Keyboard navigation and shortcuts in Qlik Sense

Qlik Sense supports keyboard accessibility. You can use a keyboard to navigate in the hub, the app overview page, the Qlik Sense toolbar, and sheets view. There is also a range of keyboard shortcuts that give you an alternative way of interacting with Qlik Sense.

When you navigate with the keyboard, the center of focus is highlighted. You can use keyboard navigation to interact with:

  • objects and settings in the app overview page
  • objects and menus in the Qlik Sense toolbar
  • visualizations in sheets view

For more information on navigating the app overview page and the Qlik Sense toolbar, see Navigating in the user interface.

Keyboard navigation in the hub

Keyboard navigation in the hub
Keyboard navigation Description
Tab

Moves focus forward. In an active menu, Tab will cycle between the menu options.

Shift + Tab Moves focus back.
Ctrl + G Switches to grid layout.
Ctrl + Shift + L Switches to list layout.
Left + right arrows Shifts through a horizontal list in focus, such as grid view.
Up + down arrows Shifts through a vertical list in focus, such as list view.
Enter or Space Selects or enters the item in focus.
Ctrl + up arrow Navigates to first item in list.
Ctrl + down arrow Navigates to last item in list.
Alt + N Opens Create new app dialog.
Ctrl + Delete Opens Delete confirmation dialog for app in focus.
Shift + F10 Opens context menu for app in focus.
Esc Closes a dialog or context menu.
Up + down arrows Shifts focus between app thumbnail and app detail in a focused app in grid view.

Keyboard navigation in the app overview and toolbar

Keyboard navigation in the app overview and toolbar
Keyboard navigation Description

Tab

Moves focus forward. In an active menu, Tab will cycle between the menu options. If a sheet is open, Tab will also move focus to the sheet.

Shift + Tab

Moves focus back . In an active menu, Shift + Tab will cycle between the menu options. If a sheet is open, Tab will also move focus to the sheet.

Enter or Space

Opens current focus.

Esc

Closes an open menu.

Right arrow

Navigates to the next sheet or story on the app overview page.

Left arrow

Navigates to the previous sheet or story on the app overview page.
Up arrow Navigates to the next bookmark on the app overview page.
Down arrow Navigates to the previous bookmark on the app overview page.
Ctrl + G Switches to grid layout.
Ctrl + Shift + L Switches to list layout.
Ctrl + up Navigates to first item in list.
Ctrl + down Navigates to last item in list.

Keyboard navigation in sheet view

You can use keyboard navigation to interact with visualizations in your sheets, access options in visualization context menus, and export visualization data with Export data. Keyboard navigation is also supported with the insights advisor.

Note: Keyboard shortcuts are expressed assuming that you are working in Windows. For Mac OS use Cmd instead of Ctrl.

Keyboard navigation in sheet view

Keyboard navigation in sheet view
Keyboard navigation Description
Tab

Moves focus forward between items in the toolbar and the visualizations in the sheet. In an active menu, Tab will cycle between the menu options.

Shift + Tab

Move focus backward between items in the toolbar and the visualizations in the sheet. In an active menu, Shift+Tab will cycle between the menu options.

Ctrl + Right arrow

Navigates to the next sheet.

Ctrl + Left arrow

Navigates to the previous sheet.

Ctrl + Home, Ctrl + Fn + Left (Mac OS)

Navigates to the first sheet of the app.

Ctrl + End, Ctrl + Fn + Right (Mac OS)

Navigates to the last sheet of the app.
Right arrow Navigates to the next visualization in the row.
Left arrow Navigates to the previous visualization object in the row.
Up arrow Navigate to the visualization in the row above.
Down arrow Navigate to the visualization in the row below.
Ctrl + up arrow Navigate to the first visualization in the sheet.
Ctrl + down arrow Navigate to the last visualization in the sheet.
Enter

Changes between the current visualization and its table representation. If visualization is a table, moves focus to the first data cell inside the table.

