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How to Disable the "Discover" Pane for Tableau Desktop and Tableau Prep


Published: 02 Nov 2021
Last Modified Date: 02 Nov 2021

Question

How to disable the "Discover" Pane in the right part of the start page for Tableau Desktop and Tableau Prep.

The "Discover" pane is one of the three major areas on the Home screen as you open Tableau Desktop and Tableau Prep​​​​​.
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Environment

  • Tableau Desktop
  • Tableau Prep

Answer

Tableau Desktop

Customize the Discover pane by using an invalid HTTPS URL such as [https://] or [https://localhost]. 
Note: If you use an invalid HTTP URL or invalid string, the default discover pane will show up.

Refer to these steps in Tableau Online Help: 
Configure the Discover pane to show custom content (Tableau Desktop only)

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The Discover Pane for Tableau Desktop will be blank as seen below:
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2. For Tableau Prep
The ability to disable the "Discover" Pane is not currently built into Tableau Prep.
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