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Add Option to Stay in Edit Mode or Hit Return To Open New Transaction in QMac (46 Legacy Votes)

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  • smayer97
    smayer97 SuperUser, Mac Beta, Canada Beta ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 2018

    This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Go back to Automatic Advance for New Entries.


    Why should ANTONE have to hit NEW every single time they want to enter a transaction?  That is a waste of time for busy people who only enter things monthly.  
    I ave asked for this since Quicken split from Intuit a two or threes ago.  If I don't see it by the end of the 2018,  I am going to a program that does. This shouldn't be THAT difficult to write an update code for!  

    IIRC I believe that is because those keyboard combinations are reserved and already have pre-defined functionality...such as entering a <LF> (linefeed) instead of a <CR> (carriage return), etc.
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  • RickO
    RickO SuperUser, Mac Beta Beta
    edited July 2018

    This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Go back to Automatic Advance for New Entries.


    Why should ANTONE have to hit NEW every single time they want to enter a transaction?  That is a waste of time for busy people who only enter things monthly.  
    I ave asked for this since Quicken split from Intuit a two or threes ago.  If I don't see it by the end of the 2018,  I am going to a program that does. This shouldn't be THAT difficult to write an update code for!  

    @jacobs, yes, I think I remember that. Since I use Keyboard Maestro for everything, I can do it that way and forget sometimes about the built in macOS limitations.
    Quicken Mac Subscription; Quicken Mac user since the early 90s
  • Unknown
    Unknown Member
    edited July 2018

    This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Go back to Automatic Advance for New Entries.


    Why should ANTONE have to hit NEW every single time they want to enter a transaction?  That is a waste of time for busy people who only enter things monthly.  
    I ave asked for this since Quicken split from Intuit a two or threes ago.  If I don't see it by the end of the 2018,  I am going to a program that does. This shouldn't be THAT difficult to write an update code for!  

    Hmmm.  After reading all of these (and I have in the past been able to ignore or change the Command keys and what they did on my Mac Pro (wish I could find a video card)  I will try to change to the Command Return/Enter.  
    Thank you all. 
  • jacobs
    jacobs SuperUser, Mac Beta Beta
    edited July 2018

    This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Go back to Automatic Advance for New Entries.


    Why should ANTONE have to hit NEW every single time they want to enter a transaction?  That is a waste of time for busy people who only enter things monthly.  
    I ave asked for this since Quicken split from Intuit a two or threes ago.  If I don't see it by the end of the 2018,  I am going to a program that does. This shouldn't be THAT difficult to write an update code for!  

    DL, what I was saying above in my comment to @RickO is that when I tried Command+Return, it did not work to save the existing transaction and open a blank new transaction. Command+N does this for you right now, but if you prefer a different keyboard shortcut, you can choose a different key command if you wish following the instructions in the link @RickO provided -- just not Command+Return (or any modifier key + Return).
    Quicken Mac Subscription • Quicken user since 1993
  • Unknown
    Unknown Member
    edited July 2018

    This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Go back to Automatic Advance for New Entries.


    Why should ANTONE have to hit NEW every single time they want to enter a transaction?  That is a waste of time for busy people who only enter things monthly.  
    I ave asked for this since Quicken split from Intuit a two or threes ago.  If I don't see it by the end of the 2018,  I am going to a program that does. This shouldn't be THAT difficult to write an update code for!  

    There is no way to do a short-cut the new system, so your way is probably the only way. 
    As I read this again. . . I am now understanding to NOT press the return key at all, just the command + n key... so I can hit both those in one stroke if I don't need to Return.  
  • jacobs
    jacobs SuperUser, Mac Beta Beta
    edited July 2018

    This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Go back to Automatic Advance for New Entries.


    Why should ANTONE have to hit NEW every single time they want to enter a transaction?  That is a waste of time for busy people who only enter things monthly.  
    I ave asked for this since Quicken split from Intuit a two or threes ago.  If I don't see it by the end of the 2018,  I am going to a program that does. This shouldn't be THAT difficult to write an update code for!  

    Bingo! You've got it. Sorry if it wasn't clear in the previous posts that writing Command+N here means to press the two keys simultaneously. Just trade pressing Return for pressing Command+N.

    (All our other chatter in the past half-dozen posts is about how you could, if you wanted to, change the Command+N shortcut to some other similar shortcut, like Option+Z or Control+F or whatever -- which you can completely ignore unless you find that Command+N is hard to do on your keyboard.)
    Quicken Mac Subscription • Quicken user since 1993
  • Unknown
    Unknown Member
    edited July 2018

    This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Go back to Automatic Advance for New Entries.


