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teylyn Regular Visitor
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What determines the order of colors in browsers?

Hi, 

I have a report built with Power BI Desktop and uploaded to the service. It has a map and a bubble chart. They use the same data and slicers .

 

Each browser I use shows different colors and in most cases the colors are not the same for the map and the bubble chart. I have tested with my laptop and with my work environment that is run on a virtual desktop interface via Citrix. 

 

IE 11 on my local laptop has some additional rendering problems that I have not quite worked out. Here is a screenshot comparing the legends of the two visualisations in the different systems.

 

2016-02-12_10-03-21.png

 

What determines the selection and the order of the colors? Why are some browsers using the same colors for the two visuals and others don't?

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teylyn Regular Visitor
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Re: What determines the order of colors in browsers?

IE11 on my laptop had some issues with rendering reports in the Service. After I added powerbi.com to the list of sites to be rendered in Compatibility View, these problems went away. Go figure. I guess my company's GPO settings are causing this behavior.

 

But now, there is yet another combination of colors that I see in the Desktop and in the browser.

 

I'd really like to know what determines the colors. My data set may be pushing the limits. I have a hierarchy of 

 

1st level - 5 categories

2nd level - between 1 and 7 categories

3rd level - between 1 and 12 categories

 

I use slicers to select individual 1st, 2nd and 3rd levels. I often get warnings in the map and (more often) the bubble chart that there are too many values if I don't have a tick in each slicer. 

 

Could the amount of data points be a factor in the legend colors? But why the difference in browsers? And why the difference between visuals?

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