What is the Tableau?

The Tableau appears when you open a new tab or click the SmartBox. It's a panel with tiles, which are widgets of your most frequently visited websites. By default, the Tableau has tiles for some Yandex services.

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

Tip. To open a website from the Tableau quickly, use the following keys:
  • In Windows: Ctrl + T followed by Alt + 1, 2....;
  • In macOS:  + T followed by Ctrl + 1, 2....

Here, 1, 2... are the tile numbers on your Tableau (from left to right and from top to bottom).

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

Note. To see more background, select the Minimal mode, which displays only the bottom row of the Tableau tiles. To view the remaining tiles on the Tableau, scroll up.
Change the size of tiles
  • Click next to the Tableau (alternatively, you can right-click any tile).
  • Choose Tile size → Small, Medium, or Large.
Change the Tableau width
  • Right-click any tile.
  • Choose Tableau width → Small, Medium, or Big.

If you choose Fit to browser window when changing the Yandex Browser window size, the tile size will also change.

Tableau appearance

On the new tab, you can see the full or short list of Tableau tiles. To do this:

  1. Tap  → Settings.
  2. Open Interface → Home screen.
  3. Next to Show Tableau, select the option:
    • Full, if you want to see the maximum number of tiles.
    • Compact, if you want to see the minimum number of tiles. To see the rest of the tiles, scroll up.

Automatic selection of sites for the Tableau

When installing Yandex Browser, it automatically creates the Tableau:

  • If you choose data import from other browsers, the Tableau will display sites that you open most often.
  • If you don't import data, the Tableau will display a set of default sites.

Yandex Browser updates the tiles on the Tableau from time to time: it adds sites that you most often look for in the SmartBox or open through the Tableau. To keep the tiles you need at hand, pin them.

If you deleted a site from the Tableau and want to add it again, you will have to do it manually. Such sites are not added to the Tableau automatically.

Add tiles to the Tableau

  1. Open the Tableau.
  2. Next to the Tableau, click   → Add website.
  3. Enter a site that you want to add to Tableau. You can select a site from the lists of Popular or Recently visited sites, or enter a URL manually.

Alternatively, you can click an empty tile on the Tableau and specify the site.

Restriction. You can place up to 24 tiles on the Tableau.
Tip. If the necessary site is open, click the SmartBox on its page and select Add this website to Tableau.

Edit tiles

You can swap tiles using drag and drop.

Switch to the edit mode to manage the Tableau content.

  • For individual tiles: Hover over the tile and click the  icon that appears.
  • For all tiles: click and hold a tile on the Tableau, or click next to the Tableau   → Customize Tableau.
Note. To save the changes after editing, click Done or press Enter.

In edit mode, you can:

Additional editing features
Change the site that a tile links to Click the  icon and type the website URL under the Tableau.
Add the site name to a tile Click , then click Add title under the Tableau, and enter the site name.
Edit the site name on a tile Click  and edit the website name in the line under the Tableau.

Tile folders on the Tableau

You can group tiles into folders. For example, tiles that link to Yandex services are grouped into a single folder by default.

Create a tile folder

Open the Tableau.

  1. Hover over any site tile and drag it onto another site tile. Hold for 1–2 seconds.
  2. A new folder window appears. Place the tile in it.
  3. Close the folder.
  4. Drag all the site tiles that you want to group into the folder.

If there are no tiles that link to the sites you need on the Tableau, create a folder and add tiles to it:

  1. Next to the Tableau, click   → Create folder.
  2. Click Add website and enter the URL or name of the site.
  3. Repeat the action for all sites whose tiles you want to add to the folder.
  4. Close the folder.
Delete a tile 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). Use synching to save different versions of the Tableau on the server. This way, you'll be able to restore any of them.

Restore the Tableau

When reinstalling Yandex Browser, it will restore the previous version of your Tableau or offer to choose from several versions.

To view saved versions and restore the one you want:

  1. Click   → Settings → Restore Tableau.
  2. Select the desired version of the Tableau.
Disable Tableau syncing.
  1. Click   → Settings → Sync settings.
  2. Turn off Tableau.

Tiles disappear from the Tableau

Tiles displayed by the Tableau change because the tile list is formed automatically based on your most frequently visited pages. To avoid losing tiles, pin them.

Pin one tile
  1. Open the Tableau.
  2. Hover over the tile and click . If the “lock” icon is closed , the tile has already been pinned.
Note. To pin a tile, you can also select Pin in the context menu.
Pin multiple tiles
  1. Open the Tableau.
  2. Under the Tableau, click Customize Tableau and select Edit mode.
  3. Pin the tiles by clicking .
  4. Click Finish.

Keyboard shortcuts and mouse gestures for managing the Tableau

Keyboard shortcuts
Open Tableau

Ctrl + T

Go to a site after opening Tableau

Alt + 1, 2...

Open the Tableau and put the cursor in the SmartBox

Ctrl + L

Alt + D


Attention. While doing so, hold down the right mouse button.
Mouse gestures
Open the Tableau and put the cursor in the SmartBox