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Add Keyboard Shortcut to Jump to Other Side of Transfer Transaction in Quicken Mac (31 Legacy Votes)

smayer97
smayer97 SuperUser, Mac Beta, Canada Beta ✭✭✭✭✭
Please add keyboard shortcut to be able to switch between either account of a transfer transactions, like in QM2007.

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  • smayer97
    smayer97 SuperUser, Mac Beta, Canada Beta ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 2018
    This IDEA has been added to the List of Requests for Data Entry and Usability Options and Features.
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  • Unknown
    Unknown Member
    edited March 2017
    Or at least provide the option to get there...like QW had...
  • ajkessel
    ajkessel Member ✭✭
    edited September 2017
    To be clear, this feature is as badly needed on Windows as on Mac!
  • Scott Rose
    Scott Rose Mac Beta Beta
    edited October 2020
    We really need this feature! This was a part of Quicken 2007 for Mac, but here we are in the year 2020, and this feature is nowhere to be found!  :/:|:s:(
  • John_M
    John_M Member ✭✭✭✭
    I don't understand the need for this. If I double-click on a transaction that is on the receiving end of a transfer, I get this message:



    Then all I need to do is click on "Go To Transfer" to be able to edit the transaction. Maybe I'm not understanding what this request is about.
  • smayer97
    smayer97 SuperUser, Mac Beta, Canada Beta ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2020
    Keyboard access vs mouse access. ;-)

    Also to go from the sending side to the receiving side, again using keyboard vs mouse access.
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  • John_M
    John_M Member ✭✭✭✭
    Got it. I guess I've always used the mouse more than the keyboard, so I didn't even think of that. Thanks for the clarification.
  • Scott Rose
    Scott Rose Mac Beta Beta
    John_M said:
    I don't understand the need for this. If I double-click on a transaction that is on the receiving end of a transfer, I get this message:



    Then all I need to do is click on "Go To Transfer" to be able to edit the transaction. Maybe I'm not understanding what this request is about.

    I have never seen this message before, and I am unable to replicate it now.

    Also, I do not have "locked transactions", and I don't even know what that is.

    So, needless to say, this is not a solution to the problem.
  • John_M
    John_M Member ✭✭✭✭
    Scott – I did a little more research on this. It turns out that the message above is usually only obtained when the transfer is part of a split. For example, my paycheck has transfers to another bank account, a retirement account, and a healthcare reimbursement account. If I click on any of those transactions in the register, it gives the above message and takes me back to the originating account.

    For a simple transfer from one account to another, it doesn't do this, but the program lets me edit from either end of the transfer.

    So, other than having to use a mouse rather than a keyboard shortcut, I think it accomplishes the same thing. I realize that many people rely on keyboard shortcuts, but until those are available, this works fine for me.
  • jacobs
    jacobs SuperUser, Mac Beta Beta
    @John_M  You're assuming people would only want to jump to the transfer register when they try to edit a transaction. But sometimes, you see a transaction and want to see it in the other register, so you need a way to get there. The arrow in the Transfer column provides that way to get there -- without double-clicking the transaction to edit it which, in some cases, results in the dialog box you posted. But in legacy Quicken Mac, there was also a keyboard command to do the same thing as the current arrow. All that's being requested here is such a keyboard shortcut.
    Quicken Mac Subscription • Quicken user since 1993
  • John_M
    John_M Member ✭✭✭✭
    Okay. Got it. I've never been a keyboard shortcut kind of guy, so I didn't understand the rationale. I'm happy to just click on the account in the sidebar with my mouse to get there.
  • Scott Rose
    Scott Rose Mac Beta Beta
    edited October 2020
    jacobs said:
    @John_M  You're assuming people would only want to jump to the transfer register when they try to edit a transaction. But sometimes, you see a transaction and want to see it in the other register, so you need a way to get there. The arrow in the Transfer column provides that way to get there -- without double-clicking the transaction to edit it which, in some cases, results in the dialog box you posted. But in legacy Quicken Mac, there was also a keyboard command to do the same thing as the current arrow. All that's being requested here is such a keyboard shortcut.
    Right, and for people like myself who don't have the Transfer column visible (I didn't even realize there WAS a transfer column, but it's an unnecessary column for me), we need to a quick way to jump to the other side of a transfer when viewing transfers in the register.

    We almost never edit transactions after they've been saved to our register. So we just need to view a transfer, and then quickly jump to the other side of the transfer.

    Even right-clicking on a transaction and being able to choose "View Other Side of Transfer" would be good, too. We don't necessarily need a keyboard shortcut to do this — just a way to quickly jump to the other side of the transfer.

    This was a standard feature of the old Quicken for 30 years.
  • asymptote
    asymptote Windows Beta, Mac Beta Beta
    In Windows, I can right click a transfer and be taken right to the transfer transaction.  I dont see a way to do this on Mac
  • Quicken_Tyka
    Quicken_Tyka Moderator mod
    Hello @asymptote

    Thank you for taking the time to visit the Community to share your idea. This can be accomplished by selecting the arrow icon in the transfer column.



    You may need to navigate to Columns and add the transfer column to see this option. Will this work for what you are needing or did you have something else in mind?

    -Quicken Tyka
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  • jacobs
    jacobs SuperUser, Mac Beta Beta
    edited January 9
    [Deleted -- duplicate information after posts were merged]
    Quicken Mac Subscription • Quicken user since 1993
  • jacobs
    jacobs SuperUser, Mac Beta Beta
    So to close the loop on the discussions above, there two ways Quicken Mac could make it easier to jump to the other side of a transfer transaction. Since implementing both is likely little more work than implementing just one, hopefully both could be added: 
    1. Add "Jump to other side of Transfer" as an option in the Right-click/Control-click drop-down menu. It would be not visible or grayed out if the transaction is not a transfer. This would provide quick access without the need for the Transfer column to be visible, and would parallel the Quicken Windows user experience.
    2. Add a command-key shortcut for "Jump to other side of Transfer", as existing in the legacy Quicken 2007 for Mac. (Clicking "[" in any transaction would open the other account in a separate window and highlight the transfer transaction.)
    Implementing either of these changes would be a helpful improvement; implementing both would seem to satisfy all past Quicken Mac 2007 and Quicken Windows users, and would improve the usability of Quicken Mac.
    Quicken Mac Subscription • Quicken user since 1993
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