Shift + Enter or Space Opens the current visualization in full screen.

Shift + F10, Alt + Shift + F10 (Internet Explorer 11), Fn + Shift + F10 (Mac OS)

Opens the context menu for the selected visualization.

Note: If Shift + F10 does not work in your browser, use Alt + Shift + F10.
Ctrl + E Toggles sheet edit on/off.

Keyboard navigation in visualization context menus

Keyboard navigation in visualization context menus
Keyboard navigation Description
Tab Moves focus from the sheet to the context menu.
Esc Close the context menu.
Down arrow Navigate the focus to the next item in the context menu.
Up arrow Navigate the focus to the previous item in the context menu.
Right arrow Open an item's sub-menu.
Left arrow Close an item's sub-menu.
Enter Performs the action for the focused item.

Keyboard navigation in the visualization Export data dialog

Keyboard navigation in the visualization Export data dialog
Keyboard navigation Description
Tab Move the focus forward.
Shift + Tab Move the focus backward
Esc Close the export dialog.
Enter Performs the action for the focused item.

Keyboard navigation in straight tables

Outside of table

Keyboard navigation in straight tables, outside of table
Keyboard navigation Description
Enter or Space Enters View data mode.
Esc Closes View data mode.
Enter or Space (in View data mode or on a default table) Moves focus to the first cell of the table.
Shift + Enter or Space Enters Full screen mode.

Inside of table

Keyboard navigation in straight tables, inside of table

Keyboard navigation

Description

Enter or Space (on a selectable cell) Enters Selections mode.
Shift + up/down arrows (on a selectable cell) Selects multiple values.
Enter or Space (on header cell or other cell with an action) Executes cell action.
Right arrow Navigates to the next cell in the table.
Left arrow Navigates to the previous cell in the table.
Up arrow Navigates to the cell in the row above.
Down arrow Navigates to the cell in the row below.
Esc Moves focus back to the object.
Ctrl + Space (while selecting) Selects value and deselects all other values.

In Selections mode

Keyboard navigation in straight tables, in Selections mode

Keyboard navigation

Description

Up arrow Navigates to the row above.
Down arrow Navigates to the row below.
Space bar Selects value.
Shift + up/down arrows Selects multiple values.
Enter Confirms selections.
Esc Cancels selections.

In current selection

Keyboard navigation in straight tables, in current selection

Keyboard navigation

Description

Tab Navigates to next current selection.
Delete Removes the selection.

Keyboard navigation in insight advisor

In the insight advisor

Keyboard navigation in insight advisor, in the insight advisor
Keyboard navigation Description
Tab

Moves focus forward between items in the toolbar and the visualizations in the sheet. In an active menu, Tab will cycle between the menu options.

Shift + Tab

Move focus backward between items in the toolbar and the visualizations in the sheet. In an active menu, Shift + Tab will cycle between the menu options.

Right arrow Navigates to the next visualization in the row.
Left arrow Navigates to the previous visualization object in the row.
Up arrow Navigate to the visualization in the row above.
Down arrow Navigate to the visualization in the row below.
Ctrl + up arrow Navigate to the first visualization in the sheet.
Ctrl + down arrow Navigate to the last visualization in the sheet.
Enter Enters View data mode.
Space or Shift + Enter Opens the current visualization in full screen.
Esc Closes the full screen mode.

Shift + F10, Alt + Shift + F10 (Internet Explorer 11), FN + Shift + F10 (Mac OS)

Opens the context menu for the selected visualization.

Note: If Shift + F10 does not work in your browser, use Alt + Shift + F10.

Keyboard navigation in the insight advisor assets panel

Keyboard navigation in the insight advisor assets panel

Keyboard navigation

Description

<letter key>

Navigate to the first item in the list that starts with this letter (if the item currently in focus starts with a different letter). Navigate to the next item in the list that starts with this letter (if the item currently in focus starts with the same letter)

Ctrl + up arrow

Navigate to the last item in the previous category.

