Change display view & density in Google Drive

February 10th, 2015 by Simplify Solutions

Google Drive icon largeThere are a couple of easy ways to customise the Google Drive web interface to suit your needs. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at how to change the view and display density of the interface.

 

Change the view

Your Google Drive files can be displayed in either a list or grid view. The different options are shown below.

Grid

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List

Drive-list-view

 

To change the view, simply toggle the Grid view / List view button at the top right of the Drive screen.

Drive-grid-list-button

 

Change the display density

Note: This is setting is really only effective if you’re using the List view to display files.
Display density refers to the amount of white space between and around items in Google Drive. There are three levels of density:

Comfortable

Drive-list-view

 

Cosy

Drive-cosy

 

Compact

Drive-compact

 

To change the density, select the Settings cog button at the top right of the Drive screen and select Settings. Change the Density option to your desired level.

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Drive-settings

 

 

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