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In the latest Tableau release (2018.3) there is a new object called "button" which does exactly this dashboard navigation (with auto de-selection), however if you are on an older version there is no option to "auto-deselect". There is however a workaround
I recently did a Think Data Thursday presentation showing lots of tricks with actions, of which this was one. If you don't want to watch the whole video, go to around 25 mins and it'll show you why the default way doesn't work, and how you can fix it
Hope that helps, but let me know if you can't get it working.
I did see your video (the whole thing is great) specifically deselecting a shape or text as navigation.... i have 10 dashboards with the arrow button to navigate back to Table of Contents Dashboard
so do i need to drag these ID and increment fields onto each Shape sheet that i use (all 10) and make the Source the shape sheet, destination the dashboard TOC, then send increment id to id
Glad you found it useful,
So if your navigator is always the same shape (say a home icon), you should be able to just create one of them, and re-use it in each of the 10 dashboards. In the set up, yes you just need to drag Increment ID onto the detail tile (when you first set this up you'll have 100 icons on top of one another). Then use that in a dashboard, and set up the action as so (increment ID -> ID)
Click it once, and look for the target sheet (this can be just a blank shape in your Home dashboard, if there aren't any navigation on there, if there are use that one). Then find the action in the Filter shelf and set to "apply to all sheets"
And that's it. If you download my presentation you'll see my "forward slide" navigations is the same sheet used multiple times (I just need to set up the actions for each dashboard)
in Youtube video, there is no link to the presentation workbook, is it posted else where?