Default Grafana dashboard not changeable

  • What Grafana version and what operating system are you using?
    Grafana Version 8.5.15 as a Docker Installation on Synology NAS (Linux)
  • What are you trying to achieve?
    I am trying to set a specific dashboard as default (when opening Grafana)
  • How are you trying to achieve it?
    I already achieved it by setting the desired to favourite (Set Star) and select it within the preferences as Default Dashboard
  • What happened?
    It worked - for the firrst time, after that I cannot change it anymore (setting/removing stars, removing it from Preferences/Default Dashboard, etc.) - it stays the dashboard I setup in the beginning and not taking any change I try to achieve
  • What did you expect to happen?
    The default dashboard should be changed accordingly when selecting another dashboard that is set as “starred”
  • Can you copy/paste the configuration(s) that you are having problems with?
    Not sure what I should give as input here
  • Did you receive any errors in the Grafana UI or in related logs? If so, please tell us exactly what they were.
    No errors - not in UI nor in log-files
  • Did you follow any online instructions? If so, what is the URL?
    No - tried to google but could not find any useful hints, that’s why I

Hi @mtropper74,

Thanks for opening this issue.

Based on your steps of reproduction, I was not able to reproduce it on my test machine. I tried it on version 9.3.2 and seems to be working correctly.

Can you please try to reproduce this same issue on the current stable version of Grafana and then let us know your feedback?


Hi @usman.ahmad,
thanks for your reply - I updated Grafana to the latest version (which for Teslamate still is a 8x Version, not 9x) and then I found that changing the preferences for the User (not Organization) is also helpful - now it works! So just in case someone is struggling like myself was - there are two different preferences regarding the default, one on the upper left navigation panel and one on the bottom part, both change that value but only the lower one did the trick for me!
Thanks again
All the best

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