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Keyboard Shortcuts in Looker

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                                                                                                   MacWindows
Open search barCommand-Shift-KCtrl+Shift+K
Show or hide keyboard shortcut help menu??
Enter or exit Development Mode
This shortcut is overridden when you are in the LookML editor (IDE)
Control-Shift-DCtrl+Shift+D

Shortcuts for Dashboards

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New in Looker 7.12, you can use keyboard shortcuts when viewing or editing dashboards (beta).

The following shortcuts are available when viewing, editing, or creating original dashboards:

Shortcut                                                                                                 MacWindows
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-E
Choose LooksCommand-OCtrl+O
Add textControl-Command-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

The shortcuts available when you are viewing dashboards (beta) and editing dashboards (beta) appear on the dashboards (beta) documentation pages.

Shortcuts for Viewing Looks

The following shortcuts are available when viewing Looks:

ShortcutMacWindows
Edit LookCommand-ECtrl+E
Explore from hereControl-Option-EAlt+Ctrl+E
Edit settingsControl-Command-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 exploring data:

ShortcutMacWindows
Clear current queryCommand-KCtrl+K
Get LookMLOption-Command-ACtrl+Alt+A
Download current queryCommand-Shift-LCtrl+Shift+L
Run queryCommand-ReturnCtrl+Enter
Save as a LookCommand-SCtrl+Shift+S
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
ScheduleCommand-Shift-SAlt+Ctrl+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):

Shortcut                                                                                                 MacWindows
Search for fileCommand-JCtrl+J
Show or hide the IDE file navigation paneCommand-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
FindCommand-FCtrl+F
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 selected linesOption-Command-LAlt+L
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 helpOption-Command-/Alt+Ctrl+/
Show autosuggest tipsControl-SpaceCtrl+Space

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

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