How to use Dropbox faster with keyboard shortcuts

Updated Nov 20, 2023

Keyboard shortcuts help you use Dropbox faster. Keyboard shortcuts are available on

On, click Files and press the ? key (question mark) to access the full keyboard shortcut menu. You can do the following actions using keyboard shortcuts.

  • Move between files or folders:  or  (up and down arrow keys)
  • Open a file or folder: Enter (enter or return key)
  • Search files and folders: / (forward slash key)
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Note: Keyboard shortcuts will only work while you're in the Files tab of

Select multiple files

Using keyboard shortcuts, you can select multiple files on

To select multiple consecutive files or folders:

  1. Select the first item.
  2. Press and hold Shift.
  3. Click the last item.

To select multiple nonconsecutive files or folders:

  1. Press and hold Ctrl (control on Windows) or (command on Mac).
  2. Select all files or folders you want.
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