Command-W accidents when entering transactions

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08 Jan, 2012 08:27 PM

It happens far too often when I intend to type the keystrokes to open the split window (Command-L), I get confused and hit the keystrokes that close the split window (Command-W). Command-W has the effect, at this point, of quitting me out of Moneydance--so far as I can tell. (I seem to make this mistake at the worst possible times, of course!)

Since Command-Q is already out there as a way to quit the Moneydance application, would it be possible to block Command-W from quitting Moneydance?

  1. 1 Posted by -Kevin N. on 08 Jan, 2012 08:42 PM

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    Hi cornellflip,
    So as to be warned that you are about to close the program, go into 'Preferences' and remove the checkmark next to 'Save on Every Quit'.
    Going forward, if you inadvertently hit Command-W you should now be prompted to 'Save your Changes...' which you can CANCEL out of. This of course works on the assuption that there were changes made to the file.
    HTH -Kevin N.

  2. 2 Posted by cornellflip on 08 Jan, 2012 08:48 PM

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    -Kevin N. You are a reliable source for all things split transactionly. Thank you!

  3. 3 Posted by -Kevin N. on 08 Jan, 2012 08:59 PM

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    I'm going to take that as a compliment. :)
    -Kevin N.

  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by Ethan on 10 Jan, 2012 02:19 PM

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    Unfortunately, hitting Command-W when there is only one window of Moneydance open will close the program. Due to the nature of Java this completely quits the program, although even if it didn't do this all of the data would still close when that command was given, in the same way that all the data in a word processing program is closed when that command is given. I've personally always found Command-W to be counter-intuitive (it seems to me like it should open a window, not close it), but this goes back to ye olden days of computing, so I don't think we're going to change this behaviour anytime soon without confusing a lot of people. Making sure Moneydance saves upon quitting (as Kevin describes) and further training of one's fingers is probably the way to go.

    Ethan Tupelo
    Moneydance Support

  5. 5 Posted by cornellflip on 12 Jan, 2012 12:45 AM

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    Diplomatically put! Thanks for the explanation.

    Kevin N.,
    Yes, do.

  6. Ethan closed this discussion on 21 Aug, 2012 06:38 PM.

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