Moneydance for Linux

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18 Jul, 2009 11:38 AM


Moneydance 2008r3 (631), Java 1.6.0_7, Ubuntu Linux 8.04.

I have been running MD for several years on Windows. I have recently moved over to Ubuntu Linux, and a very much a beginner.

I have downloaded and installed the Linux version without problems, but I notice one feature that is lacking in the Linux version I have on my machine.

In the Windows version, double-clicking on a transaction in a register allows you to edit the transaction, using Tab to move from one field to another. This is not possible on my Linux installation. Delete/New is not as good an option.

Could someone please tell me where I have gone wrong?

Many thanks, John

  1. 1 Posted by Ben Spencer on 18 Jul, 2009 05:07 PM

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    Hi John

    I have noticed that with some operating systems Java applications do not use the double click time out specified by the mouse preferences. On ubuntu 8.04 (this seems to be fixed in 9.04) the double click speed necessary for Moneydance to edit an existing transaction seems faster than with other applications.

    To fix this on ubuntu 8.04 edit /etc/X11/Xresources/x11-common and add the following line: *multiClickTime: 400

    Save and then restart X (or restart your computer if thats easier)

    The 400 is in milliseconds you may want this number to be larger.


    Ben Spencer

  2. 2 Posted by john on 18 Jul, 2009 09:10 PM

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    Re: Moneydance for Linux [Problems]

  3. 3 Posted by Ben Spencer on 18 Jul, 2009 09:15 PM

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    Hi John

    Your response seems to be empty. This might be a problem with our forum. WOuld you please post again.



  4. 4 Posted by john on 19 Jul, 2009 07:53 AM

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    Hi Ben;

    Don#t know what happened to the reply to you message, but here goes again:

    Thanks very much for the tweak to x11-common. It solved the problem. I
    can now edit transactions in the register!

    Thanks again, John

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