7 Replies to “Create Custom Buttons for Google Drive Tools”

  1. You can reduce it another step and avoid the need to open a new tab before clicking the bookmark button.
    You can edit the bookmark to automatically open a new tab.
    1. Right-click the button and choose edit
    2. Change the URL address to:
    javascript:window.open(`https://YourUrlHere`);

    (This approach seems to change the icon though.)

    Another way to automatically open in a new tab with a single click is to use the middle mouse button. i.e. click the mouse wheel.

  2. Good information on creating bookmarks.If you use the Explore tool in Google Docs, a google search pane opens on the right side of your document.  You can do your search there, or even better, you can begin typing your project and then perform your search.  This will do a google search based on the text you've already typed.  If this instance, you can type the title "Flipped Classroom" and your Google search will see this information and perform a directed search.

  3. This is a huge time saver I frequently share with colleagues and teachers when training. Another function I've use a ton, is creating these type of buttons to link to a template or documents "/copy" url to Instantly create a new copy. One usecase of this is my weekly planning format, where I have a single click to create a new weekly planning.

  4. I use a Google Chrome Extension called Google Docs Quick Create that I got from the Chrome Web Store. It has an icon on my Bookmarks bar. When I click on it, it gives me the option to create a new Doc, Sheet, Slide, or Drawing. I can open the extension from any web page. It works like a charm for me. I also have icons for Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides displayed on my bottom shelf. I used them as much as the extension. Thanks for your video.

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