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3143289 - All engagement cards except social cards have a blue background instead of white


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Some customers using the latest home page are seeing an unexpected change to the background color of home page cards, due to the recent updates to theming support. 


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  • Previously, home page cards didn't reflect theme settings and were always white. Now, they reflect theme settings. 
  • If you are using the current Fiori 3 "Quartz" default theme, cards will have white backgrounds.
  • If you've opted to use the older "Belize" base theme, the background color of cards will be light blue, reflecting that theme.
  • Because the "Belize" theme is outdated and home page cards are intended to have a white background it is managed as a configuration option.



  • The blue background color is restored to home page cards through Company System & Logo Settings > Disable SAP Fiori 3 Base Theme.
  • For more information please see the What's New Viewer entry: Default Theme Updated to SAP Fiori 3


  • Social cards listed below are not concerned, it is per design that such card have different background color that is blue.
  • They will remain with a blue background even after above steps are taken:
    • Birthday
    • Anniversary
    • Welcome message (onboarding)
    • Spot award

See Also


KI2111, WEF-20183 , KBA , LOD-SF-PLT-LHOM , Latest Home Page , How To


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