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!
Josh E commented
I don't know who in their right mind thought making the entire interface white was an even REMOTELY intelligent idea but they should be fired. Period. End of story.
please bring back dark mode.
Will hold off upgrading until Dark mode is available again
Charles-Antoine Bonin commented
I agree with this post!! White is so tough on the eyes. Having an option to select the theme is MANDATORY at this stage.
Please, please, please bring back dark mode. The new bright mode is super low contrast and hard to look at. Dark mode was excellent.
Pau Tur commented
It's not only that I personally think that light mode is a terrible design decision, it's the fact that the users have less options to choose from. We need the dark mode back ASAP.
Switch it back to dark (or at least give the option). This is ridiculous - I feel like I'm in a Manfred Mann song.
Robin Powell commented
Another vote for this. Fair enough, add a light scheme, taking away the dark one entirely is very silly though.
Cannot agree more. after 1 day working on the new version, I am almost blind...turn back to the dark one ASAP, please!!!!!
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.