Option to use either light or dark interface.
New Desktop app update installed an almost white user interface. There is zero contrast which is not good for the eyes. I see where some people have requested a light interface so incorporate an option to select either light or dark theme like in the Office apps.
This is on our roadmap but we don’t have a specific timeline to share at this point. We’ll update this when we have more details!
I agree with everyone else who's posted here: the new lighter interface SUCKS! Bring back the dark interface or give us the option to switch between the two.
I have been a PBI user since the beginning and always appreciated the dark theme. I assumed that whomever had designed it that way was a very industry oriented thinker. Since I often have to spend very large amounts of time staring at the screen in order to prepare reports and other visuals. This change to a default of white mode with no way of switching is incredibly awful. It makes me think that changes are being made just for the sake of making a change. I just did a scan of all the Power BI Ideas and didn't come up with a single one that asked for a lighter interface. Don't you have enough things to work on already? We still don't have the ability to create measures when using a Direct Connection. Wouldn't your development budget be better spent on useful updates?
This was the first thing I noticed and tried searching for after installing the latest update. Having the option to toggle between different interfaces (could be more than just dark and light, maybe customizable?) would be great and much easier on the eyes. Now it hurts to look at the screen because it's brighter than the sun.
Dark mode is essential. Right now it burns our eyes
Please allow us to choose whether we want light or dark mode.
lima la commented
Does anyone really think this arbitrary change to white, in a world were everything is getting a dark option, seems something that would make you appreciate Microsoft more, or less?
This used to be the only Microsoft product I really liked. I would now need to start looking at other options now.
I really wished this would have lasted!!
Before I would have give it a score of 100 out of 10!
Now -1000000000000 out of 10.
That happens when users become second class citizens and are pushed into things into which they were not taken into consideration.
I really had so much high hopes for Microsoft with the new leadership and shift towards unix/linux. Now I am no longer sure about it.
Peter Soelberg commented
We really need a dark mode. I'm getting headaches working with the new "light" theme.
Brandon Casas commented
Make dark and light mode an option for the user to decide.
a change which impacts the readability of a program, especially when it comes to people working in brightly-lit offices, without warning or testing in Preview mode?
Jeez this is amateur
Alexa Kung commented
cant agree more!
There needs to be an option to select either a light or dark theme for the UI. Being forced to use the light theme is really frustrating.
Please give us back dark mode! Agh!
Dzung Hoang commented
Please give us the option to change back to dark mode
Please give us the option to change back to dark mode. My organization controls installations so the uninstall/reinstall work around absolutely does not work for me.
Sharon Pay commented
I agree with most of the comments - this new colour scheme is really hard on the eyes.
Why would you make a change like this without the option to switch back or choose the preferred scheme like we can in Visual Studio Tools?
[Deleted User] commented
The worst choice every. Horrible look burning my eyes!
Did you do a user test, before deciding to implement this UX?
Or you just thought it might be a good idea, based on shoulder tapping within enclosed team of few?
Give as at least a choice!!!
Why did you make this change without an option to toggle between the new and old modes? Awful, very hard on the eyes, everything is harder to read. What a step back in usability. Everything else I have runs in dark mode to reduce eye strain, please give us the option here.
I also request the dark mode to be an option as this is too hard on my eyes!
The new "modern" theme looks like an old Windows 98 application. Power BI just went back 20 years in GUI design. Please bring back the Dark theme, it makes the program so much better to work in.
Ryan Lee commented
please at least give the end users the option to switch back to dark mode, thanks!