4 Replies Latest reply on May 24, 2018 2:11 AM by sudheer.kumar.5

    Hot Keys in tableau

    Alex Martino

      Are there hot keys or shortcuts in tableau like there are for excel?


      In excel I can active "tabs" by pressing alt and a combination of letters.

        • 1. Re: Hot Keys in tableau
          Alex Martino

          I have a Mac, not sure that matters....

          • 2. Re: Hot Keys in tableau

            Hello Alex,


            The below link will be useful and I use few of the shortcuts.


            Keyboard Shortcuts



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            • 3. Re: Hot Keys in tableau
              suman kumar

              Hi Alex Martino


              General Keyboard Shortcuts

              Tableau keyboard shortcuts are listed below.

              DescriptionKeyboard Shortcut
              Select all dataCtrl+ACommand-A
              Use Rectangular Selection toolAA
              Smaller cell sizeCtrl+BCommand-B
              Bigger cell sizeCtrl+Shift+BCommand-Shift-B
              Copy selected dataCtrl+CCommand-C
              Place selected field on Columns shelfAlt+Shift+COption-Shift-C
              Connect to data sourceCtrl+DCommand-D
              Use Lasso Selection ToolDD
              Describe sheetCtrl+ECommand-E
              Makes the find command in the Data pane activeCtrl+FCommand-F
              Place selected field on Filters shelfAlt+Shift+FOption-Shift-F
              Enter/Exit Full Screen Control-Command-F
              Switch in and out of Presentation ModeF7 , Ctrl+HOption-Return
              Place selected field on SizeAlt+Shift+IOption-Shift-I
              Flip orientation of column labels at bottom of viewCtrl+L
              Place selected field on DetailAlt+Shift+LOption-Shift-L
              New worksheetCtrl+MCommand-T
              New workbookCtrl+NCommand-N
              Open fileCtrl+OCommand-O
              Place selected field on ColorAlt+Shift+OOption-Shift-O
              Place selected field on Pages shelfAlt+Shift+POption-Shift-P
              Place selected field on Rows shelfAlt+Shift+ROption-Shift-R
              Save fileCtrl+SCommand-S
              Use Radial Selection ToolSS
              Place selected field on ShapeAlt+Shift+SOption-Shift-S
              Place selected field on Text/LabelAlt+Shift+TOption-Shift-T
              Paste clipboardCtrl+VCommand-V
              Swap rows and columnsCtrl+WControl-Command-W
              Cut text selection (e.g., in captions, titles, formulas, etc.)Ctrl+XCommand-X
              Place selected field on Rows shelfAlt+Shift+XOption-Shift-X
              Place selected field on Columns shelfAlt+Shift+YOption-Shift-Y
              Clear the current worksheetAlt+Shift+BackspaceOption-Shift-Delete
              Make rows narrowerCtrl+Left ArrowControl-Command-Left Arrow
              Make rows widerCtrl+Right ArrowControl-Command-Right Arrow
              Make columns shorterCtrl+Down ArrowControl-Command-Down Arrow
              Make columns tallerCtrl+Up ArrowControl-Command-Up Arrow
              Show Me!Ctrl+1 , Ctrl+Shift+1Command-1
              Add the selected field to the sheet. Only works with a single fieldEnterReturn
              Opens the HelpF1Control-Command-Question Mark
              Closes the current workbookAlt+F4Command-W
              Starts and stops forward playback on the pages shelfF4
              Starts and stops backward playback on the pages shelfShift+F4
              Refreshes the data sourceF5Command-R
              Skip forward one pageCtrl+PeriodCommand-Period
              Skip backward one pageCtrl+CommaCommand-Comma
              Cycle forward through open worksheetsCtrl+Tab , Ctrl+F6Shift-Command-Close Brace
              Cycle backward through open worksheetsCtrl+Shift+Tab , Ctrl+Shift+F6Shift-Command-Open Brace
              Run updateF9Shift-Command-0
              Toggles Automatic Updates on and offF10Option-Command-0
              Reverts workbook to last saved stateF12Option-Command-E
              Clears the selection (Desktop and Reader only)EscEsc

              Navigation and Selection Shortcuts

              In addition to the standard keyboard shortcuts there are several key combinations that can make navigating and selecting marks fast and easy.

              DescriptionKeyboard/Mouse Action
              Selects the markClickClick
              Selects a group of marksDragDrag
              Adds individual marks to the selectionCtrl+ClickCommand-Click
              Adds a group of marks to the selectionCtrl+DragCommand-Drag
              Pans around the viewShift+DragShift-Drag
              Zooms in to a point in the view (requires zoom mode if not map)Double-click , Ctrl+Shift+ClickDouble-click , Shift-Command-Click
              Zooms out from a point on a map (requires zoom mode if not map)Ctrl+Shift+Alt+ClickShift-Option-Command-Click
              Zooms outShift+Double-clickShift–Double-click
              Zooms in to an area in the view (requires zoom mode if not map)Ctrl+Shift+DragShift-Command-Drag
              Zooms in and out on a mapScrollScroll
              Drags a row and scrolls through a long list simultaneouslyClick+Drag to bottom of pane+HoldClick-Scroll, Command-Hold

              Field Selection Shortcuts

              There are several key and mouse combinations that can make creating a view and selecting fields fast and easy.

              DescriptionKeyboard/Mouse Action
              Opens the Drop Field menuRight-click+Drag to shelfOption-Drag to shelf
              Copies a field in the view to be placed on another shelf or cardCtrl+DragCommand-Drag
              Adds a field to the viewDouble-clickDouble-click

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              • 4. Re: Hot Keys in tableau

                Hello Alex,


                If my reply assists in resolving the question, please mark my answer helpful or as the 'correct answer' if it resolves the question. This will help other users find the same answer/resolution.


                Thank you.