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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 Jul 2022 08:30:06

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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Ross Prestwich on 11 Aug 2022 07:44:55

RE: Option to use either light or dark interface.

BW on 6/12/2019 2:59:49 AM


Coming up to 3 years now since request and the only feedback we get is:


Administrator on 7/22/2022 8:30:06 AM
This request is on our roadmap


The date also has been updated on this Administrator post but the text hasn't changed? I guess 3 years development for a standard feature is fine for a billion dollar business Microsoft.






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JB Cor on 09 Aug 2022 02:17:36

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Does anybody know why this item doesn't appear as the top idea for Power BI?


As of 8/8/2022 9:12 CST the top idea here https://ideas.powerbi.com/ideas/ says "Load data from Office 365 Planner to Power BI" and has 3,823 votes but this Idea has 8,072. Not sure why but this should be one of the top items! Microsoft, check your ideas page, it could be bugging out!

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Miguel Pacheco on 21 Jul 2022 13:10:09

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Is there an update on this?

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L D on 19 Jul 2022 03:17:34

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There used to be an option to use desktop in dark mode, why can't it be rolled back out again. Surely its simple to do since it was there to being with?

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David Valerio on 19 Jul 2022 00:49:27

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Please! my eyes are hurting :(

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Javier Fresneda Rivera on 10 Jun 2022 18:55:42

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agreed, power bi should have options to use either mode or just follow system default as the office suite does.

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Howard Renollet on 02 Jun 2022 15:03:05

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Seriously, almost 3 years and still hasn't happened. I'm still fairly new to Power BI in the grand scheme of things, and I'm just extremely disappointed in so many simple things that just don't exist... like source/version control?! Dark mode should be available consistently across all Microsoft apps, version control & history should always be an option, and why can't I connect directly to a service report from Power BI Desktop? Simple, basic things that were available in other applications almost 10 years ago. The Microsoft 365 complete experience is feeling less and less complete the more apps that I use.

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Peter Colley on 26 May 2022 03:39:04

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Literally contract me for a month, I'll implement this?

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Mark R. on 25 May 2022 19:22:38

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Laurence S on 19 May 2022 02:42:46

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I wish there was dark mode. It hurts my eyes! Hope you can add this to the roadmap.

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