Category shortcuts

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10 Oct, 2010 02:25 PM

Been using MD for the past year and love it! This is a minor point, but I think it would streamline the UI a bit. Autofill often precludes the following problem, but it becomes an issue when entering a "new" txn.
When assigning categories to transactions, I do as much as possible before reaching for the mouse, usually goes something like this:
Type description: Water bill
Type: HO to bring up HOME category
Then LeftClick to open dropdown, scroll down (since Home starts at the bottom of the drop down, always!?!)
Then click Water/Sewer. Twice. Don't know why it wants to be clicked twice, but eh, that's not the big deal.

So I tried to rename the subcat in order to assign a short cut: HW Water/Sewer.
Only problem is, in order to get to this sc, I need to first fill in the WHOLE parent category. Quite a bit of typing, looking for a shortcut solution that could be done with a few short keystrokes vice KB-->mouse-->click-->scroll-->click-->click-->KB
Ideally: start description (auto fill works awesome here), enter, type "HW" (autofills cat/subcat), enter, amt, enter. DONE.

  1. 1 Posted by Noname on 10 Oct, 2010 06:42 PM

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    Try typing in the first 2 letters of the parent followed by a colon followed by the first 2 letters of the subcategory. I.e. Ho:wa for Home:Water/Sewer.

  2. 2 Posted by Angie Rauscher on 11 Oct, 2010 01:04 PM

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    Jbnyt is correct, this is the easiest shortcut method for sub-categories. Thanks for using Moneydance, and let me know if I can be of further assistance,

    Angie Rauscher
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  3. Angie Rauscher closed this discussion on 11 Oct, 2010 01:04 PM.

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