Parameter Values Not Readable on Dashboard

Published: 26 Apr 2018
Last Modified Date: 26 Apr 2018


When a dashboard with a dark background is created and saved in Tableau Desktop 10.1, and then opened in Tableau Desktop 10.4, the background for parameter values in parameter control cards on the dashboard may be rendered in the same color as the dashboard background, such that the black text for the parameter values cannot be read easily.


  • Tableau Desktop 10.4


Open the affected workbook in Tableau Desktop 10.4. Determine the dashboard background color and follow the steps below: 
  1. In the Dashboard menu, select > Format
  2. In the Format Dashboard pane, under Dashboard Shading, click the drop-down menu for Default and select More colors...
  3. Note (or copy) the HTML code for the color, for example HTML: #263255,  and click Cancel
  4. Update the parameter control background color: 
    • a. Select the Format menu > Parameters.... 
    • b. In the Format Parameters pane, under Body, click the drop-down menu for Shading and select 'More colors...'. 
    • c. Paste the HTML code for the dashboard background color from Step 3 above into the HTML field click OK.
  5. Save the changes. 
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