Keyboard shortcuts in Looker

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There are a variety of keyboard shortcuts available for users in Looker.

Viewing available keyboard shortcuts

The available shortcuts vary by location in the Looker application. To see a list of the available shortcuts, you can choose Keyboard Shortcuts from the Help menu. You also can press ? to see the available shortcuts.

Shortcuts for all pages

The following shortcuts are available to all or almost all pages in Looker:

Shortcut Mac Windows
Open search bar Command-Shift-K Ctrl+Shift+K
Show or hide keyboard shortcut help menu
When viewing or editing dashboards, use the Esc key to hide the keyboard shortcut help menu
? ?
Enter or exit Development Mode
This shortcut is overridden when you're in the LookML editor (IDE)
Control-Shift-D Ctrl+Shift+D
Show or hide left navigation menu Control-; Ctrl+;

Shortcuts for viewing dashboards

Depending on your permissions and the access level you have for a dashboard, these are the shortcuts you can use when viewing dashboards. They differ slightly from the shortcuts that are available when you're viewing legacy dashboards.

ShortcutMacWindows
Show keyboard shortcuts menu??
Reload data Command-ReturnCtrl+Enter
Enter or exit Development ModeControl-Shift-DCtrl+Shift+D
SearchCommand-Shift-KCtrl+Shift+K
Clear cache and refresh dashboardCommand-Shift-ReturnCtrl+Shift+Enter
Enter edit modeCommand-Shift-ECtrl+Shift+E
Download dashboardCommand-Shift-DAlt+Shift+D
Schedule deliveryOption-Shift-SAlt+Shift+S
Reset filtersCommand-Option-RCtrl+Alt+R
Hide keyboard shortcuts menuEscEsc

Shortcuts for editing dashboards

Depending on your permissions and the access level you have for a dashboard, these are the shortcuts you can use when dashboards are in edit mode. They differ slightly from the shortcuts available for legacy dashboards.

ShortcutMacWindows
Show keyboard shortcuts menu??
Reload data Command-ReturnCtrl+Enter
Add text tileOption-Shift-TAlt+Shift+T
Add query tileOption-Shift-VAlt+Shift+V
Save Command-SCtrl+S
Add filterOption-Shift-FAlt+Shift+F
Hide keyboard shortcuts menuEscEsc

Shortcuts for legacy dashboards

The following shortcuts are available when you're viewing or editing legacy dashboards. They differ slightly from the shortcuts that are available when you're viewing dashboards or editing dashboards.

ShortcutMacWindows
Run dashboard Command-ReturnCtrl+Enter
Clear cache and refresh dashboardCommand-Shift-ReturnCtrl+Shift+Enter
Toggle edit modeOption-Command-EAlt+Ctrl+E
Edit dashboard settings when in edit modeControl-Command-EAlt+Shift+E
Choose LooksCommand-OCtrl+O
Add textOption-Shift-TAlt+Shift+T
Add or edit dashboard filters when in edit modeCommand-Shift-ECtrl+Shift+E
ScheduleOption-Command-SAlt+Ctrl+S
SendOption-Shift-SAlt+Shift+S
Download dashboardCommand-Shift-DCtrl+Shift+D

Shortcuts for viewing Looks

The following shortcuts are available when you're viewing Looks:

ShortcutMacWindows
Edit LookCommand-ECtrl+E
Explore from hereControl-Option-ECtrl+Alt+E
Edit settingsControl-Command-ECtrl+Shift+E
Get LookMLOption-Command-ACtrl+Alt+A
DownloadCommand-Shift-LCtrl+Shift+L
RunCommand-ReturnCtrl+Enter
SaveCommand-Shift-SCtrl+Shift+S
Add to dashboardCommand-Shift-ACtrl+Shift+A
Clear cache & refreshCommand-Shift-ReturnCtrl+Shift+Enter
Make publicCommand-Shift-PCtrl+Shift+P
SendOption-Shift-SAlt+Shift+S
ScheduleOption-Command-SAlt+Ctrl+S
ShareCommand-UCtrl+U

Shortcuts for exploring

The following shortcuts are available when you're exploring data:

ShortcutMacWindows
Clear filters, clear fields, delete custom fields, and delete table calculationsCommand-KCtrl+K
Clear fields, delete custom fields, and delete table calculationsOption-Command-KCtrl+Alt+K
Get LookMLOption-Command-ACtrl+Alt+A
Download current queryCommand-Shift-LCtrl+Shift+L
Run queryCommand-ReturnCtrl+Enter
Add to dashboardCommand-Shift-ACtrl+Shift+A
Clear cache and run queryCommand-Shift-ReturnCtrl+Shift+Enter
Make publicCommand-Shift-PCtrl+Shift+P
SendOption-Shift-SAlt+Shift+S
ShareCommand-UCtrl+U
Toggle show only selected series in a visualization
Excludes table visualizations
Option-ClickAlt+Click

Shortcuts in the LookML development environment

The following shortcuts are available in the LookML integrated development environment (IDE):

ShortcutMacWindows
Search for fileCommand-JCtrl+J
Show or hide the IDE file browserCommand-BCtrl+B
Fold LookML (all)Option-Command-0Alt+Ctrl+0
Unfold LookML (all)Option-Command-=Alt+Ctrl+=
SaveCommand-SCtrl+S
UndoCommand-ZCtrl+Z
RedoCommand-Shift-ZCtrl+Shift+Z
Toggle commentCommand-/Ctrl+/
Increase indentCommand-]Ctrl+]
Decrease indentCommand-[Ctrl+[
Delete current or selected linesCommand-DCtrl+D
Duplicate line or sectionCommand-Shift-DCtrl+Shift+D
Move current or selected lines upOption-Up ArrowAlt+Up Arrow
Move current or selected lines downOption-Down ArrowAlt+Down Arrow
Collapse or uncollapse selected linesOption-Command-Shift-LAlt+Shift+L
Vertical selectionOption-DragAlt+Drag
Jump to reference definitionOption-ClickAlt+Click
Format fileCommand-Shift-FCtrl+Shift+F
Show or hide LookML quick help and metadata Option-Command-/Alt+Ctrl+/
Show autosuggest tipsControl-SpaceCtrl+Space

Additionally, most of the browser keyboard shortcuts listed here are also available.