Change the way we can sort the account list

Other than to alphabetize, which makes no sense to me, the only way to sort the order of accounts in the account list or in the sidebar is with the up and down arrows, one line at a time. There should be a way to drag accounts to the desired order. I've been a Quicken user for 20 years; I have a lot of accounts. The current method is so tedious, it's almost impractical.
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  • q_lurker
    q_lurker SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    A common suggestion to make the alphabetize option work is prepend a string to the front of each account name - sort of like accountants do as account numbers.  Use A, B, C, 1001, 1002, 2003, or some other plan.  Those you want forced to the bottom get ZZZ, or 999, or similar. 
  • Frankx
    Frankx SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    @Jeff Nicoll,

    I like your "drag &drop" suggestion as I too have struggled with the arrows many, many times.


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  • dkuechi
    dkuechi Member
    Drag and Drop is the best solution. The up and down arrows make it much harder than it needs to be.
  • Rocket J Squirrel
    Rocket J Squirrel SuperUser, Windows Beta ✭✭✭✭✭
    I agree drag'n'drop would be much easier. But really, how often do you need to re-order the account bar? The only time I need to do this is when I add a new account, which is almost never.
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  • dkuechi
    dkuechi Member
    I do it enough to get aggravated every time I have to. It's such an archaic interface design.
  • How can I organize my account according to what I want? currently they are separated by type, Checking, saving, etc. but I am managing numerous checking account and would like to sort them differently. I don't want to for them by number.

    I called they suggested using number or put in a complaint so they can get if fixed in 20 years.
  • Paco
    Paco Member
    It is so simple to do it - provide the option to sort the accounts list - I have many accounts and add or delete accounts often - allowing sort by several fields is something simple - quicken should provide this basic functionality. Or drag and drop - but not the primitive slow way permitted now.
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