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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.

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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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David Lu on 13 Oct 2021 18:14:21

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Please let us get the Dark Mode! Still waiting...

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Alejandro Luna on 13 Oct 2021 15:55:43

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This needs to be implemented ASAP, being forced to work with a lamp to your face is not pleasant, give us the option of Light, Dark, Gray modes!

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Hannah Reilly on 14 Sep 2021 16:09:23

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I have a visual impairment that makes light mode very difficult to use. It would be really nice to not have a headache and even blurrier vision at the end of every day because I've been squinting at a wall of white for 8 hours. Microsoft has generally really improved their accessibility tools; it's pretty disappointing to see that neglected for so long here.

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Michael Matherne on 09 Sep 2021 17:21:39

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Checking in 9/9/2021.  The last response from Microsoft was on 3/23/2021- "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!" 

6 months with no updates to the roadmap, even regarding a timeline. 
I'm so confused why dark mode is not an option.  

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Paul OConnor on 31 Aug 2021 08:51:25

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I think it would be fair to say that Microsoft, the PBI development team have made a major health and safety mistake here.

7000 votes over nearly 2 years and you have not implemented it whilst people are complaining about how it affects them.

Microsoft, PBI Team:
Do you not think it is time you did something about this before employees start refusing to use your product due to teh headaches and other issues associated with staring at a light screen all day? At the end of the day, health and Safety is more important than your other dev priorities, surely?

Unhappy Product User

 

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Mark Strait on 30 Aug 2021 21:15:26

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Please fix this.  This should be priority #1 for Power BI Desktop.  The brightness is burning my eyes.  

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Fang Lu on 25 Aug 2021 19:56:13

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I hope this update comes out soon because I don't like the light interface as it gives me eye strains.

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Cynthia Ketcham on 24 Aug 2021 20:06:00

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I am confident that not everyone posting about concerns with the light interface are in the "older" population but I am and I truly struggle with this.   My guess is that the team that came up with the white-on-white interface had no member on it over 50.  The workforce is aging and so are our eyes.  Please do something to help us to continue to grow, learn and remain relevant even as we age.

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Stetson Barnhouse on 23 Aug 2021 14:44:22

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87 pages of comments, over 7000 updates, and this is still "Under review" with no timeline?

Seriously, how hard is it to make your apps' UI conform to Windows' theme settings?

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CHRISTOPHER CREE on 18 Aug 2021 14:14:12

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