Add Ability to Set Default Columns, Sort and Sizes to Registers (125 Legacy/Merged Votes)

smayer97
smayer97 SuperUser, Mac Beta, Canada Beta ✭✭✭✭✭
edited July 2020 in Display/UI (Mac)
It would be extremely helpful and a real time saver to have the ability to define global default settings for columns names, order and column widths with the following features:

- provide ability to define columns selection, order and column widths for each type of account.

- include with these settings ability to preserve Sort Order

(Consider using equivalent column names for different account types, e.g. if set to show credit and debit columns for credit cards, use equivalent payment and deposit columns for bank. This will minimize the number of separate default settings needed)

- continue to provide ability to override settings on an individual account register basis

- provide ability to apply/re-apply default settings to existing account

- provide ability to apply settings to all (or maybe a variation to allow the user to select which accounts to apply settings, to select anywhere from 1 to all accounts)

- provide a reset to Quicken Defaults

In case it is not clear, should be available for investment accounts too.

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P.S. I have over 180 accounts, about 90 active, about 90 hidden, so this would be extremely helpful.

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  • smayer97
    smayer97 SuperUser, Mac Beta, Canada Beta ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 2018
    Forgot to mention the following option:
    - continue to allow resizing of columns (or if they have to be fixed sizes, allow the column widths to resize as the the window for the account register is resized).

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  • Snoopy FC
    Snoopy FC Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited August 2018
    As much as I do like the infinite account customization, this would simplify things and would be similar to the setup of QM2007.  The more accounts a person has, the more tedious the infinite settings become.  Perhaps a button could be added to make the changes universal through all accounts.  
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  • smayer97
    smayer97 SuperUser, Mac Beta, Canada Beta ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2019

    As much as I do like the infinite account customization, this would simplify things and would be similar to the setup of QM2007.  The more accounts a person has, the more tedious the infinite settings become.  Perhaps a button could be added to make the changes universal through all accounts.  

    The original idea was that if an account has not had it's settings changed, it should take on the default settings. 

    But yes, an apply to all would be helpful too...especially in the situation when you want to restore all accounts...

    Actually, maybe a variation would be to allow the user to select which accounts to apply settings, so you can select anywhere from 1 to all accounts to apply changes.
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  • smayer97
    smayer97 SuperUser, Mac Beta, Canada Beta ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 2019
    Another feature that should be included with these settings is preserving Sort Order.

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  • Unknown
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    edited April 2018
    I had posted a similar idea separately but this request is older so
  • smayer97
    smayer97 SuperUser, Mac Beta, Canada Beta ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 2018
    I also highly recommend that you browse through the IDEAS section of this forum and VOTE for the request of each of the missing features to be added back into Quicken for Mac....to help direct the priorities of the developers.

    To do that, I suggest you read this FAQ on how to filter the IDEAS on this forum to just show the ones for the Mac version, then VOTE to your heart's content:
    https://getsatisfaction.com/quickencommunity/topics/quicken-getsat-faq-how-to-filter-conversations-d...

    The following are some of the many feature requests you will find: and many others.

    Be sure to scroll down the page, as some contain lists of related features. Click on the link to EACH IDEA separately that you are interested in, then click the VOTE button at the top of EACH page that opens up respectively to increase the count and therefore its visibility to the developers.

    If you do not click VOTE at the top of the page of each feature, your vote will NOT be counted for THAT specific feature!


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  • Unknown
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    edited November 2019

    As much as I do like the infinite account customization, this would simplify things and would be similar to the setup of QM2007.  The more accounts a person has, the more tedious the infinite settings become.  Perhaps a button could be added to make the changes universal through all accounts.  

    That's also my major grievance with the current UI - it's fine if you only have a few accounts, but once they get into the double-digits you aren't going to want to fiddle with each individual display. Especially for people upgrading from an older version, which is probably a large portion of their customer base.
  • smayer97
    smayer97 SuperUser, Mac Beta, Canada Beta ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2019

    I also highly recommend that you browse through the IDEAS section of this forum and VOTE for the request of each of the missing features to be added back into Quicken for Mac....to help direct the priorities of the developers.

    To do that, I suggest you read this FAQ on how to filter the IDEAS on this forum to just show the ones for the Mac version, then VOTE to your heart's content:
    https://getsatisfaction.com/quickencommunity/topics/quicken-getsat-faq-how-to-filter-conversations-d...

    The following are some of the many feature requests you will find:

    and many others.

    Be sure to scroll down the page, as some contain lists of related features. Click on the link to EACH IDEA separately that you are interested in, then click the VOTE button at the top of EACH page that opens up respectively to increase the count and therefore its visibility to the developers.

    If you do not click VOTE at the top of the page of each feature, your vote will NOT be counted for THAT specific feature!


    (If you find this reply helpful, please be sure to click "Like", so others will know, thanks.)
     Here are a couple more to highlight that may be of interest: Be sure to click on the link to EACH IDEA separately that you are interested in, then click the VOTE button at the top of EACH page that opens up respectively to increase the count and therefore its visibility to the developers.

