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Tableau Keyboard Shortcuts

Updated: May 18, 2021

The following are keyboard shortcuts to help you save time when authoring dashboards in Tableau desktop for windows.

Shortcuts for data

Ctrl+D : Used to connect to data source

Ctrl+F : Activates find command in the data pane

F5 : Used to refresh data source

F9 : Used to run data updates on a view

F10 : Used to toggle automatic data updates on and off

Shortcuts for managing workbooks, sheets and files

Ctrl+N : Used to open a new workbook

Ctrl+M : Used to open a new worksheet

Ctrl+Tab or Ctrl+F6 or Ctrl+PgDn : Used to cycle forward through open worksheets

Ctrl+Shift+Tab or Ctrl+Shift+F6 or Ctrl+PgUp : Used to cycle backward through open worksheets

F7 or Ctrl+H : Used to switch in and out of presentation mode

Ctrl+O : Used to open a file

Ctrl+S : Used to save file

Ctrl+Shift+S : Used to save file as

F12 : Used to revert workbook to the last saved state

Alt+F4 : Used to close current workbook

Ctrl+P : Used to print

F1 : Used to access help

Shortcuts for resizing rows & columns

Ctrl+B : Used to create smaller cell size

Ctrl+Shift+B : Used to create large cell size

Ctrl+left arrow : Used to make rows narrower

Ctrl+right arrow : Used to make rows wide

Ctrl+down arrow : Used to make columns shorter

Ctrl+up arrow : Used to make columns taller

Shortcuts for authoring views

Ctrl+1 or Ctrl+Shift+1 : Used to reveal the show me tab

Enter or Double-click : Used to add the selected field to the view

Alt+Shift+C or Alt+Shift+Y : Used to place the selected field on the columns shelf

Alt+Shift+R or Alt+Shift+X : Used to place the selected field on the rows shelf

Alt+Shift+F : Used to place the selected field on the filters shelf

Alt+Shift+I : Used to place the selected field on the size shelf

Alt+Shift+L : Used to place the selected field on the detail shelf

Alt+Shift+O : Used to place the selected field on color shelf

Alt+Shift+P : Used to place the selected field on the pages shelf

Alt+Shift+S : Used to place the selected field on the shape shelf

Alt+Shift+T : Used to place the selected field on the text/label shelf

Right-click+drag to shelf : Used to open the drop field menu

Ctrl+drag : Used Copy a field in the view and place it on another shelf

Ctrl+W : Used to swap rows and columns

Ctrl+L : Used to flip orientation of column labels

G : Used to toggle dashboard grid on and off

T : Used to toggle between dashboard and layout tabs

Ctrl+X : Used to cut selection e.g. titles

Ctrl+V : Used to paste clipboard

Ctrl+Z : Used to undo actions performed

Ctrl+Y : Used to redo actions undone

Alt+Shift+Backspace : Used to clear the current workspace

Shortcuts for pages

F4 : Used to start or stop forward playback on the pages shelf

Shift+F4 : Used to start or stop backward playback on the pages shelf

Ctrl+Period : Used to skip forward one page

Ctrl+Comma : Used to skip backward one page

Shortcuts for selecting and navigating marks

Click : Used to select marks

Drag : Used to select a group of marks

Ctrl+Click : Used to add individual mark to the selection

Ctrl+Drag : Used to add a group of marks to the selection

Ctrl+A : Used to select all data

Ctrl+C : Used to copy selected data

ESC : Used to clear mark selection

A : Used to choose rectangular selection tool in maps

D : Used to choose lasso selection tool in maps

S : Used to select radial selection tool in maps

Shift+Drag : Used to pan around the view

Double-click or Ctrl+Shift+Click : Used to zoom into a point in the view

Shift+Double-click : Used to zoom out of the view

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Bernard K

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Bernard is a data analytics consultant helping businesses reveal the true power of their data and bring clarity to their reporting dashboards. He loves building things and sharing knowledge on how to build dashboards that drive better outcomes.

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