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Gray out register reminders not yet entered

GeoDosch
GeoDosch Windows Beta Beta
edited December 2020 in Display/UI (Windows)
The ability to show upcoming reminders in the register can be helpful, especially since the "Bills & Income" projected balances graph doesn't always show specific expenses (this is a well-reported, long-standing problem.)

However, when looking at a register showing upcoming reminders, the only indication that it is a reminder, and not a register entry, is the clock icon in the first column.  This makes it far too easy to look at the register and think that a payment has been made, when in fact a manual payment is necessary.

Currently the register has the option of showing reconciled entries in gray (a feature I personally find of dubious use.)  However, it would be very useful if there was a preference setting to show register reminders in gray, or some other way to easily distinguish reminders from completed entries.
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  • Chris_QPW
    Chris_QPW Member ✭✭✭✭
    Well that clock is in a different color...  What I do is expand the status column so that I can see the text and then these standout quite well.


    BTW gray would be a terrible color to pick.  You would want it to standout, not "fade away".
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  • GeoDosch
    GeoDosch Windows Beta Beta
    I don't mind the fade away, since I use the "Bills & Income" screen to see what's upcoming.  Showing reminders in the register is something I use to view projected balances.  But as different users have differing needs, the ability to chose the font color for the reminders would make it more useful for everyone.

    Thanks for the tip on widening the column; when I do that the clock changes from gray to blue, in addition to the annotation.  But I'd still like the option for the entire entry to look different.
  • Chris_QPW
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    GeoDosch said:
    Thanks for the tip on widening the column; when I do that the clock changes from gray to blue, in addition to the annotation.  But I'd still like the option for the entire entry to look different.
    Wow I never noticed that before, it is a gray clock when only the icon is showing.

    They should at least be consistent and make it blue.
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