Since I use Tableau on a daily basis there are a lot of shortcuts that I've started using to save time.  Here are some of my favorites and most used shortcuts!

Keyboard Shortcut Function
F5 Refresh
F7 Presentation Mode
CTRL + Tap Next Tab (same as excel)
Right Click Drag (field) Aggregation Window Appears
ESC Clears Selection (on Desktop and Reader only)
ALT + A, C New Calculated Field
Shift + Mouse Pan on Maps
ALT + W, O Tooltip Editor
CTRL + W Swap (Rows and Columns)
CTRL + ALT + Backspace Clear (Current) Worksheet
CTRL + M New Sheet
F12 Revert Changes to Last Saved Version

You can find a full list of shortcuts on the Tableau Website.


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