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Applies to: Tableau Desktop

Keyboard Shortcuts

General Keyboard Shortcuts

Tableau keyboard shortcuts are listed below.

Description Keyboard Shortcut
  Windows Mac
Select all data Ctrl+A Command-A
Use Rectangular Selection tool A A
Smaller cell size Ctrl+B Command-B
Bigger cell size Ctrl+Shift+B Command-Shift-B
Copy selected data Ctrl+C Command-C
Place selected field on Columns shelf Alt+Shift+C Option-Shift-C
Connect to data source Ctrl+D Command-D
Use Lasso Selection Tool D D
Describe sheet Ctrl+E Command-E
Makes the find command in the Data pane active Ctrl+F Command-F
Place selected field on Filters shelf Alt+Shift+F Option-Shift-F
Enter/Exit Full Screen   Control-Command-F
Switch in and out of Presentation Mode F7 , Ctrl+H Option-Return
Place selected field on Size Alt+Shift+I Option-Shift-I
Flip orientation of column labels at bottom of view Ctrl+L  
Place selected field on Detail Alt+Shift+L Option-Shift-L
New worksheet Ctrl+M Command-T
New workbook Ctrl+N Command-N
Open file Ctrl+O Command-O
Place selected field on Color Alt+Shift+O Option-Shift-O
Print Ctrl+P Command-P
Place selected field on Pages shelf Alt+Shift+P Option-Shift-P
Place selected field on Rows shelf Alt+Shift+R Option-Shift-R
Save file Ctrl+S Command-S
Use Radial Selection Tool S S
Place selected field on Shape Alt+Shift+S Option-Shift-S
Place selected field on Text/Label Alt+Shift+T Option-Shift-T
Paste clipboard Ctrl+V Command-V
Swap rows and columns Ctrl+W Control-Command-W
Cut text selection (e.g., in captions, titles, formulas, etc.) Ctrl+X Command-X
Place selected field on Rows shelf Alt+Shift+X Option-Shift-X
Redo Ctrl+Y Command-Shift-Z
Place selected field on Columns shelf Alt+Shift+Y Option-Shift-Y
Undo Ctrl+Z Command-Z
Clear the current worksheet Alt+Shift+Backspace Option-Shift-Delete
Make rows narrower Ctrl+Left Arrow Control-Command-Left Arrow
Make rows wider Ctrl+Right Arrow Control-Command-Right Arrow
Make columns shorter Ctrl+Down Arrow Control-Command-Down Arrow
Make columns taller Ctrl+Up Arrow Control-Command-Up Arrow
Show Me! Ctrl+1 , Ctrl+Shift+1 Command-1
Add the selected field to the sheet. Only works with a single field Enter Return
Opens the Help F1 Shift-Command-Question Mark
Closes the current workbook Alt+F4 Command-W
Starts and stops forward playback on the pages shelf F4  
Starts and stops backward playback on the pages shelf Shift+F4  
Refreshes the data source F5 Command-R
Skip forward one page Ctrl+Period Command-Period
Skip backward one page Ctrl+Comma Command-Comma
Cycle forward through open worksheets Ctrl+Tab , Ctrl+F6 Shift-Command-Close Brace
Cycle backward through open worksheets Ctrl+Shift+Tab , Ctrl+Shift+F6 Shift-Command-Open Brace
Run update F9 Shift-Command-0
Toggles Automatic Updates on and off F10 Option-Command-0
Reverts workbook to last saved state F12 Option-Command-E
Clears the selection (Desktop and Reader only) Esc Esc

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.

Description Keyboard/Mouse Action
  Windows Mac
Selects the mark Click Click
Selects a group of marks Drag Drag
Adds individual marks to the selection Ctrl+Click Command-Click
Adds a group of marks to the selection Ctrl+Drag Command-Drag
Pans around the view Shift+Drag Shift-Drag
Zooms in to a point in the view (requires zoom mode if not map) Double-click , Ctrl+Shift+Click Double-click , Shift-Command-Click
Zooms out from a point on a map (requires zoom mode if not map) Ctrl+Shift+Alt+Click Shift-Option-Command-Click
Zooms out Shift+Double-click Shift–Double-click
Zooms in to an area in the view (requires zoom mode if not map) Ctrl+Shift+Drag Shift-Command-Drag
Zooms in and out on a map Scroll Scroll
Drags a row and scrolls through a long list simultaneously Click+Drag to bottom of pane+Hold Click-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.

Description Keyboard/Mouse Action
  Windows Mac
Opens the Drop Field menu Right-click+Drag to shelf Option-Drag to shelf
Copies a field in the view to be placed on another shelf or card Ctrl+Drag Command-Drag
Adds a field to the view Double-click Double-click