Mac OS X 10.6.2, MD looks like a linux/X11 app - no menu bar items!

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Johann Beda

10 Dec, 2009 02:20 PM

Using MD 2010, after doing an "advanced search" and a "jump to selected transaction" everything looks like an X11 application? No more rounded corners or menu bar items! This is also the case now when I launch MD 2008!

Here is a screen shot of what I'm talking about.

Is there some global switch between Mac look and feel and the x11 type of thing?

  1. 1 Posted by fulwave on 10 Dec, 2009 03:56 PM

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    Since I upgraded to 2010 mine is doing the same.

    Also I cannot cut & paste using standard mac shortcuts. To paste I have to go to Moneydance menu bar and select "Paste".

  2. 2 Posted by Johann Beda on 10 Dec, 2009 07:06 PM

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    Me too with the cut and past issues. Prior to "going square", when it still looked like the proper windows, I was unable to use keyboard cut and past shortcuts.

  3. 3 Posted by James on 10 Dec, 2009 09:00 PM

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    I had this problem also, just go under Preferences then find the Look and Feel option and select Mac OS X. That worked for me.


  4. 4 Posted by David on 10 Dec, 2009 10:01 PM

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    Yes, this works for me! Looked pretty ugly beforehand.

  5. 5 Posted by Johann Beda on 11 Dec, 2009 07:49 AM

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    That did it! For anyone else, it is the menu item: "MoneyDance"->"Preferences"->"General"->"Look and Feel"

    The cut-and-paste menu items work, but the keyboard shortcuts still do not.

  6. 6 Posted by fulwave on 11 Dec, 2009 02:38 PM

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    Once you change to "Mac OS X" then close & reopen application, this will make the keyboard shortcuts work again.

    Thanks everyone!

  7. 7 Posted by Johann Beda on 11 Dec, 2009 08:04 PM

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    Nope, doesn't work for me. I open MD2010, switch to "Metal" and close MD, then open MD2010 and switch to "mac OS X" and close MD2010, then open MD2010 and then select the menu item "Account"->"Edit account..." and I can cut and paste via the keyboardin the "Account Name:" field, but cannot cut-and-paste via the keyboard in the "Comments:" field.

  8. 8 Posted by fulwave on 11 Dec, 2009 08:25 PM

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    I think you might have found one field that you cannot past into with keyboard commands. Every where else I have checked works.

    I already had my accounts set up and the keyboard paste options would not work when entering transaction info until I changed to "mac OS X" look & feel & restart application.

    All seems normal to me & I have used Moneydance for at least 3 years.

    Does anyone know if in 2008MD if you could paste into the "edit account" "comment" field?

  9. 9 Posted by Johann Beda on 11 Dec, 2009 09:09 PM

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    I am not able to cut and past via the keyboard to ANY comments field - for instance in my chequing account.

    This is not consistent. If I log into the my "guest" account (newly created) and launch a fresh instance of MD2010, I am able to use keyboard cut+paste. But if I open an "infected" file, I cannot, even for newly created files. But then sometimes I can. I started a whole discussion about it, which currently has no other replies.

  10. 10 Posted by fulwave on 11 Dec, 2009 09:13 PM

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    2 days and a bunch of entries and I have not had cut & paste issues, not to say there is not a problem lurking around.

    I will stand by for the manufacture to address.

  11. 11 Posted by Angie Rauscher on 23 Dec, 2009 12:23 AM

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    We believe this issue has been mostly fixed in build 730. If you are not using the most recent version (2010 build 730), please update to that version. You can download the update here. This update has resolved a few key issues our users have been experiencing. Please let me know if your issue persists and we will look into other solutions.

    Please let me know if I can be of further assistance, and thank you for your interest in Moneydance.

    Angie Rauscher
    Moneydance Support

  12. Angie Rauscher closed this discussion on 24 Jul, 2011 07:07 PM.

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