Very Minor Issue-Mac Version of Moneydance Does Not Allow Macro for Password

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11 Dec, 2021 09:09 PM

I have been used to using a macro to enter my password for Moneydance 2021.1on my Windows 10 desktop. I am now also using Moneydance 2021.1 on a MacBook M1 with MacOS Monterey and everything works well except the Mac version does not expand the macro for the password. I tried ticking Case Sensitive Auto-Completion in the General Preferences but that had no effect on the issue.

  1. 1 Posted by Stuart Beesley ... on 11 Dec, 2021 11:35 PM

    Stuart Beesley (Mr Toolbox)'s Avatar

    How are you using a Macro?

    As of:
    MD2021.2(3088): Adds the capability to set the encryption passphrase into an environment variable to bypass the popup question

    Either: md_passphrase= or md_passphrase_[filename in lowercase format]=

    This has to be set in the underlying shell before launch. You can also launch like this.
    /Applications/ -d

  2. 2 Posted by robnich1 on 12 Dec, 2021 07:47 PM

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    I am using the keyboard text replacement feature in the System Preferences of MacOS 12.0.1 (Monterey) It works well in other applications. In Windows 10 I use Perfect Keyboard for macros, which does work in Moneydance.

    I haven't yet upgraded from MD 2021.1

  3. 3 Posted by robnich1 on 13 Dec, 2021 08:10 PM

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    I downloaded a text macro program which resolved my issue and I will close the discussion.

  4. robnich1 closed this discussion on 13 Dec, 2021 08:11 PM.

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