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Power BI Command Shortcuts - Making our UI lives easier

Afternoon Everyone! 😄


I've been wondering for long when I started Power BI, if we can get Microsoft to make our UI lives a bit easier, by creating shortcuts for when we'd like to directly access "New Measure", "Quick Measure", "New Column" and any other clickable buttons that are mainly used by us; so it can ease and speed up our productivity while working.

Instead of going through drop-down menu items when right-clicking the table name in the "Fields" panel; It would also seem to be much better, compared to when you need to press "ALT+Windows Logo" everytime, just for letters to pop up then you enter the capital letter associated to it, then enter again if there's more; just to access a functionality.


For Example:

Shortcuts for


1) "New Measure": "Ctrl+Shift+M",

2) "Quick Measure" : "Ctrl+Shift+Q+M", 

3) "New Column" : "Ctrl+Shift+C",

4) "New Table" : "Ctrl+Shift+T",

5) "New Parameter" : "Ctrl+Shift+P",



1) "Enter Data" "Ctrl+Shift+D",

2) "Transform Data" : "Ctrl+Shift+T+D",

3) "Refresh" "Ctrl+Shift+R"


I may also have some thoughts for the DAX Measures but still in brainstorming process 🤔

But the rest is up to us to figure out all together, everyone pitch in! 😁

Now, I can see these changes reflecting how we'll work positively and be massively productive!


PS: Please bring back the dark UI theme 😥


Thanks to all in advance!


Aly! 👨‍💻

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Community Support

HI @ayfarag102,

I'd like to suggest you take a look at the following document about keyboard shortcuts in power bi:

Keyboard shortcuts in Power BI Desktop - Power BI | Microsoft Docs

Xiaoxin Sheng

Community Support Team _ Xiaoxin
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Hi @v-shex-msft,


Thank you for sharing your response, but it actually isn't what I meant, and I think perhaps you misunderstood the post and what I was trying to address; which is totally different to what you referenced above.


Please re-consider that your solution is the official solution... 

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