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Wave Success Center by McKinsey

Keyboard Shortcuts

We have compiled keyboard shortcuts that can help you optimize your time as you navigate Wave. There are three main categories: functional, view navigation, and control panel navigation

With the exception of some of the functional shortcuts, you must first use the Wave hotkey to activate the shortcuts. For PC users, this is Ctrl+Shift+X or Ctrl+Alt+X, depending on which sequence you prefer. If you are on Mac, you will use Command+Alt+X or Command+Alt+Shift+X.

When you enter the hotkey, a small keyboard icon will appear in the lower right corner of your view. This means you can now enter the key corresponding to the action you wish to perform. In the example below, the Wave hotkey then L changes the view from pivot to list view.

Keyboard shortcut example.gif

 

Functional shortcuts

 
Find an initiative

Ctrl + Shift + F

-or-

Ctrl + Alt + F

Open a new workbook

Ctrl + O 

-or-

Ctrl + Alt + O

Zoom in Ctrl + =
Zoom out Ctrl + -
Reset to 100% Ctrl + 0 (zero)
Paste a copied workbook URL Ctrl + V
Go back in browsing history Alt + ← (left arrow)
Move forward in browsing history Alt + → (right arrow)

Copy to clipboard 

Note: This will only work for applicable views, e.g. table view

Ctrl + Shift + C

Add new card

Note: The new card will be first type of card listed when you click on Add_icon.png

Ctrl + Shift + X then N

Ctrl + Alt + X then N

Add a new tab to a workbook

Ctrl + Shift + X then E

Ctrl + Alt + X then E

Save a workbook

Ctrl + Shift + X then S

Ctrl + Alt + X then S

Reposition a tab within a workbook

Ctrl + Alt + PgUp to move tab right

-or-

Ctrl + Alt + PgDn to move tab left

Switch to a different tab in an open workbook

Ctrl + Alt + →  to view workbook tab to the right

-or-

Ctrl + Alt + ← to view workbook tab to the left

Switch to a different tab in Dashboard view

 

Ctrl + Alt + → to view dashboard tab to the right

-or-

Ctrl + Alt + ← to view dashboard tab to the left

Switch to a different tab in an open card 

Ctrl + Alt + ↑ to view card tab above

-or-

Ctrl + Alt +  to view card tab below

 

View navigation shortcuts

Switch to list view

Ctrl + Shift + X then L

Ctrl + Alt + X then L

Switch to pivot view

Ctrl + Shift + X then P

Ctrl + Alt + X then P

Switch to Gantt chart view

Ctrl + Shift + X then G

Ctrl + Alt + X then G

Switch to stacked chart view

Ctrl + Shift + X then S

Ctrl + Alt + X then S

Switch to table view

Ctrl + Shift + X then T

Ctrl + Alt + X then T

Go to Dashboard

Ctrl + Shift + X then D

Ctrl + Alt + X then D

Go to Workspace

Ctrl + Shift + X then W

Ctrl + Alt + X then W

Go to About

Ctrl + Shift + X then 

Ctrl + Alt + X then A

Go to Settings

Ctrl + Shift + X then Z

Ctrl + Alt + X then Z

Expand/contract the dashboard or workspace view

Ctrl + Shift + X then B

Ctrl + Alt + X then B

 

Control panel navigation

Go to filter by Filter_icon.png

Ctrl + Shift + X then F

Ctrl + Alt + X then F

Go to measures Aggregation_icon.png

Ctrl + Shift + X then M

Ctrl + Alt + X then M

Go to color by Color_icon.png

Ctrl + Shift + X then C

Ctrl + Alt + X then C

Go to group by Group_icon.png

Ctrl + Shift + X then R

Ctrl + Alt + X then R

Go to sort by Sort_icon.png

Ctrl + Shift + X then O

Ctrl + Alt + X then O

Go to track changes Track_changes_icon.png

Ctrl + Shift + X then H

Ctrl + Alt + X then H

Go to filtered search Search_by_filter.png

Ctrl + Shift + X then J

Ctrl + Alt + X then J

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