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This is a small update, but a very welcome one! You can now (finally) zoom in the DAX editing window, and also use smart guides to align visuals. There are also other minor cosmetic and keyboard updates.
- Changes for the December 2018 update to Power BI
- Smart guides help you to align objects
- Changes to the DAX editor
- Cosmetic changes to the look of Power BI
- Keyboard changes (this blog)
- Features still in preview as of December 2018
Posted by Andy Brown on 13 December 2018
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There are a couple of minor changes to keyboard use (changing how you can work with tables and fields) as explained under separate headings below.
Expanding and collapsing tables
You can press the right or left arrow keys to expand or collapse tables:
|Collapsed table||Expanded table|
This works really well, and you can also use the up and down arrows or the Tab key to move between the table names.
If you're in the field list as shown above, you can also press Alt + Shift + 1 to collapse all of the tables, or Alt + Shift + 9 to expand them all!
Controlling tab order
When a user press the Tab key, they will cycle through the visuals on your page in the order in which they were created:
Presumably pressing Tab here would take us across and then down.
However, you can use the Selection Pane to control this tab order:
Tick this box to show the selection pane.
You can then drag visuals up or down the list:
Click on the Tab Order heading, and drag visuals up or down the list (hidden visuals would appear in a lighter font, since you can't tab to these).
There are a few even more obscure useful accessibility and keyboard changes - you can see the full story here.