Cloud-to-cloud file saving on Chrome OS

Chrome OS is my only desktop operating system and I store nearly all data in the cloud.

When on a website or online platform I see a file I want to keep, such as a PDF document or an image, I save it from Chrome to the local storage of my Chrome OS device. From there I upload the file to Google Drive and remove the temporary local copy.

But I keep forgetting Chrome OS provides a more straightforward, cloud-to-cloud way of doing it without going through the local storage.

The Files app, the Chrome OS file manager, natively mounts my Google Drive space under Google Drive > My files and makes it accessible like a local folder tree. All I need to do to save an online file is to navigate to the desired Google Drive folder via the file save system dialog, a specialized version of the Files app.

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