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Request for Design Change: Q Windows, "Your Account may be out of Date" window (4 Merged Votes)

UKRUKR SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
When starting a Manual Reconciliation, the following window pops up:

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For all the years I have used Quicken, I've always found the two radio buttons a little inconvenient to use. Even though one can also click on the text next to the radio buttons, I find the 2 buttons and text lines a little too close together for easy clicking. And I'm not getting any younger, not to mention eyesight and hand-eye-coordination going downhill, too.

How about changing this window to make three larger buttons:
[Download transactions for this account]
[Reconcile without downloading]
[Cancel Reconcile]
Making each button immediately execute the mouse-click also saves one extra "OK" click.

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  • mshigginsmshiggins SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2018
    Good idea!
    Quicken user since Q1999. Currently using QW2017.
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  • Rocket J SquirrelRocket J Squirrel SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    When reconciling an online account, Quicken prompts "Your account may be out of date" and offers to download before reconciling.

    I reconcile against paper statements, so I never ever want to download before reconciling. I have a lot of accounts, so I run into this many times each month, and have for many years.

    This problem could be solved by adding a "Don't show me this again" check box to the dialog.


    Quicken user since version 2 for DOS, now using QWin Premier Subscription on Win10 Pro.
  • SherlockSherlock SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 2019
    For those that may not want to wait, here's an autohotkey script that achieves the purpose.   As written, press Ctrl + Shift + R instead of Ctrl + R when you want to reconcile an account:
    #ifWinActive ahk_exe qw.exe
    
    ^+r:: ; reconcile
      Send, ^r
      loop
      {
        if A_Index = 1000
          return
        Sleep, 0
        ControlGetFocus, new_control
      } until new_control = Button1
      Send, r{Enter}
    return
    
    #ifWinActive
    
    Quicken user since 1997
    Premier on Windows 10
  • UKRUKR SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    While the programmers are considering this request, please also review and vote on this one:
    "... two birds with one stone ..."


  • Rocket J SquirrelRocket J Squirrel SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 2019
    I'm not a big fan of immediate action buttons.
    But don't forget the good old keyboard. Arrow down to move to Reconcile without downloading, and press Enter.
    Quicken user since version 2 for DOS, now using QWin Premier Subscription on Win10 Pro.
  • SherlockSherlock SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    I'm not a big fan of immediate action buttons.
    But don't forget the good old keyboard. Arrow down to move to Reconcile without downloading, and press Enter.
    You don't even need to hit the arrow key:

    Ctrl + R, R, and Enter
    Quicken user since 1997
    Premier on Windows 10
  • Rocket J SquirrelRocket J Squirrel SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    Good point, @Sherlock . I didn't quite see the underline under the R.
    But I rarely use CTRL-R any more. Every once in a while, even though the appropriate register is open, Quicken asks me which account to reconcile. This happens with Reconcile in the tool bar as well.
    It's a very intermittent bug, but it's a pain when you have a couple dozen accounts to scroll through. So I usually use the little Reconcile icon in the Action Bar.

    Quicken user since version 2 for DOS, now using QWin Premier Subscription on Win10 Pro.
  • Rocket J SquirrelRocket J Squirrel SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    Sherlock said:
    For those that may not want to wait, here's an autohotkey script that achieves the purpose.   As written, press Ctrl + Shift + R instead of Ctrl + R when you want to reconcile an account:
    #ifWinActive ahk_exe qw.exe
    
    ^+r:: ; reconcile
      Send, ^r
      loop
      {
        if A_Index = 1000
          return
        Sleep, 0
        ControlGetFocus, new_control
      } until new_control = Button1
      Send, r{Enter}
    return
    
    #ifWinActive
    
    That may be the strangest looking scripting language I've ever seen. I don't think I want to learn it. Have they explained why they designed the syntax that way?
    Quicken user since version 2 for DOS, now using QWin Premier Subscription on Win10 Pro.
  • SherlockSherlock SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    Sherlock said:
    For those that may not want to wait, here's an autohotkey script that achieves the purpose.   As written, press Ctrl + Shift + R instead of Ctrl + R when you want to reconcile an account:
    #ifWinActive ahk_exe qw.exe
    
    ^+r:: ; reconcile
      Send, ^r
      loop
      {
        if A_Index = 1000
          return
        Sleep, 0
        ControlGetFocus, new_control
      } until new_control = Button1
      Send, r{Enter}
    return
    
    #ifWinActive
    
    That may be the strangest looking scripting language I've ever seen. I don't think I want to learn it. Have they explained why they designed the syntax that way?
    If you haven't already, you may want to check out: https://www.autohotkey.com
    Quicken user since 1997
    Premier on Windows 10
  • SherlockSherlock SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    Good point, @Sherlock . I didn't quite see the underline under the R.
    But I rarely use CTRL-R any more. Every once in a while, even though the appropriate register is open, Quicken asks me which account to reconcile. This happens with Reconcile in the tool bar as well.
    It's a very intermittent bug, but it's a pain when you have a couple dozen accounts to scroll through. So I usually use the little Reconcile icon in the Action Bar.

    Ah... I tend to open the register first.   Note: The Choose Reconcile Account window pops when we press Ctrl + R and a register isn't open.  
    Quicken user since 1997
    Premier on Windows 10
  • Rocket J SquirrelRocket J Squirrel SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    Sherlock said:
    Ah... I tend to open the register first.   Note: The Choose Reconcile Account window pops when we press Ctrl + R and a register isn't open.  
    What I’m saying is there’s a bug in that this dialog appears despite the fact that the register is open. It doesn’t happen often, but when it does, it continues appearing for the duration of the session. Restarting Q “fixes” it.
    Quicken user since version 2 for DOS, now using QWin Premier Subscription on Win10 Pro.
  • SherlockSherlock SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    Sherlock said:
    Ah... I tend to open the register first.   Note: The Choose Reconcile Account window pops when we press Ctrl + R and a register isn't open.  
    What I’m saying is there’s a bug in that this dialog appears despite the fact that the register is open. It doesn’t happen often, but when it does, it continues appearing for the duration of the session. Restarting Q “fixes” it.
    I do not recall ever experiencing that issue.  Whenever the register is open, I think Ctrl + R has always worked properly.  Do you use pop-up registers?  I don't.

    In earlier releases, I did have intermittent issues with Ctrl + B (File > Backup and Restore > Back up Quicken File...) and Ctrl + 1 (Tools > One Step Update...) opening a second window which I attributed to Quicken mishandling of Window events and used AutoHotKey scripts to successfully work around the issue.  These scripts broke on upgrade to R19.44 and I have since created fixes for the scripts in case they're needed but the intermittent issues haven't reproduced.  I'm wondering if the bug I was experiencing may have been resolved with the removal of Quicken's dependence on the .Net framework.  Have you experienced the reconcile intermittent issue since R19.44?
    Quicken user since 1997
    Premier on Windows 10
  • Rocket J SquirrelRocket J Squirrel SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    I haven't seen this bug in a while. It may be fixed. I'm running R18 in production still (R19 on my test machine). I don't use pop-up registers.
    Yesterday I tried to pound on CTRL-R in both versions to make the bug occur, and could not. So I'm hoping this bug has been squashed. I'll report back if I encounter it again.
    Quicken user since version 2 for DOS, now using QWin Premier Subscription on Win10 Pro.
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