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  1. Allow tooltip to visually identify which series has triggered it

    Tooltips are a great interactive feature, but if you have a visual with a field in Legend, then it can be hard to determine quickly which item in the tooltip list corresponds to which point on a visual.

    It would be real handy to have the series name in a tooltip visually indicate that this is the series that the user is hovering over. (Or perhaps has filtered on)

    9 votes
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  2. PLEASE ALLOW TO REVERT BACK TO THE DARK MODE - POWER BI Desktop

    PLEASE ALLOW TO REVERT BACK TO THE DARK MODE - POWER BI Desktop. (Our users are complaining)

    40 votes
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  3. Add a Design Ideas Button like PowerPoint

    PowerPoint has a Design Ideas button that you click and it suggests different layouts. Would be cool to have the same thing in Power BI desktop

    17 votes
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  4. Allow to sort the drillthrough pages

    It would be nice if allow to sort the drill through pages. Currently we cannot change the sort order of the drill through pages and they show as the page created order.

    50 votes
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  5. Disable auto calculation of measures in desktop

    I would like the ability to temporarily disable the calculation of measures in PowerBI Desktop, something like the manual calculation option in Excel. I have large data models with dozens of measures each, and when I create a new measure it takes a long time to do. The more measures I add, the longer it takes.

    38 votes
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  6. Selection Pane Show/Hide buttons need to be more easily visually distinguishable

    With large numbers of objects in a dashboard, it can be difficult to easily scan and identify which are hidden and which are not in the Show/Hide pane, because the only difference between the icons is a diagonal line.

    I would like to see either the same icons as PowerPoint used (with a dash for hidden, eye for visible) and/or highlighting of the visible ones by making them appear backlit.

    7 votes
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  7. Option to FORMAT() values as numbers (not strings)

    The FORMAT() function should be extremely flexible for conditionally formatting measures based on slicers and so on. But right now not even chart visuals agree with it. Please fix it? Pretty please?

    207 votes
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  8. Power BI collaborative development

    allows multiple developers to work collaboratively on the same PBIX.

    Idea could be separate back-end (advanced editor) and fron-end (modelling and report design) or allows the possibility to merge more than one pbix.

    742 votes
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  9. Add the OneDrive and SharePoint connections as option to Open

    Please Power BI Filks, Add the OneDrive and SharePoint connections as option to Open my PBIX Files http://go.helpbi.com/addtheonedrivesharepointto_pbi

    31 votes
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  10. Field pane should indicate which items are used in filters

    When you select a Power BI visual the Fields pane shows ticks for all the items used in that visual. However, it doesn't show where a Visual level Filter is applied, so it's not the full story. Ideally it should also flag Page Level and Report level filters that are impacting that visual

    https://twitter.com/wynhopkins/status/1219465449798172672?s=20

    7 votes
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  11. Allow to fully hide the ribbon in (the new UI of) Power BI Desktop

    I like the new ribbon experience (and I am getting faster and faster in finding the stuff I need :-) ).

    Unfortunately I did not discover a way to fully hide the ribbon. This is possible in all Office applications I know and is also possible with the "old" UI. I like to have as much space available as possible for the report.
    Double-clicking a menu item did not lead to the desired effect.

    (The little icon on the right end of the ribbon only allows to minimize the buttons, but not to fully hide the ribbon.)
    Did I miss…

    5 votes
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  12. There should be option to enable or disable the x/y axis lable concatenation when using drill down in clustered bar chart visual.

    There should be option to enable or disable the x/y axis lable concatenation occurring when using drill down or hierarchy in clustered bar chart visual.As we have option available in cluster column chart visual to on/off x axis concatenation.

    4 votes
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  13. Organization Approved Themes

    Now that themes are out of preview and the Product Team has included themes in the Desktop tool the next thing to add to this is to have a section for organization approved themes. Since many companies have branding guidelines this would be an easy way for admins to load these themes and allow end users to pick from them to create consistency.

    288 votes
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  14. Display which query/queries have changed before Apply Changes

    Please give us the ability to see which of the existing PowerQuery queries have changed before applying changes, when it says "There are pending changes in your queries that haven't been applied."

    Therefore, we could find if we had changed them by error or intentionally. E.G.: "There are pending changes in your queries (Table1, Table2) that haven't been applied."

    3 votes
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  15. Eraser for Search in Slicer gone if Header hidden

    if you turn off the Header for a slicer with text in the field, the eraser vanishes from the Search box so there is no way to clear it. Turning on Titles doesn't fix it either. You must leave the Header on.

    Seems like a bug.

    424 votes
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  16. Allow hiding or customizing count of rows display in Filters pane

    When value is added to Filters pane, Power BI automatically displays count of rows for each value. Please allow hiding this count or adding customized count.

    7 votes
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  17. Allow rotation on text boxes

    Text box should have an option to configure rotation ( ex. 90 degrees for vertical text)

    8 votes
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  18. Adjust Xpos, Y-pos, Height and Width right from the ribbon formatting pane

    It would be real handy if we could adjust X pos, Y pos, height, and width right from the ribbon as per this Twitter thread: https://twitter.com/InsightsMachine/status/1235700978613014529

    (This would be better than what PowerPoint and Excel give - they don't allow you to adjust X pos and Y pos right from the ribbon)

    4 votes
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  19. Single Select slicers should have option to single select OR select everything

    For Slicers in "Multi-select with CTRL" mode AND the Select All option, that Select All option should work exactly as the Clear Selections option does that appears as a pop-up option in the Slicer header.

    But it doesn't. Instead:
    After "Clear All", if users click 1 item, only 1 item is selected. Good.

    After "Select All", if users click 1 item, N - 1 items are selected. They multi-selected without CTRL, but didn't want this.

    Clicking the Select All option puts the slicer into "Multiselect without CTRL" mode.

    That "Multi-select with CTRL" option should mean that the user HAS to…

    4 votes
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  20. Deleting/copying/moving mutliple pages at once

    Allow for deletion/movement/selection of multiple pages at once, as you are able to in Excel. This is critical on reports that need to be revamped.

    100 votes
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