1. ray689's Avatar
    On nexus devices you can add a home screen shortcut to a file in Google Drive. Is there a way to that on the Priv? I can't seem to find it.
    08-25-2016 01:59 PM
  2. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Yeah, just add a widget to your homescreen, and as long as you have Drive installed, you should see 'Drive Shortcut' as one of the options for widgets.
    08-25-2016 02:07 PM
  3. paulwallace1234's Avatar


    Well this update popped up today (see the home screen bit) not sure if it has appeared on the priv
    08-25-2016 02:11 PM
  4. ray689's Avatar
    Yes Paul I got the update today. The only widget option I have is as per below which doesn't have the option.
    Attached Thumbnails Home screen shortcut for Google Drive file-84742.jpg  
    08-25-2016 02:54 PM
  5. ray689's Avatar
    Update. I searched "Google Drive shortcut" in the search bar in app drawer. Showed up there. Was able to drag it to home screen then choose the file. Thanks for the help.
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    08-25-2016 02:58 PM
  6. paulwallace1234's Avatar


    Well for the record, it should be in the options menu of any file inside the Drive App
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    08-25-2016 05:26 PM
  7. SpookDroid's Avatar
    That's odd, it shows up on the widgets list for me... but I'm not using a Priv, though. (Note 7).
    08-25-2016 06:04 PM
  8. ray689's Avatar
    Thanks Paul. The files I'm trying to add are Google sheets files. The add to home screen option isn't there.

    Also the drive shortcut doesn't show in my widgets but when I search it, it pops up. Odd.
    08-25-2016 07:55 PM
  9. paulwallace1234's Avatar
    Thanks Paul. The files I'm trying to add are Google sheets files. The add to home screen option isn't there.

    Also the drive shortcut doesn't show in my widgets but when I search it, it pops up. Odd.
    That is weird, this is a screenshot of a Google sheet file I just created and it's showing up

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    08-28-2016 05:41 AM
  10. ray689's Avatar
    Ah thanks Paul. I think the issue was that ibwas hitting the over flow menu while in the file (open in Google Drive). When I hit the over flow for the file when in the list of files I now see "add to home screen". Thanks for your help.
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    08-28-2016 07:59 AM

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