delete transaction prompt mistakenly highlights memo of previous transaction (735)

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13 Feb, 2010 11:35 AM

Using 735, in a 2-line registry view, if I click on a transaction once and hit the keyboard's delete button, a message comes up asking if I want to delete the transaction. The weird thing is that the 2 lines of that transaction PLUS the second line of the transaction above it are highlighted (highlit?). This can be confusing, as the eye goes immediately to the top, which is currently the memo of the wrong transaction.

  1. 1 Posted by Ben Spencer on 13 Feb, 2010 02:35 PM

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    Hi Theodora

    I am not able to reproduce the problem you are describing. Could you take a screenshot and attach it to this conversation. Press the print screen key on your keyboard to take a screenshot.


    Ben Spencer

  2. 2 Posted by frenchieny on 13 Feb, 2010 02:56 PM

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    Here you go. I tried to delete some identifying info by brushing it out.
    Look at the bottom of the registry

    before.jpg = view of 2-line register
    highlight.jpg = view once I highlight the very last transaction and
    press "delete" on my keyboard

    I am running Win 2000 Pro service pack 4, MD 2010r 735, java 1.6.08_17.

    Happy Saturday!

  3. 3 Posted by Ben Spencer on 13 Feb, 2010 03:09 PM

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    I think I see what is going on here. It is not that Moneydance is highlighting the memo field of the transaction above, rather the memo field is already exactly the same colour as the highlighted transaction below. Did you by chance change the colours in the preferences. Select File->Preferences->Colours. The one that controls the memo background colour is "Transaction List background 2". By default it is a pale green colour rather than light grey.


    Ben Spencer

  4. 4 Posted by frenchieny on 13 Feb, 2010 04:21 PM

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    I don't think I have changed any colors, and don't remember ever seeing
    green, but who knows?

    I have on the other hand tried all of the different views (Nimbus,
    Metal, etc), closing and reopening MD each time to make it fully take
    effect. Do they use different color schemes? If I change a color of
    something, say the background, then later change my scheme, shouldnt the
    new scheme overwrite this? I am thinking of say the Windows desktop
    settings, which work like that. Quickbooks has different profiles as
    well, with different colors.

    Is there a way (or can you add a button in the
    File->Preferences->Colours section) to revert to the default values?
    Trying to test all this, and now I have everything all funny-looking!

  5. 5 Posted by frenchieny on 13 Feb, 2010 04:25 PM

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    Basically if we could change the color of the "selected" field, so that
    this could be a more obvious color than light grey, that would be better
    than me having to change everything to green or yellow or some other
    brighter color. Just my opinion.

  6. 6 Posted by Ben Spencer on 13 Feb, 2010 04:36 PM

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    The "look and feel" option is part of the standard java distribution and in my opinion is largely useless except when using OS X for making Moneydance look like a native mac application. It isn't really about themeing Moneydance, its about changing the controls used to the other standard java controls. I don't recommend changing the look and feel away from the default.

    There isn't a simple way to revert Moneydance back to the default colours used. I think the only way to do this is to delete .moneydance folder in your user account. This folder contains the apps preferences. it is in:

    C:\Documents and Settings\your-user-name

    If you delete it Moneydance will revert to the defaults. You wont lose any of your data but you will have to re-enter your license key.


    Ben Spencer

  7. Angie Rauscher closed this discussion on 24 Jul, 2011 07:26 PM.

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