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Pages pane - any option in Desktop?



This is kind of a cross between Desktop, Service and potentially Issues, but will post here in the first instance. After the new look was imposed within the service, in the absence of any global tenant option that I could see, I've had to go into every report in the service and turn on this option:




Three simple reasons - our end users do not like change, our end users are used to Excel and seeing different bits of a report at the bottom as you would do separate worksheets within a workbook, and frankly the new pane takes up too much room on a screen.


I go to modify a report in Desktop this morning to add in a new data source, and publish it. Irritatingly, upon publishing, this pages pane option has switched back to the default of showing the pages pane when I had set it not to. Questions I have are:


a) Is there an option within Power BI Desktop anywhere that indicates how the report should be displayed within the Service that I'm missing?

b) Is there a global option within the Service to select whether the pages pane should be on or off?

c) Should the Service be changing the option like this when a new version of a report is published, or is this a bug?


It will clearly get extremely irritating very quickly if we need to change settings on a report every single time we make modifications to it, so I hope it's something I've overlooked, I just fear it isn't and it's like this by design

Super User III
Super User III

I think Microsoft just forgot to remove that setting from the service 😞

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