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  1. Allow users to set Shape Width/Height below 40 in Width/Height Well

    Power BI will let you manually size shapes down to 14 x 14. But if you try to use the Width/Height well to change size, it won't let you go below 40 if you're above, and won't let you go up from < 40 if you're below.

    There are very good reasons why we might want to go down to 14 or even lower, as per this Twitter thread:
    https://twitter.com/InsightsMachine/status/1221643437541212160

    14 votes
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  2. Add clear or X for text string in search bar (field list or format options etc.) in Power BI Desktop and EVERYWHERE

    The current situation in Power BI Desktop is that you have to delete the entered strings manually to enter something new.

    So:
    1. click in the search bar
    2. delete individual letters (many clicks) or mark them
    3. Press delete

    These are sometimes 5-6 clicks until the new string can be entered ... with an X this can be done with one click!!

    Please add this little function!

    Like this: https://ibb.co/MsTjgtm

    4 votes
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  3. Comprehensive theme editor is required for Desktop

    Report themes are great. For quite some time we have been able to build JSON file that describe themes. At first they were relatively simple, but have evolved to include theming options for virtually every aspect of a report.

    The September 2019 edition of Power BI Desktop introduces a massive number of additions to theming. There are now so many that simple, textual JSON file editing is now impractical. We NEED a graphical theme editor.

    Power BI Desktop itself could act as the editor with one simple feature addition. Export current visual settings to a theme file (JSON). With that,…

    36 votes
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  4. diagnostic power query

    Power Query - no elevated admin rights for Diagnostic tool

    Currently the diagnostic tool needs to be run as admin. Even though I have local admin on my machine, that still doesn't work. Highly elevated rights are not common in large organisation, so can you please remove this need? You can to re-program the executable future releases and make it work for standard users with limited access rights in a locked-down environment.

    22 votes
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  5. Bring Back the Quick Access Toolbar for Power BI Desktop Preview

    It was recently learned that the Quick Access Toolbar will be removed from the next public preview of the new Power BI Desktop program using the new toolbar experience. Link to Discovery ( https://twitter.com/kimmanis/status/1182753802270560258?s=20 )

    The Quick Access toolbar is needed to speed up report development. Please release the Power BI Desktop with new toolbar that includes the Quick Access Toolbar....

    See article on how it is best used today.. https://powerbi.tips/2019/07/quick-access-toolbar-for-the-win/

    28 votes
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  6. 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.

    62 votes
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  7. Add an HTML Data Category

    Currently we can categorize a data column as a Web URL, an image URL, barcode and a number of geographic categories. These choices affect how the data is rendered in reports.

    What we need is a new category - HTML. Whenever an HTML field is rendered, it could do so using full fidelity HTML in visuals like tables, cards, etc. This would solve a number of needs for things like an HTML visual, hyperlink support in tables etc.

    5 votes
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  8. "Stop Refresh" in Power BI Desktop - (Stop Refresh for Model and Visuals)

    When Power BI Desktop gets loaded with certain amount of data and 10-15 measures are created. Power BI starts to be really slow.

    It would be good to have a feature to say - "Stop Refresh"

    Once option is on, you would be allowed to create measures, visuals without immediate change. And as this change is not happening the perfromance would not be an issue anymore.

    Once you create your measures, you un-stop the model and everything get's recalculated.

    28 votes
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  9. View (and possibly even edit) Measure code when hovering over them in the Values well

    Wouldn't it be cool if you could see and possibly even amend a Measure simply by hovering or right-clicking over a measure used in a Values well in a visual.

    Why, this would save you having to go hunt for it in the Fields pane!

    8 votes
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  10. RLS it is not respecting Dax functions

    When we use Report level filters in the report it is working as expected as Dax function result but when we use RLS it is not respecting Dax('All' and few other filter functions).

    We have a report with report level filters. The report also includes Dax functions that summarize data into benchmark values that ignore the report level filters. When we apply RLS, the Dax functions no longer are able to ignore the report level filters.

    Please make sure functions should work all times.

    15 votes
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  11. Images should have Locked Aspect Ratio

    When I add an image to Power BI Desktop, the default setting is that the Aspect Ratio is not locked. This makes the process of scaling the image to a suitable size behave in an inconsistent way compared to (say) PowerPoint. If you turn on "lock aspect ratio", then the image scales correctly and consistently with other office applications.

    Most images should be scaled with a locked aspect ratio.

    77 votes
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  12. Allow formatting of series in formatting pane even if display is suppressed via DAX

    I often use DAX to dynamically show/hide series via a SWITCH function telling them to return BLANK() in response to a disconnected slicer. So not all measures in the visual's Measures pane series will be displayed at any one time.

    Unfortunately, #PowerBI only exposes formatting options for series that do display. Meaning I can't format these DAX-suppressed series until I make them appear.

    This often means I have to change DAX just to format a series, then change the DAX back.

    Please expose formatting options for ALL measures that are in the Values pane regardless of whether they currently appear…

    3 votes
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  13. Right to left full support

    Full support for right to left language as its supported on other Microsoft products. Text alignment while using Hebrew and English together in paragraph changes the words order.
    Please add attributes for text direction and text alignment.

    20 votes
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  14. Prompt the User Before Creating a Hierarchy When Fields are Dragged Onto Each Other

    How many times have you dragged a field onto another field by mistake and have it create a hierarchy?

    It happens quite often. Usually I am trying to drag the field to the Visualization pane but fail to hold the mouse button. And lo and behold it creates a hierarchy. (Which I then have to delete. But sometimes I do not even notice that I accidentally created a hierarchy).

    It would be nice if a prompt came up, asking if we want to create a Hierarchy.

    180 votes
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  15. Identity Profiles for Power BI Desktop

    An increasing number of features are being tied to a user's identity in Power BI Desktop. Live connections to datasets connect to the tenant that is currently logged in. Persistent custom visuals and organizational visuals are tied to it, and even the Most Recently Used list seems to be affected. This gets very confusing for anyone that works with multiple tenants. Opening a direct connected report when currently logged into the wrong tenant is an exercise in futility.

    I propose that Power BI Desktop implement the concept of profiles, as seen in Chrome and the new Microsoft Edge. It would…

    6 votes
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  16. Default measure format to comma and zero decimals

    Every time I create a measure I have to format it as “,” and 0 decimals. This appears to be the most common format and it would make sense to make this the default.

    380 votes
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  17. About visualization-filled-maps-choropleths

    In visualization-filled-maps-choropleths, it is not possible to do color-paint for each city.
    (For states in the United States and prefectures in Japan it is possible, though).
    I would be happy if I could do color-paint for each city.

    5 votes
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  18. Add search field in the currency formatting tab.

    Whenever I need to format a column in the real currency format R $ it is necessary to drop all the
    options until you find the R $ format. Sometimes it takes time. There are analysts who work with
    several types of currency formats not to mention that when you close Power BI we have
    to search for the currency format again. It would be interesting to add a search field in the format tab
    currency, so we would find the desired format faster.

    The survey can be added at the top once the menu is displayed.

    5 votes
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  19. Column Width for Table & Matrix Visuals

    Can we have fixed column width for default Table and Matrix Visuals ? I see this feature available in "Financial Reporting Matrix by Profitbase".

    3 votes
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  20. 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)

    11 votes
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