    Why should ANTONE have to hit NEW every single time they want to enter a transaction?  That is a waste of time for busy people who only enter things monthly.  
    I ave asked for this since Quicken split from Intuit a two or threes ago.  If I don't see it by the end of the 2018,  I am going to a program that does. This shouldn't be THAT difficult to write an update code for!  

    The Lion OS was easy to that, but High Sierra (if it is there) it is hidden so well I can't find it, or figure out how. 
    Your explanation of Com + n  was fine. I just never learned anything about all these keys and what they do.  I don't even like the Cloud;  can't find a darn thing easily on it, especially when it Archives and puts my things where IT thinks it should go. 
    I have my own "old time" folder filing system and would rather NOT be on the Cloud. I finally had time to p hone Support on how to move it all on my desktop and remove the link to it.  All was great until the next update and Apple reconnected it and screwed up all the work I did.  And of course, Tim Cook made sure that you can't remove iCloud or Safari.  I really miss Steve Jobs.  
  • RickO
    RickO SuperUser, Mac Beta Beta
    edited July 2018

    This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Go back to Automatic Advance for New Entries.


    Why should ANTONE have to hit NEW every single time they want to enter a transaction?  That is a waste of time for busy people who only enter things monthly.  
    I ave asked for this since Quicken split from Intuit a two or threes ago.  If I don't see it by the end of the 2018,  I am going to a program that does. This shouldn't be THAT difficult to write an update code for!  

    How to change a keyboard shortcut in High Sierra:

    http://osxdaily.com/2017/08/08/create-custom-keyboard-shortcut-mac/
    Quicken Mac Subscription; Quicken Mac user since the early 90s
  • Unknown
    Unknown Member
    edited July 2018

    This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Go back to Automatic Advance for New Entries.


    Why should ANTONE have to hit NEW every single time they want to enter a transaction?  That is a waste of time for busy people who only enter things monthly.  
    I ave asked for this since Quicken split from Intuit a two or threes ago.  If I don't see it by the end of the 2018,  I am going to a program that does. This shouldn't be THAT difficult to write an update code for!  

    WOW!  Thank you! 
  • It would be helpful if, when an Account Register opens, a new (+) Transaction line would appear at the bottom of the Register, ready to accept information, a s it does with Quicken 2007.  Is there a Preference setting for this function?  If not, there should be.
  • jacobs
    jacobs SuperUser, Mac Beta Beta
    @wwinston This is an issue that many users (including me) coming from Quicken 2007 complain about when initially coming to the modern Quicken Mac. I can offer some explanations and some tips to see if you find them helpful...

    The Quicken Mac product manager has explained in the past that there are a number of reasons they decided not to implement the "blank transaction" in the register for the modern Quicken Mac; I won't try to list the technical reasons, but it seems unlikely they are going to change the behavior.

    The developers found that a majority of people now prefer to have their registers set to have the newest transactions on top, which is the way you typically see transactions if you log into your bank account, your credit card account, and most online lists nowadays. It's the default for Quicken Mac, but you can simply click on the date heading in any register to revert to the Quicken 2007-like way of having new transactions on the bottom. I resisted this idea for a short time, but pretty quickly discovered I did, in fact, prefer having my registers in descending order, with new transactions at the top.

    So what about creating new transactions? There are multiple ways to do this: click New in the bottom toolbar, elect New Transaction from the Transaction menu, or simply press Command-N. Now here's a trick if you're entering multiple transactions: when you complete entry of one transaction, do not press Enter/Return to save it, and then need to create a new transaction for the next one; instead, when you're done entering the first transactions, press Command-N: it will save the first transaction and create a blank new one, all with just the one keystroke. So basically, instead of pressing Return in Quicken 2007, you press Command-N in Quicken 2019, and it does the same thing.

    If you create a new transaction and don't want it, just Command-Z to undo. If you create and save a blank transaction -- which Quicken 2019 will allow you to do, unlike Quicken 2007 -- just click on it to highlight it and click the Delete key to remove it. (Unlike Quicken 2007, the modern Quicken Mac has unlimited undos -- so if you accidentally press Delete a few times too many -- and I've done that! -- you can Undo to bring back transactions you didn't mean to delete, one at a time.)

    It definitely takes some getting used to if you've recently moved from Quicken 2007. I've found that most of the user interface changes end up being better than what we were all used to, once I get used to them. 
    Quicken Mac Subscription • Quicken user since 1993
  • Shing
    Shing Mac Beta Beta
    This would be extremely helpful when entering multiple investment transactions (like 401k contribution investments) when downloading transactions is not an option. 
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