Ctrl + down arrow

Navigate to the first item in the next category.

Up arrow

Navigate to the item immediately above the current one (asset or category).

Down arrow

Navigate to the item immediately below the current one (asset or category).

Left arrow

Navigates to the category holding the item with the current focus (when focus is on an asset).

Right arrow

Navigates to the first item of the selected category (when the focus is on a category).

Space or Enter

Selects the item that has focus.

Keyboard navigation in list boxes

Inside of list box

Keyboard navigation in list boxes

Keyboard navigation

Description

Space (on a selectable cell) Enters Selections mode.
Shift + up/down arrows (on a selectable cell) Selects multiple values.
Up arrow Navigates to the cell in the row above.
Down arrow Navigates to the cell in the row below.
Esc Moves focus back to the object.
Ctrl + Space (while selecting) Selects value and deselects all other values.
Ctrl + A Selects all values.
Ctrl + F Opens and focuses search form.

In Selections mode

Keyboard navigation in list boxes, in Selections mode

Keyboard navigation

Description

Up arrow Navigates to the row above.
Down arrow Navigates to the row below.
Space bar Selects value.
Shift + up/down arrows Selects multiple values.
Enter Confirms selections.
Esc Cancels selections.

Keyboard shortcuts

Note: Keyboard shortcuts are expressed assuming that you are working in Windows. For Mac OS use Cmd instead of Ctrl.

For keyboard shortcuts specific to:

Keyboard shortcuts
Keyboard shortcut Description
Ctrl + P Prints the current view or active sheet/story.
Ctrl + C Copies the selected item to the clipboard.
Ctrl + X Cuts the selected item and copies it to the clipboard. When using the Google Chrome browser: if the cursor is put in front of a row in the data load editor or in the expression editor, without selecting anything, the entire row is cut.
Ctrl + V Pastes the most-recently copied item from the clipboard.
Ctrl + Z Undo action. Repeat to undo earlier actions.
Ctrl + Y, Cmd + Shift + Z (Mac OS) Redo actions.
Ctrl + H

Opens online help in the context of the current function.

Note:

Data load editor and expression editor only.

Ctrl + F Opens smart search.
Ctrl + E In sheet view, opens and closes the editing of the selected sheet.
Ctrl + S

Saves changes to the app.

Not supported in Qlik Sense, changes are automatically saved. Ctrl + S saves changes in the Data load editor

Ctrl + O Opens an app file copied to the clipboard using Ctrl + C.
Not supported in Qlik Sense.
Ctrl + A

Selects all code.

Note:

Data load editor and expression editor only.

Ctrl + D

Deletes the content of the current line.

Note:

Data load editor and expression editor only.

Ctrl + K Comments or uncomments the selected lines in the data load editor.
Ctrl + 00 Inserts a test script in the data load editor.
Tab Indents code in the data load editor.
Shift + Tab Outdents code in the data load editor.
Left arrow Navigates to the previous slide in storytelling view.
Right arrow Navigates to the next slide in storytelling view.
Up arrow Scrolls up in a table.
Down arrow Scrolls down in a table.
Ctrl + left arrow Navigates to the previous sheet in sheet view.
Ctrl + right arrow Navigates to the next sheet in sheet view.

Ctrl + Home, Cmd + Fn + Left (Mac OS)

Navigates to the first sheet of the app in sheet view.

Ctrl + End, Ctrl + Fn + Right (Mac OS)

Navigates to the last sheet of the app in sheet view.
Esc

Exits play mode in storytelling view. Deselects a visualization when editing in sheet view. Deselects an object. Undoes selections in a visualization. Closes a dialog or window.

Delete Deletes selected item.
Backspace Deletes selected item.
Enter Performs the action for the active option or button (for example, in dialogs).
Ctrl + + Zoom in.
Ctrl + - Zoom out.
Ctrl + 0 Reset zooming.
Shift When held while dragging and dropping a field into a sheet, adds the field as a filter pane.

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