As the topic title indicates.... it would be very nice to have for media environments and events. also we test a lot of media hardware here and often I leave a dashboard page open to look at device status and we often have the lights off or dim for movies and blaring white is a little distracting.
Amy ETA on this? I tried using Stylus browser extension and making a new style for it but no luck.
Sorry, everything Meraki must be green and eyeball roasting white, so it is, so it has been and so it will be. The ancient codes dictate that it must be this way, burn the heretic.
I used to work very closely to a compliance team who insisted their screens were dimmed to the lowest and everyone always wondered what they were looking at.
So funny watching them scramble their windows closed when I remoted on silently from the windows session server to assist them with an IT ticket. Lesson...If you are trying to pretend like you are working, at least have a document open you can hot-key to 🙂
IT workers look at screens a lot. White backgrounds put off a lot of unnecessary light.
I take it the color theme came from some committee that does not use the product. Maybe a marketing decision to show distinction.....from products that cater to the operator experience.
Whatever the case, at this point they are putting effort into avoiding this. It is a very easy win and they are the only product without it.
I use a Google Chrome plugin called Night Eye which works quite well with Dashboard.
I now use dark reader and it works good as well
But did those that aren't allowed to use those night mode would still be awesome.
I'll give the above suggested plugins a try but native dark mode would indeed be preferable. I do find I have trouble differentiating between some of the colors on the dashboard, and the "Alternative color" mode is a good fix for that. But dark mode native would indeed be an added bonus for those of us who are light sensitive.
Yup. Just switched to the new view too. Its clean, I'll give them that. But still has a lot of the issues I always found frustrating, like the side-bar menu always popping out and getting in the way when my mouse just slightly brushes the edge. I did try the suggested Chrome plug-in and it does work nicely - although ads a little bit of lag when rendering pages as it re-draws and it's not always 100% accurate.
Yeah, I was excited when I saw the dashboard update in the banner. I thought maybe finally we'll get a dark theme! We lost what little dark we had. Such a disappointment :(.
There is absolutely a Dark Theme under the Branding Tab on the MSP accounts.
It's not that great for the old Dashboard either, but it's a thing. However...
It no longer works with the Fisher Price dashboard reboot, which BTW removes a LOT of functionality.
"Fisher Price dashboard reboot." 😂
I just clicked on "Try It Now," and boy, do I regret that. I don't see an option to go back to the old (much, much better) version, either.
We hear you. Dark Mode would be amazing. Keep watching for more announcements as we are adding many more features to the next generation of the dashboard. We think you'll be very excited...
We have been watching and waiting for almost a year now. Would not take too long for a developer to change a few colors. It is the only feature I am looking forward to.
2018. It has gotten WORSE since this point... The branding available to MSPs allowed you to run a pathetic "Dark Mode" which merely greyed the menu bars and header. Fortunately this progress has now been reversed to be NEON GREEN AND BLINDING WHITE which also ruins all the branding that was the point in the first place.
Its like they actively hate us.
Is it a brand recognition move? I see no tangible excuse not to do this. I am tired of staring into the sun.to run this product. It is not a technically difficult improvement to make. The shortcomings must fall on the incompetency of a headless committee. I am posting here to assure it is worth the effort to give us a dark mode and quite frankly at this point any product without it is not listening to operators. We all know how that goes long term......
Gotten all sorts of updates I never asked for and did not want. The only thing I want is dark mode for the dashboard. Is it an unreasonable request for enterprise equipment?
Please not another UI change or update until we have Dark mode. Using a browser or OS dark mode is not smooth. I wouldn't be so hellbent on this if it wasn't so easy to fix. If Cisco want this product used more they are going about it oddly with the harsh color scheme on the primary interface. Seems like an incredible oversight. Surely the people building it had some complaints and headaches along the way? I am not asking you to change brand colors. I am asking to have a system that is comfortable to work in.