How to "hide" a category in the category list - can not select item

I would like to hide some of the old closed out accounts from the category-transfer list.  There is a checkbox to select the item to hide. But the box is not activated and I could not add the checkmark to select the item.  How do I activate the checkbox?
Thank you.
I am using Quicken 2017, Build 26.1.17.2

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  • NotACPA
    NotACPA SuperUser, Windows Beta Beta
    edited January 2019
    Rather than approaching this from the Category side, let's look at the Account side.

    When you do CTRL-A (or TOOLS, Account List), what's the current status of those accounts? 
    • Are they closed in Q? (be careful, because that action isn't reversible)
    • Are they hidden in Q?
    • Are they "separate" in  Q?
    Doing any of those actions should cause them to be removed from the Category list.
    Q user since DOS version 5
    Now running Quicken Windows Subscription, Home & Business
    Retired "Certified Information Systems Auditor" & Bank Audit VP
  • markus1957
    markus1957 SuperUser, Windows Beta Beta
    edited May 2020

    Rather than approaching this from the Category side, let's look at the Account side.

    When you do CTRL-A (or TOOLS, Account List), what's the current status of those accounts? 

    • Are they closed in Q? (be careful, because that action isn't reversible)
    • Are they hidden in Q?
    • Are they "separate" in  Q?
    Doing any of those actions should cause them to be removed from the Category list.
    Actually, none of those actions hide the account transfer categories in the Category List.
  • volvogirl
    volvogirl SuperUser ✭✭✭✭
    edited August 2018
    You might be able to change the account name and add a Z to the front of it so they sort to the bottom of the list.
  • Unknown
    Unknown Member
    edited May 2020

    Rather than approaching this from the Category side, let's look at the Account side.

    When you do CTRL-A (or TOOLS, Account List), what's the current status of those accounts? 

    • Are they closed in Q? (be careful, because that action isn't reversible)
    • Are they hidden in Q?
    • Are they "separate" in  Q?
    Doing any of those actions should cause them to be removed from the Category list.
    Yes, the accounts were "closed", "hidden", and "separated".  
  • Unknown
    Unknown Member
    edited May 2020

    Rather than approaching this from the Category side, let's look at the Account side.

    When you do CTRL-A (or TOOLS, Account List), what's the current status of those accounts? 

    • Are they closed in Q? (be careful, because that action isn't reversible)
    • Are they hidden in Q?
    • Are they "separate" in  Q?
    Doing any of those actions should cause them to be removed from the Category list.
    Long standing bug:
    https://getsatisfaction.com/quickencommunity/topics/hiding-account-categories-in-q2017
  • Unknown
    Unknown Member
    edited May 2020

    Rather than approaching this from the Category side, let's look at the Account side.

    When you do CTRL-A (or TOOLS, Account List), what's the current status of those accounts? 

    • Are they closed in Q? (be careful, because that action isn't reversible)
    • Are they hidden in Q?
    • Are they "separate" in  Q?
    Doing any of those actions should cause them to be removed from the Category list.
    I could not select "Hide" in the Category List.  The checkmark box is gray out (not activated).
  • Unknown
    Unknown Member
    edited May 2020

    Rather than approaching this from the Category side, let's look at the Account side.

    When you do CTRL-A (or TOOLS, Account List), what's the current status of those accounts? 

    • Are they closed in Q? (be careful, because that action isn't reversible)
    • Are they hidden in Q?
    • Are they "separate" in  Q?
    Doing any of those actions should cause them to be removed from the Category list.
    Just so people know, I posted this in the thread I referenced above where jsshum made the same comment.

    @jsshum, the category "transfer list" isn't where we were talking about (even though it certainly seems like it should be).  It is the "Hide in Transaction Entry Lists" in the Tools -> Manage Hidden Accounts dialog (and the same setting on the "Display" tab in the account details).

    Basically the reason there is such confusion is because long ago they decided to reuse the category field to show transfers.

    So here you have a "category" that is also an "account", or in fact neither of them depending on how you look at it.

    It makes it hard to decide what this "animal" is, where to "hide it", and such.
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