Add Collapse All/Expand All categories in budgets, and save state of which categories are collapsed

IAHawk Member ✭✭✭
I am using Version 5.18.2 (Build 518.35919.100) on OSX El Capitan.

The budget display opens with all the income and expense categories expanded, i.e the subcategories are shown. The resulting display is too large and complex for me to comprehend so I normally go through and close them. This allows me to proceed from the simple to the comprehensive when I see a need to do so, i.e. if a category is "out of whack" I expand that category to find out why and I close it once I've resolved the issue.

And of course if you leave the budget to work on an account register when you return to budgeting again there expanded once more

I don't believe there is a setting which allows this. If there is please point me to it.

I understand that others may have a different opinion, but the option do either in a future release would be a good solution.

[Edited title for clarity and discoverability - @jacobs 7/12/21]
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  • jacobs
    jacobs SuperUser, Mac Beta Beta
    @IAHawk You're not missing anything (unfortunately). It would be good if they added the same controls they've added for reports: an expand all/collapse all button, and that the expand/collapse settings persist when you return to your budget. Unfortunately, the budget is coded very differently than reports, so they'd need to re-invent all of that for budgets. But I agree that it would be helpful to have more control over budgets, which definitely can be a bit overwhelming.
    Quicken Mac Subscription • Quicken user since 1993
  • IAHawk
    IAHawk Member ✭✭✭
    Thanks for your comments. Is there a mechanism for inputting suggestions to the Quicken developers or whoever makes those decisions?
  • Quicken_Tyka
    Quicken_Tyka Alumni ✭✭✭✭

    Hello @IAHawk

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  • Papasoz
    Papasoz Member ✭✭
    Further clarification. Be able to expand and collapse budget categories, same as reports, where categories remain collapsed or expanded.
  • jacobs
    jacobs SuperUser, Mac Beta Beta
    edited July 2021
    @Papasoz Yes, there actually is an existing Edit post for this excellent enhancement suggestion. The title of that post was not very clear, which is likely why you didn't see it -- and why it hasn't yet attracted many votes; the title of that post has now been edited for clarity and discoverability. 

    [Edit: Posts have been merged together - QS]

    Please take a minute to visit the Idea post and to add your vote. Scroll to the top of the page and in the yellow box under the first post, click the arrow under the vote counter. 

    Quicken Mac Subscription • Quicken user since 1993
  • Papasoz
    Papasoz Member ✭✭
    @jacobs , thanks. Been a quicken user since 2004, first PC , now Mac. Does that job well and have appreciated the upgrades over the years.
  • Robman
    Robman Member
    A few releases back, the budget screen would save the last view of collapsed or uncollapsed categories, it would be great to get the feature back or allow the ability to collapse or uncollapse all categories like reports provide.
  • wsanders006
    wsanders006 Member
    Definitely need the capability to always open the budget with collapsed categories. When you have a fairly detailed budged that includes both home and business you want to quickly eyeball the categories and then uncollapse a category if it is an area of concern. Should not have to go through and collapse the categories everytime to get a summary overview. Thanks you for moving this to a priority
  • kelmackay
    kelmackay Member
    agree need collapse function and also an easier way to zero out budget columns om dub categories