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(Canadian user since '92, STILL using QM2007)
I am new to Windows 2020 Deluxe from Mac 2020 Deluxe.
I thought I wasn't doing something right because I couldn't move columns either.
Such a simple task....why would the Mac version do something the Windows won't?
why can I not move my "memo" column, in my register to show after "categories"
Quicken user since version 2 for DOS, now using QWin Biz & Personal Subscription (US) on Win10 Pro.
Why is this even a discussion? With any modern application I think the ability to move columns around via drag-and-drop and arrange in any order that works for you and save the layout is basic functionality.
We are paying for this thing, they really should spend fewer development cycles on connectivity and integration and more time on the UI and general user experience.
I really don't care how hard it is for the developers to give us users (who pay for the developers!) a function that I not only want, but need.
Otherwise, someone else will build a more friendly UI and your customers will leave you.
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Your comments about the deep integration of the grid to the rest of the software made my laugh a little. Yes it's deeply integrated but also it's awful and doesn't really work at all. Search and filtering is awful, you can't even filter a view in your investment register by a ticker symbol (or by anything searchable for that matter) and you van't even add a column to show the symbol. This isn't difficult to remedy - anyone who spent the first 10 mins of a REACT.js Grid class could do this is about 15 mins. The issue isn't the register per se, it's the entire UI wrapper, which was coded in Visual Basic 6.0 (if I'm being generous) and no one at Quicken wants to rebuild it.
The entire application runs on a single 32-bit thread as well, so performs about the same on a 2023 PC as it does on a machine from 2003.
If this is never going to be addressed, then Quicken should either start a new version of Quicken for the remainder of the 21st century, or build out the web version until it has functionality parity with the desktop version. One day, Windows won't support code this old.
The reason the discussion stalled is because 7 years after your CEO said the UI needed a refresh, nothing has happened, so people stopped asking for it.
I guess the question to Quicken is basically: is there any plan to provide a UI in Windows meeting basic modern standard, which you have in the Mac and Web version (like re-ordering columns, filtered views based on searchable text, etc) or not? If not, does that mean Quicken on Windows will die when Microsoft stop supporting UI libraries from the mid 1990's?
PLEASE allow manual sorting of columns e.g. in the Register. For instance, I want to show the "Account" column at the end of the display.
May I ask which "Account Column" you are talking about in an individual account register's register view? There is none.
But if you are talking about the Account Side bar, usually along the left side of the Quicken window …
It can be shifted to the right side of the Quicken window by clicking View / Account Bar / On Right.
I just realized this is not possible. Using this to check for bogus transactions I want to see the amount next to the Payee, and it's not possible. It's 2023! Mac can do this but Windows can't?
Let's get this fixed.
It would be so great if users could rearrange the columns in registers.
Note that for reports with selectable columns such as the Register or Itemized Categories reports, you can now rearrange the columns by clicking on the icon that looks like a spreadsheet to the right of the column headings.
Your idea has been merged into this already active Idea thread regarding the same request.
I honestly can't believe that this is possible in a product with a subscription model.
"Unmaintainable code" discussion is absolutely laughable when users are paying $x per month and more than willing to use another web-based platform that just happens to popup. If they can't afford to do coding for the most fundamental aspects of the UI other than syncing transactions, they will most certainly not continue to be relevant.
Mint's obsolescence is Quicken's is one of the few remaining chances of capturing the market and they're embarrassing UI and experience is not faring well.
I fail to see why a product sold by subscription means that you will get XXX. It just the way you pay for it, it doesn't tell you anything about what will be fixed/add to any given product.
One could just as easily say "I paid $XXX for this product, I would have expected it to have YYY.".
But the key here is really what is $XXX in terms of is that enough to pay for the resources to do what you believe should be done, and whether it is even a priority for the other customers, because it really isn't your $XXX that matters as much as everyone's $XXX and their desires of what is the most important things to add or fix first. And yes, it matters that Quicken is a very old program, because that means that the resources to fix some problems go way up.