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Each month I try to use it and every time have to turn this off.
It's like as if who develops it doesn't use it at all. Otherwise they would experience all kinds of problems:
* "build visual pane suddenly collapses when clicking on an object other that visual and it takes extra click to get it open again
* "Build a visual" and "format" are two separate panes (instead of one) that take screen space so the report is smaller.
Turn off again
Similar results with me. While I'm forcing myself to use the new interface, I experience random issues, including pinned panes closing. When I'm in a crunch to get work done, I revert to the old interface to avoid confusion, aggravation, and impediments to progress.
Hard to turn it off again. This is just too awkward and as noted in a few of the replies to related post Re: Share your thoughts on the new On-Object Inter... - Page 2 - Microsoft Fabric Community .... completely random functionality is missing.
Hi There, apologies if this has been shared already, when using the on-object interaction i couldnt seem to change my values on a matrix visual to % of Column Total, usually under the Show Value As option this was there, but it wasnt showing any show value as options for me (or similar) while using this preview feature. Once i turned this feature off i could access these options again using the same columns in my data
I have experienced some annoying situations with this functionality, despite insisting on its use or stubbornness.
For example, in a project where a colleague has applied the implicit calculation to a measurement, transforming from "total" to "percentage", using "Show value as > Percent of grand total", when this feature is enabled it is not possible to do this.
1- using PBI with disabled on-object interaction, is possible change it:
2- when it is enabled, is impossible:
I am not fan of this feature, but it seems to me you can simply right-click on the field and change it, screenshot below with it enabled >>
I'm not fan too, but I'm just supporting a project.
I have a doubt about your screenshot: are you using any field in the table or a measure that calculates, for example, a distinct number of records (like the case I took)?
I don't have access to PBI to test right now, that's why I post here.
I tested both sum(amount) as measure and as field, on table and bar chart visuals, it works, give it a try when you can, although any measure needs to return a scalar value, not a table for it to work on a chart.
I really don't know how to explain why, but I can't do this when the feature is enabled.
If I use the column then I can apply some aggregation, for example, "Count" or "Count (Distinct)".
However, using a measure that makes the DISTINCTCOUNT (like previous aggregation) and then applying the "% GT" is not possible using object interaction, only if I disabled it.
I just tested creating a new look and even with it I can't do it.
Please change the navigation buttons on the pane switcher. It is awkward at best.
The X in the pane switcher is huge pain in the neck!
I find myself constantly opening things that I have inadvertantly closed.
The user experience would feel better if the option were to simply collapse the pane only.
What exaclty is the use case for closing a pane versus collapsing anyhow? It is not memory hog. Closing it does not appear to offer any benefit except enabling users to have to click twice more time to get to open again.
The current user experience for this is backwards.
Two clicks to collapse, click again to re-open; and, one click to close, with two Clicks to re-open.
I recommend one clicks to collapse, click again to re-open; and, two clicks to close, and two clicks to re-open.
That is, unless you can somehow make it so that there is ever only one click, like getting rid of close altogether.
I suspect that most would agree that collapse should be the primary action and not close. If nothing else, give me a collapse button! I should not have to click twice to collapse the pane out of the way.
Thank you (and everyone in the thread doing the same) for continuing to raise this. I've been quiet on this issue for a while only because I've been too busy to risk testing this again (as I lose significant time whenever I do so, though I might have to 'bite the bullet' again) but this aspect of the 'new' experience continues to be the most troublesome.
As I've said previously, ALL panes on the right-hand side of the UI should simply behave like the Filter pane. Or at the very least, give us the ability to choose that type of behaviour. Also, make the setup persistent across pages, so if the user has several panes open, and then chooses to collapse all but one, have it remain the exact same as they navigate from one page to the next. There's so much that the 'old' interface does right, and the new one does not.
As others have said, the process of giving feedback on this and monitoring the progress feels somewhat circular, but the main ask from many (including myself) has always been to simply give us the ability to choose between the current behaviour and the 'new' behaviour on a permanent basis.
This isn't a simple case of preference or relearning 'muscle memory', for those of us affected, this is a critical issue of efficiency that has the potential to negatively impact our workflows in a significant way going forward (and I'm already losing some time to even the default pane behaviour since PBI started wanting to change the view within the pane everytime I click on a different visual).
I agree! Please have a collapse button just like the Filter Pane. We need to collapse a pane and then easily activate it again in the same place. We don't like having to search over by the pane switcher to get it docked again. This is extra clicks and too cumbersome.
Which is exactly the same as current UI, so after 1 year of development we are circling back to the starting point 😂
What has "on-object" accompolished so far, other than editing chart titles?
Can we now interact directly with chart elements, e.g. axis, grid, legend, plot area, data points? Or can we right-click to add a hyperlink to matrix header? Or right-click to "set as total" on a waterfall?
If the answer is no, then well .. it is a complete waste of engineering resources
Regardless of if OOE ever becomes worth using, the execution and delivery of this feature will become a case study for future Info Tech students on how not to do it.
There is excellent work being done by other teams in the group on other new features for PBI Desktop. Whoever is responsible for OOE needs to have a chat with them.
I ve been following PowerBi since 2017 literrally every single month to date in terms of feature release.
This is by far the worst feature and change brought to powerbi, i've tried to use it for some time and genuinely struggling with it, just not intuitive, doesnt save time apart from title editing and this just does not work on daily use (and slower). I understand the intent to match it to excel or other office UI tool but clearly PLEASE if anything make this optional. I barely ever put any comment on any social media but here took this effort to ensure we have the option to turn this off. Powerbi product roadmap is very smart and well thought through along all these years and this one has to be about the biggest draw back if we were forced to use it.
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