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Power BI: Keyboard Shortcuts

10 January 2019

Something different this week.  Just for those who like that sort of thing, here’s the current list of keyboard shortcuts as cited by Microsoft in various locations for Power BI Desktop.  We’re not saying it’s exhaustive, but we cannot find a better list:

Shortcut Action
ALT + Click Insert cursor in DAX Editor
ALT + Down Arrow key Move line down in DAX Editor
ALT + ENTER New line starting from first of line in DAX Editor (no indent)
ALT + I Restart intellisense
ALT + SHIFT + A To comment / uncomment (toggle) a portion of code
ALT + SHIFT + Down Arrow key Copy line down in DAX Editor
ALT + SHIFT + F10 Move focus to ‘Visual’ menu
ALT + SHIFT + F11 Show data
ALT + SHIFT + Right Arrow key Select nearest word and expand selection in DAX Editor
ALT + SHIFT + Up Arrow key Copy line up in DAX Editor
ALT + Up Arrow key Move line up in DAX Editor
CTRL + ALT + Down Arrow key Enter multiple lines of code at once in DAX Editor
CTRL + ALT + Up Arrow key Enter multiple lines of code at once in DAX Editor
CTRL + C Copy
CTRL + D Highlight the current word, CTRL + D again to find / highlight the same next word. Continue pressing CTRL + D to find / highlight all same words, then start typing to replace all words at once
CTRL + DELETE Delete a word in the DAX Editor
CTRL + ENTER Insert line below in DAX Editor
CTRL + F2 Select all occurrences of current word in DAX Editor
CTRL + F6 Move focus between sections
CTRL + G Go to line number in DAX Editor
CTRL + I Select current line in DAX Editor
CTRL + K + C Comment multiple lines in DAX Editor
CTRL + K + U Uncomment multiple lines in DAX Editor
CTRL + Right Arrow key Interact with a Slicer
CTRL + SHIFT Multi-select
CTRL + SHIFT + B Move an object down in the layering (‘Selection’ pane)
CTRL + SHIFT + ENTER Insert line above in DAX Editor
CTRL + SHIFT + F Move an object up in the layering (‘Selection’ pane)
CTRL + SHIFT + K Delete multiple lines in DAX Editor
CTRL + SHIFT + L Select all occurrences of current selection in DAX Editor
CTRL + SHIFT + S Hide / show (toggle) an object (‘Selection’ pane)
CTRL + SHIFT + \ Jump to matching bracket in DAX Editor
CTRL + SPACE Multi-select objects
CTRL + V Paste
CTRL + ‘+’ Comment / uncomment all lines including a desired word
CTRL + [ Outdent line in DAX Editor
CTRL + ] Indent line in DAX Editor
CTRL + / Comment multiple lines in DAX Editor
CTRL + \ Uncomment multiple lines in DAX Editor
ENTER Select or de-select an object
F6 Activate ‘Selection’ pane
Left Arrow key Collapse a single table
Right Arrow key Expand a single table
SHIFT + ENTER Creates line break with auto-indent
SHIFT + F10 Open a context menu
SHIFT + TAB Move focus backward in section or decrease indent (context specific)
SHIFT + ? Show keyboard shortcuts
SPACE Select or de-select an object
TAB Move focus forward in section
Windows Context Key + F10 Open a context menu

If you have any to add, let us know at contact@sumproduct.com and we’ll happily add them to this list!

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