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SteveD
Advocate II
Advocate II

Black border appears around random visuals

A border appears around a random visual when a report page is opened. The screenshot below illustrates a which appears around an icon visual. I've also seen the same behaviour around slicers as well. The border disappears when the focus is changed to another visual or part of a report.

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v-easonf-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi, @SteveD 
As far as I know, the issue has been confirmed internally as a known issue. ICM ID: 347527225.

ETA_for_Fix: 12/31/2022

Power BI users may see black border appearing for some visuals in Power BI service. More details: When we select report page to other page in “Reading view” , it always positions to a random visual and shows a black border for the visual.

It's intermittent and no workaround was found. Engineers are working on the fix.

Please be patient to wait for fixing. 

 

Best Regards,
Community Support Team _ Eason

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Andy_Rath
New Member

Whilst not a fix, it seems possible to control where the black box goes using the Selection Tab Order. If you put an object you don't mind having the box around as the first Tab order object the black box will move there (potentially you could hide that item but I've not tested that far). 

I've given this a go, unfortunately it doesn't work. I tried placing a transparent white square on each tab as the top layer item. When I tried this, I still get black frames on other visuals (not top layer).

CP12
New Member

Still happened as described above. Hopefully fixed soon. No timeline for this?

v-easonf-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi, @SteveD 
As far as I know, the issue has been confirmed internally as a known issue. ICM ID: 347527225.

ETA_for_Fix: 12/31/2022

Power BI users may see black border appearing for some visuals in Power BI service. More details: When we select report page to other page in “Reading view” , it always positions to a random visual and shows a black border for the visual.

It's intermittent and no workaround was found. Engineers are working on the fix.

Please be patient to wait for fixing. 

 

Best Regards,
Community Support Team _ Eason

Any progress made regarding this topic?

Hi, @v-easonf-msft 

As I previously posted, the behavior does not seems to be random. I managed to control which visual is bordered simply by changing the layering of the visuals.

The bordered visual is, as far as I know, the one at the top layer.

Cheers.

Cosmina
Advocate I
Advocate I

I'm getting the same problem. Any solution?

Just out of curiosity, are you still experiencing the same issues? I noticed this a couple of weeks ago on my grouped visuals and it still has not been resolved. 

Yes, we still experiencing this issues in a lot of reports, in many areas... 

Its still there and flagged as a known issue. A fix is scheduled for Nov/Dec.

ruiz07s
Regular Visitor

I'm experiencing the exact same issue, with it occurring about 2 weeks ago. Hoping PBI team fixes this asap, it's quite disconcerting when these black outlines flash on the screen each time you change tabs, especially when doing presentations / demos in Service.

tiagopedro
Frequent Visitor

Hi.

Turns out it is not random. You can check this by editing a report page. Just Ctrl+x then Ctrl+v any visual, save the report and then reopen the page. The visual you just pasted will be the one 'bordered'.

It seem that the 'top' visual (located at the front layer of the page) is auto selected when page is opened.

Cheers.

Ps: actually, that is not always the case though. I managed to do this with some of my reports, but not with all of them. Don't know why.

Ps2: In fact, the issue is related to ordering of the visuals. I wasn't able to reproduce the procedure above within PBI service (maybe because of refresh time, or whatever) but, by editing a report on desktop and reuploading the pbix file to the service, it worked. It's not a solution, but you can at least control which visual will be bordered, until MS fix come along.

For me, it looks like the last visual added is effected by the black border, regardless of layer order. Therefore, just add a small box, then layer behind a larger visual to hide it. That will be pretty annoying to maintain overtime, but I don't see another option.

Interesting.  For me, it is happening to the first visual I added to my reports...

earcelli
Regular Visitor

We noticed the same problem yesterday. Black borders randomly appear around visuals.

Hope MS will fix it soon.

Telstar
Helper I
Helper I

Hi All

Am seeing this happening as well - noticed it just this week

Hopefully MS fix this behaviour

 

Telstar

blopez11
Memorable Member
Memorable Member

We are seeing this as well on various reports

ddk
Frequent Visitor

Same issue.

When clicking on page titles, they randomly get a black border, is if they were "selected".

Same with some visuals on the page (apparently only images/buttons?).

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Glenn_Rasmussen
Regular Visitor

The same is happening for my reports.

MarksmanWaugh
Frequent Visitor

Happening with us as well. 

 

Quite random, happening on different visuals on different pages. 

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