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jimmyswoosh Regular Visitor
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How to change Power BI Desktop UI back to dark mode?

Hi Power BI Community,

 

My Power BI Desktop UI's color switch to light/white recently and I can't seem to find the option to switch it back to dark mode. Does anyone know how to?

 

Thanks,

-James

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Re: How to change Power BI Desktop UI back to dark mode?

hi, @jimmyswoosh 

I would suggest you uninstall and reinstall the latest version power bi desktop.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=45331

 

Best Regards,

Lin

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Re: How to change Power BI Desktop UI back to dark mode?

hi, @jimmyswoosh 

I would suggest you uninstall and reinstall the latest version power bi desktop.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=45331

 

Best Regards,

Lin

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jimmyswoosh Regular Visitor
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Re: How to change Power BI Desktop UI back to dark mode?

Thanks @v-lili6-msft ,

 

I updated Power BI Desktop and it didn't work, thought it would replace the old file.

 

When I went to uninstall Power BI, there were two files to uninstall. I uninstalled both of them and re-downloaded/re-installed the app.

 

Everything is good now.

 

Thanks,

-James

Rian_II Frequent Visitor
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Re: How to change Power BI Desktop UI back to dark mode?

Hi,

 

I'm not sure why the solution above was accepted. It is merely a link to download the latest version of Power BI, which is exactly where the Desktop UI version was changed to the light mode.

 

Can you please advise?

 

P.S. I think it was a big mistake introducing the light mode without the option of switching back to dark mode.

jimmyswoosh Regular Visitor
Regular Visitor

Re: How to change Power BI Desktop UI back to dark mode?

Hi @Rian_II ,

 

I marked it as the solution because I reinstalled Power BI and my UI returned back to dark instead of light.

 

It didn't the first time I tried it so I went to "Add or Remove Programs" and uninstalled "Power BI". I saw I had two Power BI apps for some reason, so I uninstalled both of them. Reinstalled Power BI and checked to see if there was only 1 app installed, there is. Open Power BI Desktop, the UI was dark.

briandpeterson Occasional Visitor
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Re: How to change Power BI Desktop UI back to dark mode?

I just opened Power BI up and it's all light. My EYES!!!!!!!

 

Is there no option? I tried uninstalling an re-installing. It's not back to black. I can't find an option, even searched documentation. Was this on purpose? 

Rian_II Frequent Visitor
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Re: How to change Power BI Desktop UI back to dark mode?

Hi @jimmyswoosh ,

 

That's very interesting. If this is true on my PC as well, they must have released a patch to revert to dark mode. I can't see how it can happen any other way (except by re-installing the May version). @v-lili6-msft , can you perhaps shed some light on this (which does not mean "make our Desktop UI light" Smiley Wink )

 

I'll give it a try (i.e. uninstalling and re-installing the very same version) in the next few days and let you know if my dark mode has also returned.

Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: How to change Power BI Desktop UI back to dark mode?

hi, @Rian_II  @briandpeterson 

For Power BI Desktop June 2019 version on June 9, 2019, It is the default mode for power bi desktop.

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-june-2019-feature-summary/

This is designed by power bi product team, we couldn't change it for now.

and we find many users are not comfortable with it these two days.

Please submit your feedback in here, and I think power bi product team will take this seriously.

As a workaround, you could re-installing the May version.

 

Best Regards,

Lin

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jimmyswoosh Regular Visitor
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Re: How to change Power BI Desktop UI back to dark mode?

Hi All,

 

Just want to call out that even though I marked this issue as solved, which it was at the time. Today, I got a notice to update Power BI when I launced it on my desktop. So I went ahead and clicked on the notice and it took me to a page to download. Once installation was completed, I launce Power BI Desktop and guess what...... It's back to white theme again!

 

Does anyone actually like this theme? It burns my eyes.

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