Reminder Calendar Color Scheme Improvements

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17 Feb, 2018 10:07 PM

Let me start by saying that I LOVE Moneydance, otherwise I wouldn't be putting in the effort to offer suggestions to make it even better. If you look at the attached screenshot, at a glance, what would you say today's date is? To my brain, it says today is Feb 20th. 2/20 is the most prominently-colored square on the calendar. The actual date of today is 2/17, as indicated by a thin, barely noticeable yellow ring around the square.

I'm not even sure why 2/20 is yellow? Is it because it is the day of my next upcoming reminder? At any rate, I would suggest changing this color scheme to that today's date is the most prominently contrasted square, compared to all the other squares. Visually, this is the conventional layout for most calendar design (check out google calendar for example).

Just a suggestion. Great product! Keep up the good work!


  1. 1 Posted by -Kevin N. on 17 Feb, 2018 11:55 PM

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    Hi Brian,

    I like your idea to make 'Today' more predominant on the Calendar.

    Just as an FYI, if you're using MD 2017, you can change the color of the yellow boarder currently surrounding 2/17. I made mine red.

    To do so, go to File > Preferences > General tab.
    Click the 'Customize' button for the 'Theme' setting.
    In the resulting set of color options, scroll down and click on 'futureTxnIndicator'.
    Change it to the desired color.

    Granted, it's not as good as making 'Today' as obvious as it should be but I think anything is better than yellow. :)

    Besides changing the color of the border of 'Today' in the calendar, 'futureTxnIndicator' also changes the color of the indicator for future transactions in your registers.

    -Kevin N. (not a member of MD support)

  2. 2 Posted by brian on 18 Feb, 2018 01:18 AM

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    That's a great tip! Changing the color of the border to something more contrasting is a pretty good compromise until more control of the theme customization becomes available.

    I did go through the theme customization options before submitting the request, but I missed the option to change the color of today's border. Admittedly, 'futureTxnIndicator' isn't the most intuitive title for this setting. Maybe more descriptive titles for the theme variables might be another good suggestion. :-)

    Thanks again!

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