Moneydance stops responding to a keyboard

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08 Apr, 2023 03:35 PM

I have a problem with Moneydance (2023.1, 5006) on Linux (Xubuntu 22.04.2 LTS) stopping responding to a keyboard. I have to close it using mouse and start again. Maybe it's related to me switching back and force between Moneydance and a browser when I enter transactions. The problem started several versions back (I don't remember exactly) and now happens consistently.
Attached is the errlog.txt file.

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  1. 31 Posted by ajbarr on 23 Mar, 2024 12:14 PM

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    Hi @dwg
    Is there any update on this issue?
    I'm using Kubuntu 22.04.4. 5.15.0-100-generic

    If you don't see the issue on Linux Mint then please install a different desktop to match our setup that is having the problem. I've been using and paying for updates to MoneyDance on Linux since 2007 and am getting frustrated after 10 months of having this issue. I am now using 2023.3 (5064) build and still have the issue.

    My apologies @dwg, I thought since you provided a link to the Moneydance preview that you had something to do with the development of Moneydance.

  2. 32 Posted by dwg on 23 Mar, 2024 12:24 PM

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    I'm a user just like you are, I am only reporting that I am not seeing an issue on my own machine.

  3. 33 Posted by Brian on 28 Mar, 2024 11:56 PM

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    I'm running Xubuntu 22.04.x LTS and have this problem. Sometimes it works for lots of transactions, other times only 1 or 2. Seems to happen more frequently if switching between monitors (1 usually has Firefox running with YouTube or something, the other is my productivity monitor).

  4. Support Staff 34 Posted by Sean Reilly on 17 May, 2024 09:13 PM

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    Hi Andrey,

    I noticed in your original message that the data file is loaded from the path /home/andrey/mount/crypto/MoneyDance/My Money.moneydance. Seeing "mount" in the path makes me think that your data file is on a remote file system, or maybe just an external drive?

    The delay after recording a transaction sounds liked it could be related to an I/O delay, which can happen if a simple disk write ends up needing to talk to a remote server.

    Could it be that the moneydance file is located on a network share? If so, I'd recommend storing the moneydance file locally and using the "shared folder" sync method to share it across multiple computers.


    Sean Reilly
    Developer, The Infinite Kind

  5. 35 Posted by jjbarratt on 20 May, 2024 07:32 PM

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    I had to revert to 2022.6 version for the last 9 months. Then, I just paid to upgrade to 2024.1 5118 and the same problem returned. one or two entries and the keyboard response stops in MD, while still working in other open apps.
    HW keyboard on Lenovo Thinkpad
    Linux Mint 23.1

  6. 36 Posted by ajbarr on 14 Jul, 2024 10:27 PM

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    I believe I found the issue with the keyboard stopping responding. The issue is something called IBus. You can google IBus to find out what is does but it deals with the keyboard. It seems that IBus causes issues with Java apps, see ,

    In my case, I was using Kubuntu 22.04 and 24.04 and the only reason IBus was installed was because it is required by Zoom. I don't use Zoom much so I removed Zoom and then removed all the software that zoom needed one of which was Ibus. For Ubuntu or Debian based systems, you could remove Ibus by using, sudo apt remove ibus, and then see what else is removed to see what software requires Ibus.

    After deleted IBus, I have had no more issues with the keyboard and Moneydance. I just entered 3 months of transactions without any issue.

    I did see one comment that Ibus is built into Gnome so if you are using Gnome instead of KDE I'm not sure what would happen if you remove Ibus.

  7. 37 Posted by dtd on 14 Jul, 2024 11:01 PM

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    Thank you so much for the update - I'm sure IK/MD could use this information to test the keyboard issue, whereas before it was mostly just "no idea and can't be reproduced"...

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