DR:

  1. Make it possible to close an open (google doc) tab with the keyboard: Cmd+W
  2. Let me switch between multiple google docs with the keyboard: Cmd+[ whatever number is google docs ]

This new feature has been awesome (quick switch w/ google docs). It’s now making me really want to be able to switch between open google docs using the keyboard.

Cmd+[1-9] is such a powerful shortcut. My recommendation for switching between tabs within an app is to make it work just like Cmd+Tab does on Mac. For example:

Cmd+6 takes me to my Google Drive, it shows me whichever doc I was most recently viewing.
Now, imagine I press Cmd+6 again while already viewing Google Drive. This should toggle to the second-most-recent doc I was viewing.
If I press Cmd+6 then let go of 6 but keep holding Cmd it shows me the flyout of all the open docs, I can press 6 over and over again while holding Cmd and it will cycle through them. When I let go of Cmd it selects it.

Just like Cmd+Tab. The key with Cmd+Tab is that once you’ve selected a new app, your previous app becomes the second-most recent. This way Cmd+Tab lets you always conveniently cycle between your last two apps. Likewise, Cmd+6 would let me always cycle between my two most recent docs.

Anyway, just a suggestion to take this feature to the next level! This seems to matter more for Google Drive than any other app because it’s the app where you inevitably end up with lots of open sub-tabs.

Oh, I also want to be able to close an open Station app tab with keyboard shortcut. You should also support this with Cmd+W. This would close the current open app, and likewise you could support this with the Cmd+6 cycling. I do this all the time with Cmd+Tab. For example, when I want to close a bunch of running Mac programs I press Cmd+Tab, let go of Tab but hold Cmd. Tab through a couple times to get to the right app but I still don’t let go of Cmd, instead I tap Q and it closes the app. It’s awesome to be able to close a bunch of Mac apps without needing to switch to them, likewise for closing a bunch of Station Google Drive tabs.



(DevBytes) #4

I really like this feature, Saves me a lot of time when searching for a document on 3 different drives at once.


(Keith Schacht) #5

The issue I’m facing is:

I hover over the Google Drive icon and the list of open docs appears there (I usually have a 8-12 docs). I look through the list and don’t find the doc I’m looking for so I type Cmd+T. My cursor is still hovering over the list of google docs and the quick switch window appears beneath the list of google docs so you can’t see it.


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