Navigating the canvas

How to get around the canvas

Zoom in/out

  • Using a trackpad - a two-finger pinch gesture

  • Using a mouse - hold Ctrl / Cmd and scroll

  • Using a keyboard - the + / - keys


  • Using a trackpad - a two-finger scroll in any direction

  • Using a mouse - hold the space key and drag in any direction. Or scroll to pan up/down, or scroll while holding the Shift key to pan left/right.

  • Using the hand tool - press the H key to switch to the Hand tool, then drag to pan.


The canvas contains an undo stack that allows you to undo or redo changes you've made:

  • Undo - Ctrl / Cmd + Z

  • Redo - Ctrl / Cmd + Shift + Z

The canvas UI

Located at the bottom of the screen, the toolbar contains all of the options for inserting content into the canvas.

On the left-hand side of the screen, the data sidebar shows all of the schemas and tables in your databases, as well as the cells in your canvas. Anything in the data bar is a valid query target.

Design sidebar

On the right-hand side of the screen, the design sidebar shows the controls for modifying the canvas or any selected objects. Controls here may be disabled or hidden depending on your canvas role.

Canvas controls

In the upper right, canvas controls contain items like reporting options, query caching and sharing.

Help menu

The help menu located in the lower right contains links to documentation, release notes and our in-app chat support.

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