View Toolbar

The view toolbar appears in the upper-left corner of the view and lets you select marks, zoom in and out, and pan in the view. By default, the view toolbar appears when you hover over a map view, but you can also show the view toolbar in other types of views, such as scatter plots or box plots.

For more information about showing and hiding the view toolbar in map views, see Customize How People Interact with your Map.

Tableau Desktop version Web version

Show the view toolbar

To show the View Toolbar use one of the following options:

Tableau Desktop

  • In a worksheet or dashboard, right-click (control-click on Mac) anywhere in the view, and then select Show View Toolbar.

Tableau Server or Tableau Online

  • From a worksheet, from the top menu, select Worksheet > Show View Toolbar.

  • From a dashboard, select the zone where you want to show the View Toolbar and do one of the following:

    • From the top menu, select Worksheet > Show View Toolbar.

    • Click the drop-down arrow for the selected zone and select View Toolbar from the context menu.

Set when the view toolbar appears in the view

  • Select Worksheet > Show View Toolbar (in a dashboard, select a view, then select Worksheet > Show View Toolbar), and then select one of the following options:
    • Automatic –The toolbar appears only when you hover over a map view.

    • Show on hover –The toolbar appears when you hover over the selected view. You can select this option for any type of view.

    • Hide –The toolbar does not appear in the selected view.

    Note: To improve usability on mobile devices, the view toolbar always appears when interacting with scrollable views or multiple selections.

Hide the view toolbar

To hide the View Toolbar use one of the following options:

Tableau Desktop

  • In a worksheet or dashboard, right-click (control-click on Mac) anywhere in the view, and then select Hide View Toolbar.

Tableau Server or Tableau Online

  • For a worksheet or dashboard, from the top menu, select Worksheet > Show View Toolbar > Hide.

  • From a dashboard, select the zone where you want to show the View Toolbar, and then right-click (control-click on Mac), click the drop-down arrow and then select View Toolbar > Hide from the context menu.

Note: If the view toolbar is hidden, you can still use keyboard shortcuts to select marks, zoom, and pan. For more information, see Keyboard Shortcuts .

 

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