Moving an object, one pixel at a time

By Barry Harmsen

The alignment toolbar offers some excellent options to lay out the QlikView objects on your sheet.

Alignment toolbar

However, sometimes you may want to position your objects in a manner that cannot be done with the standard alignment options. Positioning the objects just right with the mouse is very hard, so consider this alternative: when you select an object and hold down the Control button,  you can use the arrow keys to move the object one pixel at a time. Using Control + Shift lets you move the object ten pixels at a time.

About The Author

Barry Harmsen

Hi there, I'm Barry and I'm a Business Intelligence Consultant at Bitmetric and based in the Netherlands. Originally from a background of 'traditional' Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence and Performance Management, for the past 10 years I have been specializing in Qlik and a more user-centric form of BI. I have done numerous QlikView and Qlik Sense implementations in many different roles and industries. In 2012 I co-authored the book QlikView 11 for Developers. You can follow me on Twitter at @meneerharmsen.


  • 1
    October 25, 2010 - 20:44 | Permalink

    Excellent tip…wish I knew this one about a year ago!

  • 2
    August 18, 2017 - 14:52 | Permalink

    Hi barry ,

    one of my application throwing an error when trying to open in production .

    The error is Smart search icon is reflecting as Alphabet F.

    can you please help me with the issue.

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