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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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Nikita Gaidouk on 06 Jul 2020 00:17:01

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we are students in EdX online and ALL of the students are confused by the lecturers. because the course uses the dark theme, and we all have a light theme... it's super confusing and instead of learning, we all struggle for hours trying to figure out the differences.

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Tony Ellis on 06 Jul 2020 00:16:59

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please go back to the old look

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Power BI Ideas Admin on 06 Jul 2020 00:16:48

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Please change this back or add an option to choose which interface someone wants. I HATE the light interface!

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Antonio Palomas on 06 Jul 2020 00:16:40

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Please prioritize this request. It affects our health.

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Power BI User on 06 Jul 2020 00:16:39

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Return the old darker theme.

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Power BI User on 06 Jul 2020 00:16:31

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Come on guys - what's the story with this?

How can you not have a dark mode put together yet!?

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Jerid Fortney on 06 Jul 2020 00:16:04

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I just asked Amir Netz (Technical Fellow and Chief Architect of the Microsoft Business Intelligence (BI)), in our Power BI Partner Community. He laughed, because, obviously he has much bigger fish to fry and generally the call is about major functionality additions / changes. But he literally said that he knows that it's important to the users and that it's a pain point, but that when they have to decide between providing Dark Mode and something like integrating PBI into Teams, they choose the game-changer. I wouldn't expect it in the near future (inside six months). But, it does look like Dark Mode came out for iOS just yesterday, so anything is possible. : )

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Shahzad on 06 Jul 2020 00:16:02

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It seems the Dark Mode was requested exactly one year ago from today and 5184 users are still waiting. Microsoft might be short of developers i guess.

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Power BI User on 06 Jul 2020 00:15:58

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I prefer dark interface!

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Ardian on 06 Jul 2020 00:15:56

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Set a background color for the visual that matches the page background and it will show in focus mode. You can play with transparency too to get the best look if using a background image.

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