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How to change Power BI Desktop UI back to dark mode?

Hi Power BI Community,


My Power BI Desktop UI's color switch to light/white recently and I can't seem to find the option to switch it back to dark mode. Does anyone know how to?




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Community Support

hi, @jimmyswoosh 

I would suggest you uninstall and reinstall the latest version power bi desktop.


Best Regards,


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Hi @Anonymous ,


I'm not aware of any hack to change to dark mode. Fortunately Microsoft has announced that the recent ribbon changes enables them to do the following in a future update: 


Add the black and dark grey Office themes to Power BI Desktop


See the November update video for more info.


Kind regards


Thanks @v-lili6-msft ,


I updated Power BI Desktop and it didn't work, thought it would replace the old file.


When I went to uninstall Power BI, there were two files to uninstall. I uninstalled both of them and re-downloaded/re-installed the app.


Everything is good now.




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