What is the Tableau?

When you open a new tab or click in the SmartBox , you see the Tableau — a panel with widgets of your most frequently visited websites. By default, the Tableau has widgets for some Yandex services.

To navigate to a site, click its widget (it displays the logo and, if the widget opens a page different from the home page, the page name).

Tip. To open the desired widget on the Tableau quickly, use the following keys:
  • on Windows: Ctrl + T followed by Alt + 1, 2...,
  • on macOS: + T followed by Ctrl + 1, 2...,

where 1, 2... are the widget numbers on the Tableau (counting left-to-right and top-to-bottom).

You can manually configure the set and sequence of widgets on the Tableau.

Note. To change the size of your Tableau, right-click on any widget and select Tableau size → Regular size or Tableau size → Enlarged. If you select the Tableau size → Fit to browser window, then the widgets will become smaller when you reduce the browser window.

Automatic selection of sites for the Tableau

During the installation process, the browser selects the sites for the Tableau based on the history imported from other browsers: the sites you've visited most often are added to the Tableau. If you haven't imported the history during installation, the Tableau displays the default set of sites.

Yandex Browser periodically updates Tableau widgets that you have not pinned. It adds the sites that you most often search for in the SmartBox or open from the Tableau.

Sites that have been manually removed from the Tableau will no longer be added to it automatically. To put a site like this back on the Tableau, add it yourself.

Add widgets to the Tableau

  1. Open the Tableau.
  2. Under the Tableau, click Add → Site.
  3. Enter a site that you want to add to a Tableau widget. You can select a site from the lists of Popular or Recently visited sites, or enter an address manually.
Restriction. You can place up to 20 widgets on the Tableau.

Edit widgets

Switch to the edit mode to manage the Tableau content.

  • For a single widget: click and hold it on Tableau, or hover over the widget and click the icon on it.
  • For all widgets: click Customize Layout under the Tableau.
Attention. Make sure you save changes when you have finished editing. To do this, click Finish at the bottom of the screen.

In edit mode, you can:

Additional editing features
Change the site a widget links to Click and type the website URL in the box under the Tableau.
Add the site name to a widget Click , then click Add Label under the Tableau and enter the site name.
Edit the site name on a widget Click and edit the website name under the Tableau.

Widget folders on the Tableau

You can group widgets into folders. For example, widgets linking to Yandex services are grouped into a single folder by default.

Create a widget folder
  1. Open the Tableau.
  2. Under the Tableau, click Add → Folder.
  3. Click Add and specify the site.
    Note. Repeat the action for all sites whose widgets you want to add to the folder.
  4. Tap .
Delete a widget folder
  1. Open the Tableau.
  2. Hover the mouse cursor over a folder.
  3. In the upper-right corner of the folder, click .

Sync the Tableau

Your Tableau is generated separately for each of your devices (since your favorite sites may differ on each of your devices). However, the data on your Tableausynch between devices, so you can view the widgets pinned to the Tableau on any of them:

  1. In the SmartBox , enter browser://devices-tabs/.
  2. Select the folder with the device name. Sites pinned to the Tableau are located in the upper part of the list that opens.
Disable Tableau syncing.
  1. Click  → Settings → Sync settings.
  2. Disable the Tableau option.

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

Restore the Tableau

If you use Yandex Browser on multiple computers and syncing is enabled, different Tableaus are saved in the cloud. When reinstalling Yandex Browser, it will restore the previous version of your Tableau or offer one available.

To view saved versions and restore the one you want:

  1. Click  → Settings → Restore Tableau.
  2. Select the desired version of the Tableau.

Widgets disappear from the Tableau

Widgets displayed by the Tableau change because the widget list is formed automatically based on your most frequently visited pages.

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

  1. Open the Tableau.
  2. Under the Tableau, click Customize layout.
  3. Pin the widget by clicking the icon. If the “lock” icon is closed , the widget has already been pinned.
  4. Click Finish.
Note. You can also pin a widget by selecting Pin in the context menu.

Where are the links that were above the Tableau?

Previously, there was a panel above the Tableau containing the links Downloads, Recently closed, Extensions and Other devices. The interface has changed.

Keyboard shortcuts and mouse gestures for managing the Tableau

Hold down the right mouse button to perform gestures. Then release the button after you complete the gesture.

Keyboard shortcuts
Open Tableau

Ctrl + T

Go to a site after opening Tableau

Alt + 1, 2...

Open the Tableau and put the mouse cursor in the SmartBox

Ctrl + L

Alt + D


Mouse gestures
Open the Tableau and put the mouse cursor in the SmartBox