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A summary of changes in the Power BI December 2018 update
Part four of a six-part series of blogs

This is a small update, but a very welcome one! You can now (finally) zoom in the DAX editing window, and also use smart guides to align visuals. There are also other minor cosmetic and keyboard updates.

  1. Changes for the December 2018 update to Power BI
  2. Smart guides help you to align objects
  3. Changes to the DAX editor
  4. Cosmetic changes to the look of Power BI (this blog)
  5. Keyboard changes
  6. Features still in preview as of December 2018

For a cumulative list of all of the updates to Power BI Desktop since November 2016 see this blog, or have a look at the Power BI courses that we run.

Posted by Andy Brown on 13 December 2018

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Cosmetic changes to the look of Power BI

There are an unusual number of small changes to how Power BI looks this month - some announced, some not so. 

The selection pane eyes have disappeared:

Selection pane eyes

It's much harder now to see whether a visual is visible or not. Can you see which of these 4 visuals is hidden? Bring back the eyes!


The visual interaction tools have changed:

Visual interaction tools

Do these tools make anything easier to understand? If anything I think they're probably harder to interpret!


And finally, you can now assign tooltips to action buttons:

Tooltip property Tooltip on button
The tooltip property ... ... and what it looks like.

So a couple of slightly retrograde changes and one small improvement. 

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