Investing Dashboard "Value over Time" bar chart colors

I assumed the bar chart was a simple column bar chart with each bar being the total for the month. But it actually a stacked bar chart with a slice for each security held that month. The problem is that all the slices are the same color!

I didn't see any way to change the colors. It would be best to have the colors for each security match the color in the pie chart above, assuming you currently held the security. Securities you didn't hold would be different colors. Why do I think Quickens charting process doesn't allow this.
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This has been implemented with R32.10

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  • NotACPA
    NotACPA SuperUser, Windows Beta Beta
    I've changed this to an Idea, so that other users can Vote upon your suggestion.
    But, I'd note that if the value of a security is small, it might not be possible to give it a separate color due to monitor restrictions. 
    E.G., 1 pixel across really wouldn't be visible.  I don't know how much value would be needed (or how much percentage of the whole) to merit a separate color.
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  • Jim_Harman
    Jim_Harman SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    @NotACPA we can't vote on this unless it is in an Idea category.

    However this is a problem even if your portfolio has only 2 securities, 50% each. It is a stacked bar chart but ALL the securities are the same color! You can see this if you move your mouse up and down over a bar. You see the securities pop up individually as you roll.
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  • NotACPA
    NotACPA SuperUser, Windows Beta Beta
    @Jim_Harman This thread IS an "Idea".  I changed it just before I posted my reply.
    And I just voted for it.
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  • bmciance
    bmciance SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    I voted for this also.  Note that I also put in a "report an issue" for this.  I actually put it in because I have many graphs on my home screen that are shown by security.  When they did the update for the dashboard all of my graphs, which worked fine previously (a different color per security) were changed to only one color (the same as the dashboard graph).
  • Jim_Harman
    Jim_Harman SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    NotACPA said:
    @Jim_Harman This thread IS an "Idea".  I changed it just before I posted my reply.
    And I just voted for it.
    Sorry, it was still in the Investing category when I commented and it would not let me vote. Thanks for setting it up.
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  • Chris_QPW
    Chris_QPW Member ✭✭✭✭
    From what I can tell they are also inconsistent between what the pie chart shows and the bar graph shows.  For the pie chart for the securities that would be too small to separate out they lump them into Other.  But as far as I can tell the bar graph doesn't have an "Other".
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  • Quicken SangeethaS
    Quicken SangeethaS Windows Beta, Mac Beta Beta
    Can someone please give me a screenshot of what you see? You can email it to [email protected] or post it on this thread. Thanks. I just want to be sure that I'm looking at the right graph. 
  • Jim_Harman
    Jim_Harman SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 23
    It appears that this issue has been fixed or at least changed from what was reported above.

    For me, the Value over time bar graph at the bottom right of the dashboard is no longer stacked with a slice for each security but all the same color. There is a solid bar for each month that shows the total portfolio value.
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