Hotkeys in Power BI
Enable and improve the hotkeys in Power BI. This would enable a much better user experience and accessibility. For example, [Control] + [Page Up] should send you to the next page.
Another helpful Excel hotkey is to move charts pixel by pixel with the arrow keys.
Finally the current Power BI hotkeys should be mapped to more sensible keys. For example, in Excel, if I press [Alt] then H (for Home), then S (for Sort&Filter), then F (for Filter), my selection of text will get filtered. Each letter is easy to remember and type because it's got a mnumonic that makes sense. In Power BI, if I press Alt then Y02 (for Modeling) then Y03 (for Y03 for new Column) I generate a new column. This is difficult to type (pressing alt, y, 0, 2, y, 0, 3) and also difficult to remember. Updating the hotkeys will significantly increase the usability of the Power BI.
A lot of hotkeys are fairly standard in applications. Almost always Alt+F opens file, and grants keyboard access to File, Edit, View. Or in the case of Microsoft Office's ribbon, File, Home, Insert, View, etc.
My mouse and keyboard support custom key bindings tailored to the specific program I am using. I have several buttons that I habitually use such as: Sending Forward/Backward, Edit interactions, and Create New Measure.
Would be mighty useful to press one button instead of selecting the tab, then finding the button, then pressing the button.
Thierry Dalon commented
Ctrl+Z and Ctrl+Y for undo/redo
after selection of first page (sheet), user Ctrl+TAB to move to different sheets (page) & Press enter
Would love to be able to jump between my Report and Data tabs quickly. Hot keys are desperately needed in Power BI.
yes please - especially jump between tabs as a keyboard shortcut.
Matt Sones commented
It would be great on the presentation side to enable key shortcuts for applying/removing the Spotlight, etc.
short cut keys is needed
Absolutely! It looks like the current hotkeys are carried over from Power Pivot & Query when both ribbons were part of excel and other hotkeys were taken. Not the case in PBI desktop though..
Lisa Ann Donaldson commented
Yes, yes, yes. Much needed.
a "repeat step" for column formatting button would also be helpful
T Mandou commented
Agree. It would be great to have hot keys keyboard shortcuts that would allow you to go straight to the Search Bar in Fields and Select those using keyboard to be added to the existing chart.
Vivek Karumudi commented
Yes much needed feature especially the [Control] + [Page Up] for navigating between pages...!!! and also the other hotkeys will save me so much effort from constantly navigating between keyboard and mouse.
how about a keyboard shortcut for ANY of the buttons on the modeling tab? anyone?
Need that for sure! Current hotkeys are insult!
William Harding commented
Brilliant. Hotkeys are what separate power users from the rest, without them it is difficult to make lots of changes to a dataset.
I fully support it. Keyboard shortcuts are the "key" enabler for efficient work with the tool. Please include the map of supported shortcuts in documentation.