Theme Issue

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30 Nov, 2019 03:08 PM

I am using the latest preview version (1894) and have a customized theme setup.
I wanted to change the header BG to a different color and when this was done every color was reset to default.
I made a backup of the scheme and was able to revert back to my customized theme.
This may not be a serious problem, just want to bring it to the attention of the support folks for resolution in an upcoming release.
Other than this issue no other problems have surfaced.

  1. 1 Posted by -Kevin N. on 30 Nov, 2019 04:11 PM

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    Hi cdr,

    On Nov 9, I conveyed this issue to Sean (Moneydance's developer) on his Slack channel. I've not received a reply from him but that is not necessarily cause for concern.

    I'll bump the matter and direct him to this thread.

    -Kevin N. (not a member of MD support)

  2. 2 Posted by cdr on 30 Nov, 2019 04:23 PM

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    Thank you Kevin, good to know I'm not the only one with this issue.

  3. 3 Posted by Art on 30 Nov, 2019 05:37 PM

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    There is a work-around if you want to go through the effort. You can go back to build 1880 (that's the current non-beta version). Build 1880 does not have this bug, so you can re-do your custom settings, close MD and then re-open it. If everything is the way you want it, then re-install build 1894.

    Kind of a pain, but it works. Hopefully this will get fixed soon.

    If I were you, though, I would save the build 1880 download file in case the non-beta version gets updated to a later build that still has the bug - that way you still have a way to customize settings if you need to.


  4. 4 Posted by cdr on 30 Nov, 2019 06:45 PM

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    Thanks for the suggestion Art, but I think I will just wait for the update, whenever that may be.
    It's really not that pressing of an issue for me.

  5. 5 Posted by cdr on 05 Dec, 2019 08:23 PM

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    I did a little checking into this issue and found the following.
    Opening the file in notepad, I noticed that
    the correct file shows the settings as such..(only several lines are shown, not the entire file)

    Now, a customized file shows like this...(again only several lines are shown)


    Notice how the 0x is now in front of the name and not after the = sign.

    I have also noticed on several customized themes the file only contains one line of text, with the updated value shown and the remaining lines are gone. This seems to occur when a color is tweaked a bit, like making it a little lighter or darker.

    So it appears that customizing the theme somehow scrambles the text or in some cases removes all other values from the color scheme.

    Perhaps this may give MD support staff some help on solving the problem.

  6. 6 Posted by -Kevin N. on 05 Dec, 2019 10:03 PM

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    Hi cdr,

    Moneydance 2019.4 (1894)
    Windows 10 Pro 1909

    I can confirm your findings in the above environment.

    -Kevin N. (not a member of MD support)

  7. 7 Posted by -Kevin N. on 05 Dec, 2019 10:32 PM

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    Hi cdr,

    I heard back from Sean (Moneydance's developer) on his Slack channel after posting a link to your troubleshooting results. This was his reply...

    seanreilly 19 minutes ago
    Thanks! That'll make it totally easy to fix. I still wonder how it broke in the first place though.

    -Kevin N. (not a member of MD support)

  8. 8 Posted by -Kevin N. on 06 Dec, 2019 12:00 AM

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    Hi cdr,

    The custom theme issue seems to be resolved with preview build 1896.
    The color pallet descriptions have been improved as well.

    -Kevin N. (not a member of MD support)

  9. Support Staff 9 Posted by Maddy on 06 Dec, 2019 10:34 AM

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    Hi all,

    We would recommend upgrading to the latest free preview version.
    Moneydance 2019.4 (1896) is available to download from this page

    For a full list of improvements in the preview version, please refer to this page.

    Build 1896:

    • fixed bug in color theme file encoding;

    • improved appearance of color theme editor, including showing more descriptive labels for each color entry;

    • tweaks to file selection in open/import windows.

    I hope this information is helpful. Please let me know if you have further questions or need any assistance.

    Maddy, Infinite Kind Support

  10. 10 Posted by cdr on 06 Dec, 2019 02:55 PM

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    Hi Kevin and Maddy,

    Thanks for the reply and posting.
    I will give the new preview version a try.

  11. 11 Posted by cdr on 06 Dec, 2019 05:48 PM

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    Hi All,
    Just to update, I installed version 1896 and all is well again.
    Thanks to all for the help.

    BTW, The new descriptions are a great improvement, well done.

  12. 12 Posted by -Kevin N. on 06 Dec, 2019 06:06 PM

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    Hi All,

    Same here. All is well in Mudville.

    -Kevin N. (not a member of MD support)

  13. Support Staff 13 Posted by Maddy on 09 Dec, 2019 09:20 AM

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    You are welcome! I'm very pleased to hear that.
    I'll close this discussion for now, but do not hesitate to contact us again, if you need further assistance.

    Maddy, Infinite Kind Support

  14. Maddy closed this discussion on 09 Dec, 2019 09:20 AM.

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