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Option to use either light or dark interface.

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BW on 12 Jun 2019 02:59:49

New Desktop app update installed an almost white user interface. There is zero contrast which is not good for the eyes. I see where some people have requested a light interface so incorporate an option to select either light or dark theme like in the Office apps.

Administrator on 22 Jan 2024 08:30:53

This request is on our roadmap, but we don't have timelines to share yet. We'll update this idea when there are more details to share. Thank you!

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Jay on 05 Jul 2020 23:51:22

RE: Option to use either light or dark interface.

Must have dark theme!

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J. S. on 05 Jul 2020 23:51:21

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My eyes :(

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Donna-Marie on 05 Jul 2020 23:51:21

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Please give us an option to choose which theme we prefer - i find this light theme garish and hurts my eyes after i have been using the dark theme for so long :(

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Power BI Ideas Admin on 05 Jul 2020 23:51:21

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The worst choice every. Horrible look burning my eyes!
Did you do a user test, before deciding to implement this UX?
Or you just thought it might be a good idea, based on shoulder tapping within enclosed team of few?

Give as at least a choice!!!

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Power BI Ideas Admin on 05 Jul 2020 23:51:21

RE: Option to use either light or dark interface.

The worst choice every. Horrible look burning my eyes!
Did you do a user test, before deciding to implement this UX?
Or you just thought it might be a good idea, based on shoulder tapping within enclosed team of few?

Give as at least a choice!!!

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David Molyneux on 05 Jul 2020 23:51:21

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Finding it difficult to work using the light menus on the new version, please go back to dark or give an option to select light or dark menu theme. I don't want to revert to an earlier version because I'm already using some of the new features (which are excellent)

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Power BI User on 05 Jul 2020 23:51:19

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Why did you make this change without an option to toggle between the new and old modes? Awful, very hard on the eyes, everything is harder to read. What a step back in usability. Everything else I have runs in dark mode to reduce eye strain, please give us the option here.

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Yeneneh Abebe on 05 Jul 2020 23:51:19

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Please revert!!!

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Celeste Chessaborough on 05 Jul 2020 23:51:17

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I think the light theme would have been much better received were you not taking away the choice from users. Many of us prefer a darker theme and find it easier on our eyes. While the light theme looks great, I feel less eye strain and am less prone to headaches when working with a dark theme. My Office theme is also set to dark. Please consider including a dark theme and allowing users to decide what works best for them.

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Ryan Lee on 05 Jul 2020 23:51:17

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please at least give the end users the option to switch back to dark mode, thanks!

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