Tableau

What is Tableau?

When you open a new tab or click on SmartBox, Tableau opens (a panel with widgets from the websites you visit most often). By default, Tableau has widgets for some Yandex services.

To go to a site, click on its widget (its logo appears on it and, in cases where the widget leads to the homepage, the site name displays there as well).

Tip. To open a widget quickly from Tableau, use keyboard shortcuts:
  • In Windows: click Ctrl + T, and then Alt + 1, 2...,
  • In macOS: click  + T, and then  Ctrl + 1, 2...,

(where 1,2...is the widget number on Tableau (from left to right and top to bottom).

You can manually set which widgets are included in Tableau and the order they are in.

Note. You can increase the size of widgets on Tableau by disabling the Yandex.Zen recommendation feed.

Automatic site selection for Tableau

During browser installation, sites are selected for Tableau based on the viewing histories you import from other browsers (the sites you open most frequently will be included on Tableau). If you didn't import any viewing histories during installation, Tableau will display a default selection of sites.

Yandex.Browser periodically updates the widgets on Tableau that you didn't pin. Sites that you search for most frequently in SmartBox or open using Tableau are added.

Sites deleted from Tableau manually will no longer be added automatically to it. To return this type of site to Tableau, add it yourself.

Add widgets to Tableau

  1. Open Tableau.
  2. Click Add under Tableau.
  3. Enter the site that you want to add a Tableau widget for. You can select a site from the lists of Popular or Recently visited sites, or else enter an address manually.
Restriction. You can add up to 20 widgets to Tableau.

Edit widgets

Switch to edit mode to manage Tableau contents.

  • For single widget — click and hold it on Tableau, or hover over the widget and click the its icon .
  • For all widgets — Click Customize layout under Tableau.
Attention. Make sure you save changes when you exit edit mode. To do this, click Finish at the bottom of the screen.

In editing mode you can:

Additional editing functions
Change the landing site for a widgetClick the icon and type the website URL under Tableau.
Add a site name to a widgetClick and then click Add label beneath Tableau and enter the site name.
Edit the name of site on a widgetClick and edit the page name in the line under Tableau.
Additional editing functions
Change the landing site for a widgetClick the icon and type the website URL under Tableau.
Add a site name to a widgetClick and then click Add label beneath Tableau and enter the site name.
Edit the name of site on a widgetClick and edit the page name in the line under Tableau.

Sync Tableau

Your Tableau is generated separately for each of your devices (since your favorite sites may differ on each of your devices).

To find out what widgets are pinned to your Tableau on any of your synced devices:

  1. In the SmartBox, enter browser://devices-tabs/.
  2. Select the folder with the device name. Sites pinned to Tableau are located at the top of the list that opens.
Disable Tableau syncing.
  1. Click   → Syncing.
  2. In the Syncing section, click Show settings.
  3. Uncheck the Tableau option.

That way the sites that are pinned to your Tableau will not display on your Other devices tab.

Tableau after reinstalling your OS

If you reinstalled your OS on your computer and then your browser, Tableau will update and display default widgets. Thanks to syncing, however, you can view a list of sites that were pinned to Tableau before reinstallation (the list is linked to the device name).

  1. In the SmartBox, enter browser://devices-tabs/.

    The Other devices tab opens.

  2. In the device list, click the folder with the name of your computer before your OS was reinstalled. The list of sites pinned to Tableau before reinstallation will open.
  3. If there is no such folder, then it probably means that the name of your computer didn't change after the reinstallation. In this case, your browser doesn't consider your computer to be a new device and will not display a folder containing data from before the reinstallation. You can rename your computer by going to Control panel → System and security → System → Advanced system settings → Name of computer and then waiting a bit for your data to sync with the server. Then go to the Other devices tab and open the folder with the old name of your computer.

Widgets disappear from Tableau

Widgets displayed on Tableau change because the list is formed automatically from the pages that you visit most often.

To make a widget stay in the same place, you can pin it:

  1. Open Tableau.
  2. Click Customize layout under Tableau.
  3. Pin a widget by clicking . If the “lock” on the icon is locked , it means the widget has already been pinned.
  4. Click Done.
Note. You can also pin a widget from the context menu by selecting Pin.

Where did the links above Tableau go?

There used to be a panel with links for Downloads, Recently closed, Extensions, and Other devices above Tableau. Now the interface is different.