Customize your dashboard

Geckoboard provides a selection of standard dashboard Themes, carefully designed with clear colors and contrast. You also have the option to choose your own background and widget colors and display your logo in the footer so that it’s consistent with your company's branding.

Note

Advanced customization is not currently available when you click the Try new layout button to convert your dashboard to the new layout.

If your dashboard was using the Light theme then it’ll automatically change to the new Light theme. All other themes will default to the new Dark theme.

To keep any advanced customizations, you'll need to revert back to the old layout.

Which customization features are available on my plan?

You'll have full access to the dashboard customization features on our Team and Company plans, and throughout your free 30-day trial. Our Basic plan enables you to preview the full set of features, but you will be limited to how much you can save.

Features
Trial
Basic
Team
Team Plus
Company

Basic themes

Additional themes

Custom theme

Custom logo

Font size

Grid

For more information on upgrading your account, see Our Plans Explained.

How to customize your dashboard

To customize your dashboard, follow these steps.

  1. Select the dashboard you wish to customize.
  2. Click Settings from the navigation menu.settings options
  3. Select Customize appearance from the drop-down menu.
  4. To choose your Theme, click one of either Theme or Custom

    Theme

    The Theme tab contains four predesigned themes: Dark, Light, Navy, and Purple. Click to preview each one and see how they suit your dashboard.Four predesigned dashboard themes

    Note

    If you're on our Basic plan, you will be able to preview the Navy and Purple themes, but they won't remain after saving.

    Custom

    The Custom tab gives you further control over the colors of your dashboard.custom tabClick the eyedropper icon to bring up the color picker panel.Color picker panelUse the color slider and color field to preview a color. As you adjust the color, the numeric values are adjusted accordingly. If you know the hexadecimal value of the color you want, you can enter it into the text field.

    You can also choose from three different themes for your widgets: A darker shade of your chosen background color, in addition to dark and light.
  5. Choose whether to display a Dashboard footer by using the toggle switch. Removing the footer will mean you cannot display your logo or the clock.

    You might choose not to display the footer to save space for additional widgets on your dashboard.customize dashboard footer

    Note

    If you've converted your dashboard to the new layout, you cannot remove the footer.

    If you need the footer removed, you'll need to revert back to the old layout.

  6. To upload and display your Logo in the footer, drag an image file from your desktop or any folder on your computer, or click to select a file. Once uploaded, your logo will appear on the customization menu and on your dashboard preview.

    For best results, we recommend uploading images no less than 100px in height. Additionally, there is a size limit of 2MB.customize logo
    Once uploaded, you can choose to display your logo by using the toggle switch.
  7. Choose whether to display a digital Clock on your dashboard footer by using the toggle switch.customize clock
  8. Click Show to open the Layout and display settings.
  9. Choose whether to display small or large fonts on your dashboard.font size options

    Tip

    Larger fonts are ideally suited to most TV displays.

  10. Select the density of your dashboard grid. Standard is best for focusing on a few key metrics, Dense allows more data.grid layout options
  11. When you're done customizing your dashboard, click Save.
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