How to Use the Internet

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Distractions are everywhere. During an average working day, people pick up their phone 96 times, or once every 10 minutes. Whether you are at the office or you are working remotely, you always feel the temptation to check your phone or scroll through social media. However, when we do get the time to work, we spend almost 35 seconds each time navigating on the web to our final destination (Google Doc, Google Form, Google Sheets, etc). With the limited time we aren’t distracted, we look to get the most out of that time and find ways to increase our productivity. One way to do that is a simple shortcut on the address bar that allows you to open a new document, presentation, file, form, calendar in Gsuite without going through the process of Google Drive. 


With a few keystrokes, you will be able to navigate to a new tool on G Suite in an extremely efficient and productive manner. Here is an easy way to increase your efficiency in a matter of seconds. As demoed in our How to Use the Internet Series: How to Use .new Address Bar Shortcuts to Improve Productivity, here are a couple examples of how to use the .new shortcut.

How to Use .new Address Bar Shortcuts to Improve Productivity

To Open a New Document: 

  1. Type “docs.new” 

To Open a New Sheet: 

  1. Type “sheets.new”

To Open a New Presentation

  1. Type “slides.new”

To Open a New Keep 

  1. Type “keep.new” 

To Open a Form 

  1. Type “form.new”

To Open a Calendar

  1. Type “cal.new” or “meeting.new” 


Distractions are inevitable and in the modern day and age, you have to master getting more done in a shorter amount of time. Simple shortcuts like the ones above save small portions of your already busy day. While this shortcut is extremely simple, it is extremely important that you commit it to memory so that you can increase your efficiency and productivity. 


Want to learn more daily tips and lifeskills? Check out the rest of our How to Use the Internet Series. This Youtube series of short video demonstrations are designed to teach users various online skills through visual storytelling, like deleting your Facebook account, ordering groceries online, and more.


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