    If you do not click VOTE at the top of the page of each feature, your vote will NOT be counted for THAT specific feature!


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  • smayer97
    smayer97 SuperUser, Mac Beta, Canada Beta ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2019

    Forgot to mention the following option:
    - continue to allow resizing of columns (or if they have to be fixed sizes, allow the column widths to resize as the the window for the account register is resized).

    Click "Follow" at the top if you want to receive notifications of any replies to this thread. 

    In case it is not clear, should be available for investment accounts too.

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  • smayer97
    smayer97 SuperUser, Mac Beta, Canada Beta ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2019

    I also highly recommend that you browse through the IDEAS section of this forum and VOTE for the request of each of the missing features to be added back into Quicken for Mac....to help direct the priorities of the developers.

    To do that, I suggest you read this FAQ on how to filter the IDEAS on this forum to just show the ones for the Mac version, then VOTE to your heart's content:
    https://getsatisfaction.com/quickencommunity/topics/quicken-getsat-faq-how-to-filter-conversations-d...

    The following are some of the many feature requests you will find:

    and many others.

    Be sure to scroll down the page, as some contain lists of related features. Click on the link to EACH IDEA separately that you are interested in, then click the VOTE button at the top of EACH page that opens up respectively to increase the count and therefore its visibility to the developers.

    If you do not click VOTE at the top of the page of each feature, your vote will NOT be counted for THAT specific feature!


    (If you find this reply helpful, please be sure to click "Like", so others will know, thanks.)
    The following are some additional organized highlights of the many feature requests you will find:
      and many others.

      Click on each link above, then be sure to scroll down each page, as some contain lists of related features. Then VOTE on EACH IDEA separately that you are interested in.

      If you do not click VOTE at the top of the page of each feature, your vote will NOT be counted for THAT specific feature!

      (If you find this reply helpful, please be sure to click "Like", so others will know, thanks.)
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    • Unknown
      Unknown Member
      edited November 2019

      As much as I do like the infinite account customization, this would simplify things and would be similar to the setup of QM2007.  The more accounts a person has, the more tedious the infinite settings become.  Perhaps a button could be added to make the changes universal through all accounts.  

      This would be a great idea - but I would further suggest that there be a separate button for investment accounts and cash/bank accounts
    • Unknown
      Unknown Member
      edited December 2019
      In the MAC version, you should add the possibility to choose by which field and the sort order . Example the Payer Summary report is sortes only by the negative amount to positive amount. We should be able also to sort by payer.
    • Unknown
      Unknown Member
      edited November 2019

      I also highly recommend that you browse through the IDEAS section of this forum and VOTE for the request of each of the missing features to be added back into Quicken for Mac....to help direct the priorities of the developers.

      To do that, I suggest you read this FAQ on how to filter the IDEAS on this forum to just show the ones for the Mac version, then VOTE to your heart's content:
      https://getsatisfaction.com/quickencommunity/topics/quicken-getsat-faq-how-to-filter-conversations-d...

      The following are some of the many feature requests you will find:

      and many others.

      Be sure to scroll down the page, as some contain lists of related features. Click on the link to EACH IDEA separately that you are interested in, then click the VOTE button at the top of EACH page that opens up respectively to increase the count and therefore its visibility to the developers.

      If you do not click VOTE at the top of the page of each feature, your vote will NOT be counted for THAT specific feature!


      (If you find this reply helpful, please be sure to click "Like", so others will know, thanks.)
      Why just MAC??  Why not globally for all platforms?  Quicken is Quicken.  It should work the same regardless of the OS you are using.  And just my 2 cents - It's annoying when you use a 2-line register display and NOT be able to adjust the 2nd line columns.  What a waste of space!  How about it, Intuit - get with the program - fix the program.  Thanks and have a good day.
    • Unknown
      Unknown Member
      edited November 2019

      I also highly recommend that you browse through the IDEAS section of this forum and VOTE for the request of each of the missing features to be added back into Quicken for Mac....to help direct the priorities of the developers.

      To do that, I suggest you read this FAQ on how to filter the IDEAS on this forum to just show the ones for the Mac version, then VOTE to your heart's content:
      https://getsatisfaction.com/quickencommunity/topics/quicken-getsat-faq-how-to-filter-conversations-d...

      The following are some of the many feature requests you will find:

      and many others.

      Be sure to scroll down the page, as some contain lists of related features. Click on the link to EACH IDEA separately that you are interested in, then click the VOTE button at the top of EACH page that opens up respectively to increase the count and therefore its visibility to the developers.

      If you do not click VOTE at the top of the page of each feature, your vote will NOT be counted for THAT specific feature!


      (If you find this reply helpful, please be sure to click "Like", so others will know, thanks.)
      I thought I aways was able to do those things on a PC.  When I switched to MAC is when I ran into problems.
    • Unknown
      Unknown Member
      edited July 2018
      Report customization is key! Page Breaks, Font Size, Column width, Bold & color text options. Report customization should be a big priority with development team.
    • Unknown
      Unknown Member
      edited July 2018
      This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Allow adjust of column size on reports.


