Thank you DWG. I’ve already tried that repeatedly but still the text is pale grey when I go to enter a transaction and I can’t see it clearly enough for it to be useable. I really want the text to be black. I think I’ve tried all the options without success. ☹
That’s strange because that doesn’t happen on mine. I’m talking specifically about the colour of the text when you click on ‘new transaction’ to enter something on to the bank account. It not only comes up as light grey, but also lightens the rest of the bank entries. I think I’ve tried all combinations on contrasts including customised, closing and re-starting Moneydance every time, but nothing affects this. It may sound daft but my eyes simply can’t cope with pale grey text on a white background. I’ve looked elsewhere online and have found other people have commented on this problem too.
I’m on the verge of giving up on the trial of Moneydance and going to a different supplier because of this but I’ll wait and see what their helpline response is.
I suspect to get something that you would find useful would mean you need to use the customize option under themes in order to set colour combinations that work best for you. Alas the only approach you can use there is trial and error.
Hi again. Although the text can be changed to a different colour it still comes up thinner and paler than the other text on the screen. Are you by any chance aware of a way to make it bold so that it’s more visible? Thank you.
Since themes were introduced there has been quite a number of iterations of them, some additional ones have come in along the way as well.
I suppose with what is there suits I would guess 80%. Quite a lot of users may change a couple of aspects to suit personal taste, I know a few of the contributors to the forums that have made some changes to suit their taste.
But there are no doubts there are people with specific needs where the standard themes do not work for them, fact is that is what lead to the High Contrast theme which seems to have help a lot of people, but not all. Exposing the colour elements so that users could make changes to suit themselves was a hard fought battle that lead to what is there today. While it takes time and effort to make the changes I take the position that at least they can be changed.
Sometimes just making the font slightly larger can help as well.
No you cannot change bolding of the font only the size is changeable.
We have gone through a lot of fonts trying to find one that really works well (and we need it on three operating systems) but I do not think we have come up with one that we would say is 100% and plenty that would be just marked as failures.
Font size is under Preferences on the general tab at the bottom, the size is expressed as a difference to the default size. You need to restart Moneydance for it to take effect.
Ok so it was more a size problem then, yes I have seen that on some screen resolutions.