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18 Dec, 2020 03:55 PM

I tried to create a new category, but Moneydance froze. I couldn't do anything other than a force quit.

Version 2021 (2006)

  1. 1 Posted by Stuart Beesley ... on 18 Dec, 2020 03:59 PM

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    Upgrade to 2021 preview version 3030.
    If you are on a Mac change settings, general, prefer tabs to fullscreen or never

  2. 2 Posted by sswans on 18 Dec, 2020 04:36 PM

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    I don't see how to download a preview version, just the version I already have.

  3. 3 Posted by Stuart Beesley ... on 18 Dec, 2020 04:40 PM

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  4. 4 Posted by sswans on 18 Dec, 2020 07:59 PM

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    I opened the 3030 version, selected Tools / Categories, and a new tab titled “Edit Categories” is created. Then when I click “New” at the bottom of the window, I get the prompt “Please select the type of account”. The Expense option is already selected and the little dot to the left of Expenses flashes rapidly. And the app freezes. Then I have to Force Quit Moneydance.

    So, no change when using the 3030 version.

  5. 5 Posted by sswans on 18 Dec, 2020 08:02 PM

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    I just noticed something else. At first it looked like a new tab was created with no label. Then later, the third tab is labeled “New Category”, but the app is still frozen.

  6. 6 Posted by dwg on 18 Dec, 2020 08:15 PM

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    I'm a fellow user.

    If you are using Big Sur have you changed the setting in the System Preferences, General section, from "Prefer tabs [always] when opening documents" to "never" or "in full screen"

  7. 7 Posted by sswans on 19 Dec, 2020 04:07 PM

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    Thanks dwg. I misread your response. My bad.

    I changed the General/Prefer Tabs to never, and Moneydance allowed me to put in a new income category.

    I much prefer tabs, so I'll change my preference back to always for normal use. Hopefully this won't be necessary in future versions of Moneydance.

    Thanks again!

  8. 8 Posted by sswans on 15 Jan, 2021 12:58 PM

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    Every time I try to use Tools to change an account, the program freezes. And that's because I forgot to change my Mac preferences General/Prefer Tabs from always to never. Then I change it back to always after I quit Moneydance.

    Is a fix to this bug in Moneydance on the to-do list? It's getting very annoying.

  9. 9 Posted by sswans on 17 Jan, 2021 12:33 PM

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    I see now that a fix is under consideration. I hadn't seen this on the right side of the window:

    A conversation has been started with the Infinite Kind staff to resolve this discussion.

  10. Melissa closed this discussion on 24 Feb, 2021 11:31 PM.

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