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Disable visual highlighting and interactions

When clicking on certain elements of a visual, I can control the interaction this selection has on other visuals within the report, but I was wondering if there is the ability to completely disable the clickability of a visual? I don't want the end users to be able to click on the visual at all, so neither the selected visual or other visuals would be highlighted? Tooltips should still be viewable on hover.

This feature should be available for use in both service and desktop.

More information on the unsuccessful attempts people have made trying to achieve this with graphs/charts can be found here:

http://community.powerbi.com/t5/Desktop/Disabling-chart-highlighting-and-interactions/m-p/420353#M193201

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  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I add a big transparent square and move it forward, so the user will click on it instead the data itself.

  • Hugo commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please please work on this feature, it´ll make a big difference for end users.. Thanks for the big support

  • RLurquin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please add! Field users get confused as to what they are filtered on... this feature will stop that confusion. Thanks.

  • Darrel Fontenot commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    PLEASE ADD! Think about this... currently if there are 30 visuals on a page and you don't want any interaction, you must choose each one and then turn off the other 29. That's 870 clicks!!! And if any of the visuals overlap, you can't even click to turn off interaction without first bringing it to front or moving/resizing.

  • Mark Skilling commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is needed urgently. I am creating some quite complex reports with repeated, but slightly different slicers which need to interact with different charts. For each item I have to go through and disable interactions with dozens of objects on the page - and for many of them I have to resize the item just to get to the interaction items.
    This whole UI for interactions needs some serious work to improve it.

  • Lee commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Agree, very frustrated to change interactions for each and every visual manually. Especially when it's a dummy slicer that should not interact with anything. Turning off interactions in bulk will also improve performance of the reports.

  • Samyr Moises commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Just one more easy and effective way to disable all the interactions in one page could be great!

  • Muhammad Omer commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I am not sure why this option is not there, i have wasted 3+ hours today for interactions with the page with 50+ visuals. This could have done in 15 minutes with this option.

  • Mohammad Farroukh commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We need a disable all interactions feature asap, doing this manually where you have 10s of visuals is a nightmare!

  • Thomas C. commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    A simple Control + Click which sets the same Filter/Highlight/None interaction between the selected visualization and all other eligible visuals on the page would be an immense time/frustration saver.

    As the original poster laments, navigating these selections within a compact design is problematic.

  • Poppy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    There is a setting I have just found under options > CURRENT FILE >> Query Reduction, the tick disabling cross highlighting/filtering by default. Might help here.

  • gli commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I have the same issue too , this is too important, currently MS supply the feature of interaction so that I can say do not filter other visuals when I click this visual, however, the MS does not give me expect feature, when I click the visual, other visuals get back to "no fitler" status which means they lost their original filter, this is too bad.

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