Keyboard Shortcuts in Moneydance

Using keyboard shortcuts can streamline your Moneydance experience. Windows and Linux users please substitute control/ctrl for ⌘, and alt for ⌥ in the instructions below.


Function Mac Windows/Linux
Save ⌘ S ctrl S
Return to Summary ⌘ ⇧ H ctrl ⇧ H
Find ⌘ F ctrl F
Advanced Find ⌘ ⇧ F ctrl ⇧ F
Hide/Restore Side Bar ⌘ ⇧ S ctrl ⇧ S
Close Current Window ⌘ W ctrl W

Date Fields

Function Shortcut
Advance or “spin” the date forward **+** or **=
“spin” the date backward - or _
Select the current date t
Select the first day in the month m
Select the last day in the month h
Select the first day in the year y
Select the last day in the year r

The jump-to-date shortcuts are easy to remember as the first and last letter in the words: Today, MontH and YeaR.

Check Number Fields

Function Shortcut
“spin” the check number up + or =
“spin” the check number down - or _

Pressing the + or = keys in an empty check number field automatically calculates the next check number based on past transactions in that account.

Transaction Register

Function Mac Windows/Linux
Begin entry of a new transaction ⌘ N ctrl N
Delete the currently selected transaction ⌘ Backspace ctrl Backspace
While editing a transaction will bring up the split editor ⌘ L ctrl L
To exit the split editor ⌘ W ctrl W
Select all transactions in the register ⌘ A ctrl A
Show a pop-up menu of available actions ctrl-Click/Right-Click
Add a new line for a Split transaction ⌘ N ctrl N
Mark the selected transaction(s) as cleared ⌘ ⌥ C ctrl ⌥ C
Mark the selected transaction(s) as uncleared ⌘ ⌥ U ctrl ⌥ U
Mark the selected transaction(s) as reconciling ⌘ ⌥ R ctrl ⌥ R
Scroll to the current date ⌘ T ctrl T
Open the "other side" of the selected transaction in a new register ⌘ [ ctrl [
If a downloaded and not-yet-confirmed transaction is selected, confirm the transaction using the default option ⌘ Return ctrl Return


Function Mac Windows/Linux
Open the Reconcile window for the current account ⌘ B ctrl B

Amount and Rate Fields

You can enter math expressions ( "(200 + 86) * 0.25" for example) in any numeric field and Moneydance will calculate the answer.

Entering a value followed by a three digit currency ID (USD, GBP, EUR, etc) will automatically convert the entered amount from the given currency to the native currency of the field.