Add keyboard shortcut to OK the Reconciliation Screen

We shouldn't have to mouse over to that button.
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R35.23 - Alt + O

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  • UKR
    UKR SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    Are you asking about the "Done" button on this screen?
    As one can see, some of the buttons contain an underlined character, but not "Done".
    The minimum a programmer would have to change is to enable the "o" in "Done" as the keyboard shortcut character, allowing a keyboard shortcut of Alt-O for Done (Alt-D is already taken for the Delete button)

  • Chris_QPW
    Chris_QPW Member ✭✭✭✭
    For what is worth this one has bothered me for years.  But maybe there is hope.  For years I pointed out that the A in Mark All was underlined meaning that it should work with shortcut Alt+A, but it didn't.  A few versions back they finally fixed that.

    I happen to use the Mark All a lot because I have a manually entered investment account.  So it goes from "uncleared" to "reconciled" in one step.
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  • Rocket J Squirrel
    Rocket J Squirrel SuperUser, Windows Beta ✭✭✭✭✭
    I have no idea what @Jim McLaughlin is talking about. Jim, can you be more specific?
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  • Chris_QPW
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    I have no idea what @Jim McLaughlin is talking about. Jim, can you be more specific?

    He means the Done button, not the OK button.  I do that from time to time,  you have dialogs that have OK or Save or Done, and in your mind they all "merge together".  :)
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  • Rocket J Squirrel
    Rocket J Squirrel SuperUser, Windows Beta ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 2020
    Oh, pshaw. With that dialog, you can Tab into the Done button and hit Enter. Mouse not needed.
    Here is my pet peeve dialog. The "Did checks print OK?" confirmation can not be dismissed by keyboard. Once upon a time, you could just press Enter. Now, there is no way to focus on the OK button via keyboard; focus stays in the check number text box no matter what you do with the keyboard. You must use the mouse. Really annoying that only ALT-F4 dismisses this dialog via keyboard (and leaves Quicken running!). Try it.

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  • Mike134
    Mike134 Member ✭✭
    When entering or modifying a registry entry, it would be handy to have a keyboard shortcut to mark a transaction as "Reconciled" rather than having to just use the mouse. That would allow the entire transaction to be handled from the keyboard.
    Alt+r might be an option.
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  • FlyerFran
    FlyerFran Windows Beta Beta
    I would classify this a "nice" to have.  I've used the mouse or tab key for years to complete a reconcile and that has worked well for me.  I also use Shortcut keys, so adding the option that @Jim McLaughlin requested could be good for people who also use them.     
  • UKR
    UKR SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    Putting a little lipstick on the Done button in Reconcile, to make Alt-O work as keyboard shortcut would be nice to have.
    Ditto for the "Did checks print OK?" dialog. If it doesn't, press Enter should work here.
  • Rocket J Squirrel
    Rocket J Squirrel SuperUser, Windows Beta ✭✭✭✭✭
    Every dialog should respond to Enter as if it were the OK (or Done) button, and Escape as if it were Cancel. This is basic GUI.
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  • Chris_QPW
    Chris_QPW Member ✭✭✭✭
    Every dialog should respond to Enter as if it were the OK (or Done) button, and Escape as if it were Cancel. This is basic GUI.
    They violated basic GUI when they made hitting Enter toggle the cleared status of currently selected transaction in the list above (note Space also does this, which is the normal key for this).  That is probably why Enter doesn't activate the Done button.
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  • Sherlock
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    It appears this has already been implemented in R35.23: press Alt + O
  • Chris_QPW
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    Sherlock said:
    It appears this has already been implemented in R35.23: press Alt + O
    Yep, and I have been using quite a bit now.  Took me a bit to remember it was there, and to get use to using it, but really appreciate it now.
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  • Jim McLaughlin
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    Thanks for making this modest GUI improvement.
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