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

NO - NOT FIXED.   As of July 16, 2019, on PowerBI Version: 2.70.5494.761 64-bit (June 2019) THIS IS NOT FIXED. 

From everything im reading it seems to be a choice forced onto users by Microsoft developers.   

 

Im amazed such a basic but impactful thing like GUI color is changed without even providing an improvement over the prior color (ie: a way to chose).   This action reveals where the PowerBI Leadership's head is at, their actions reveal their thoughts:  "disregard the humans using our interface, we will dictate what they need, we know better than they do".     GRRRRRRRR.

 

I was just starting to like PowerBI.   Back to TABLEAU for me.

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

Hi Folks,

 

A quick get around  for the Powerbi Dark mode problem.

 

Use the windows 10 Magnifier.

In Options toggle the Invert colours Switch on and set the Magnifier view to full screen.

This will fake a dark mode. You will have to turn it off to view your visualizations in the correct colours, but it does help your eyes.

 

Hope this helps

 

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

 I un-installed and re-installed the PBI but the UI remains as light /white mode ? 

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

Hi @Ellick ,

 

I'm not aware of any hack to change to dark mode. Fortunately Microsoft has announced that the recent ribbon changes enables them to do the following in a future update: 

 

Add the black and dark grey Office themes to Power BI Desktop

 

See the November update video for more info.

 

Kind regards

Rian

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

Yea I cannot dev in anything other than dark mode.  Just compleatly unmotivated to do so.  I hate the bright white and fight it tooth and nail.

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