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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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Mark Strait on 15 May 2021 11:43:16

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What is the status on this? This is much needed.

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Natalie Bogda on 12 May 2021 13:40:48

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My eyes hurt

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Ugo Marsolais on 28 Apr 2021 18:08:58

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Hard to understand why this is taking so long to implement even though it is massively voted for. It's been sitting there for 2 years and still only an Under Review status? Does this require a massive rewrite of the code or what?

Ironically, there was a time not too long ago that the Desktop app was actually dark. Then suddenly, just when dark mode was becoming the rage all over with dark mode versions released by Android, iOS, MS Office, then Power BI releases and forces on everyone a unique, blindingly white screen.

Go figure.

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Brandy Olsen on 27 Apr 2021 22:51:08

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Please please please! I'm in Power BI editor 15 hours a day and it is literally killing me. I can't see with this white white and white everywhere with no contrast. It's very painful. This small change shoudln't be had to accomplish. What is the delay?

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YILMAZ DALKIRAN on 23 Apr 2021 20:37:33

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Dark theme please

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Dylan White on 15 Apr 2021 16:36:13

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The fact that it's been "under review" for 18 months is quite irritating, given that it's clearly wanted by the community and isn't an extravagant feature request (especially since this feature was already available in 2018!). I really want to emphasize that this simple change would make Power BI much more usable to me.

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Michael Quimpo on 10 Apr 2021 22:49:14

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Any updates on the when we'll get the dark mode?

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Timothy Breckenridge on 08 Apr 2021 14:41:37

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dark mode please already....

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Aaron Waldman on 31 Mar 2021 00:11:21

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So let me get this straight... Power BI used to have a dark theme. Taken away in 2019 or so. Immediately became a request and has been under review for what... two years now? This isn't crazy functionality this is just asking for a dark interface. This blinding white is sincerely unusable.

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Dragan Milosevic on 15 Mar 2021 15:40:32

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Please add dark mode to all products, this light mode is killing our eyes and wasting energy....

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