      Would like to adjust the columns width on printed reports.  As it is now when I attempt to print report of transaction the account takes up half the page.  My account names are not that long. The current setup prevents me from having all the info on one page.  Work around is to export csv file and print from Numbers.  
    • Quicken_Tyka
      Quicken_Tyka Moderator mod
      edited November 2019

      This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Allow adjust of column size on reports.


      Would like to adjust the columns width on printed reports.  As it is now when I attempt to print report of transaction the account takes up half the page.  My account names are not that long. The current setup prevents me from having all the info on one page.  Work around is to export csv file and print from Numbers.  

      Hey Karl,

      I have moved you to the Idea thread for your feature request.

      Make sure to add your vote!

      -Thanks!
      ~~~***~~~
    • HansT
      HansT Member ✭✭
      edited August 2018
      For the love of Bob, Quicken, implement this!  It's just a no-brainer!
    • smayer97
      smayer97 SuperUser, Mac Beta, Canada Beta ✭✭✭✭✭
      edited November 2019

      For the love of Bob, Quicken, implement this!  It's just a no-brainer!

      The concept is simple...I doubt the implementation is... Anyway, as much as I would like this too, there are much more important features they are focused on. So we will have to wait and see where this fits into their list of priorities; and it is a LONG list.

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    • GreyCrown
      GreyCrown Member ✭✭
      edited September 2018
      This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Adding Columns Globally.


      Currently i have many accounts within different categories. Such as 5 in Cash, 5 in Credit, 2 in Investing, and 6 in Property and Debt. Typically the columns would be the same in any one category such as credit or cash. I would like to see if possible a way to apply a setting to one account in any of the categories and then have it apply to the other accounts in that same category. The reason I ask this is sometimes I find I have to tweak how i view the data, and when i like it for a specific account and want to make it universal across the board within any one category I will then have to go to each of the remaining accounts to make that change.
    • Ed Assenheimer
      Ed Assenheimer Member ✭✭
      Just to add my two cents on this. I like having all the registers to be the same columns with same widths. That way, moving from one to another the eye (brain) does not need to do any adjusting. A small bit of effort to make, but, over time small efforts fatigue. Therefore, the initial enhancement would be a user's default template. The next level would be, as many noted, account type templates. One level more would be user named templates and the user can assign a template to each account.
    • jcstigliani
      jcstigliani Member
      I totally agree! I finally updated from Quicken 2007 and it's been a time-consuming and tedious process to standardize the columns on all my accounts. 
    • jacobs
      jacobs SuperUser, Mac Beta Beta
      @jcstigliani Well, the good news is that once you do get your various registers set up the way you want them, you don't typically need to do a lot of tweaking of them; that is, this is (mostly) a start-up inconvenience. And that's probably why this has been further down on the developers' list of priorities. There are still a things users cannot do with Quicken Mac that they need to focus on; over time, they'll be able to go back and refine some of the existing functionality to make it nicer/easier to work with.
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    • HansT
      HansT Member ✭✭
      I have been begging for a method of conforming column sizes/positions between various Account Windows/Views. I have 8 bank accounts and 8 credit card accounts, and I want the column sizes/positions to be identical for each group. Right now, this is next to impossible to achieve - obviously, it's not hard to get the columns in the same relative positions, but getting them to all be exactly the same sizes is pretty much impossible. Having a template function where I could get one account to look just right and then save that layout as a template that I could then apply to any other account would solve my problem. Please, please, add this feature. Thank you.
    • jacobs
      jacobs SuperUser, Mac Beta Beta
      edited August 2019
      @HansT This is a longstanding request of Quicken users. Your original post has been merged with this original Idea thread; this thread has more than 130 user votes (123 "legacy" from the old forum plus 7 since the switch to this forum). Be sure toy cast your vote by going up to the beginning of this thread and finding the blue box after the originating post; click on the little gray arrow to cast your vote for this functionality. 

      You might also want to vote for this Idea topic which is more recent and similar, but asks specifically for specifying columns widths numerically so they can be made to match between accounts. 
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    • pwjuhnke
      pwjuhnke Member
      edited December 2019
      merged from "Add feature to Quicken for Mac: "Make all 1-line Savings/Checking/Credit registers like this""

      Love the feature described above in Quicken for Windows, under Register Column Settings / More Options. Migrated to a new MacBook Pro, and can't find the same tool in Quicken Deluxe for Mac. The tool: "Columns / Reset to Default" is in Mac, but not "Make all registers like this". That's a very handy tool, please add it to Quicken for Mac when you can! Thanks!

    • mybank2002
      mybank2002 Member ✭✭✭
      This will be wonderful if this feature is added!
    • MrMoo
      MrMoo Member ✭✭
      I recently switched back to Quicken for Mac after trying to adapt to Quicken for Windows. Although there were many things I liked about the Windows implementation, overall is was way too inflexible and felt like a really old, stubborn UI design that I had to fight with all the time. One of the things I DID like about the Windows version was the ability to apply custom column settings across accounts. This doesn't seem to be something that the Mac version can do and I found it really helpful.
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