Senior User Seeking Visual Assistance

I am a 95 year old Quicken Deluxe (Version R30.21 January, 2021) user with extreme vision problems making it extremely difficult reading the screen (Even a 50” one) in several ways:

1. I have access to white - on - black screens in every other program I use (Chrome, Word, Open Office, Firefox etc. Example picture qChromeGood.png at https://photos.app.goo.gl/KZ6CyHJZgK6Rodi57) but cannot find a way to do the same on Quicken… the brilliant white screen nearly blinds me (See example picture qUickenBad.png at https://photos.app.goo.gl/N49Py2t1bPXni1ty7.) In many cases I need a magnifying glass to determine what information is available.

2. When using the Check Register, in most cases, the location of the cursor is shown with a dark blue background; which makes reading whatever might already be there or what I type; next to impossible to distinguish. Is there a way to change the ‘blue’ to some other color or format this differently; this serves dual purpose… indicates where it is and also improves visibility for the user? Perhaps you could make the form lines darker and the print darker so that it’s easier to read.

Thank you,
James Steiner ([email removed - privacy])

Comments

  • Chris_QPW
    Chris_QPW Member ✭✭✭✭
    Well one thing you can do right now is:
    Edit -> Preferences -> Register -> Fonts...

    In the dialog that comes up you can select bold.  You can also change the font, another font might be easier for you to see.
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  • qChromeGood.png is at https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipPBCLg9V0awdijoDjEFLoKFKAGFhu-T_uRUsS5y3ISpkO6ZUlly_UYQqWsscR_FyQ?key=MW96MHUtRmlWNHluempXS0w2Yk5OR1FjLVltaVRn
  • qUickenBad.png is at the same locate as above. You can tell the difference in the two pictures because one is Chrome and the other Quicken.
  • Sherlock
    Sherlock SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 20
    If you haven't already, I suggest you consider inverting the colors using the Magnifier window.
  • Chris_QPW
    Chris_QPW Member ✭✭✭✭
    BTW even though it isn't exactly the same as the high contrast mode that you are using, they are considering implementing "dark mode", which should be a step in the right direction.
    https://community.quicken.com/discussion/7856333/dark-mode-for-quicken-for-windows-1-merged-vote
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  • jrich75
    jrich75 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited January 20
    You have a few years on me but I know what you mean.  I use the white on black a lot for eBooks.  I don't know of a way to select it in Quicken however, there are some adjustments that might help/
    Under Tools, Preferences there is a Color option.  I have the background set to Gray rather than White which reduces the overall screen brightness.  It doesn't affect all white areas but it does help a lot.  Also, you can experiment with the Tab color scheme and get away from the default blue to something less bright.  And also, under the Register preferences you can set the primary color for each type of register which also helps.
    As far as the cursor highlight, my text color changes to white against the blue background so it is similar to reversed text scheme you mention.  Doesn't yours do that?  I do not know of a way to change the blue to something different but it works OK for me with the white text.  

    Quicken user since 1995
    Win10 Deluxe Subscription thru 2021
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