Portfolio view column width when column order is changed

dw
dw Member ✭✭
edited July 11 in Investing (Windows)
how do you get quicken to hold the column width I set, it changes back to a default when I change the order of the view for share and tickers. windows 10 premier

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  • Jim_Harman
    Jim_Harman SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    Please describe where in Quicken you are seeing this issue - investing account transaction list? Holdings view? Investing > Portfolio view? Report?
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  • dw
    dw Member ✭✭
    under the Investing view, right side, everytime you change the order of say stock, ticker, shares, to stock, shares, ticker it resets to very wide column again
  • Jim_Harman
    Jim_Harman SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 11
    This is what we would call an Investing Portfolio view.

    It appears that the column width stays with the column position and not with the column displayed in that position, so for example the 3rd column is always the width you have set for that column. Does that match what you are seeing?

    It would certainly be better if when you moved a column the width moved along with the column.

    I edited the title of your post to make it clearer
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  • dw
    dw Member ✭✭
    If you change the view in any way (the order) the columns reset to very wide for all displayed items in the view.
  • UKR
    UKR SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭

    Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words …
    Can you please capture one or more images of the parts of your Quicken window showing the issue (a before and after making changes view of the Portfolio view), sensitive information blacked out as necessary to protect your privacy but annotated to describe the situation, and attach the image(s) here?
    https://community.quicken.com/discussion/7867159/faq-how-do-i-post-a-screenshot-in-the-community-from-windows

    https://community.quicken.com/discussion/7663259/faq-how-do-i-post-a-screenshot-in-the-community-from-a-mac

    Please save images to files of file type PNG, JPG, or GIF only. They're easier to work with than PDF files.

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  • dw
    dw Member ✭✭
    edited July 11
    Really? width of a column in the right side of the screen when you change (add, delete, reorder) or customize the view
  • Chris_QPW
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    dw said:
    how do you get quicken to hold the column width I set, it changes back to a default when I change the order of the view for share and tickers. windows 10 premier
    By "change the order of the view" are you talking about clicking on the column header to change the sort order?

    If so, mine doesn't change the width of the columns when I do that.



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  • dw
    dw Member ✭✭
    edited July 11
    Column width of say shares, you make it 8 char. wide and if you do anything reorder or add say market value then the column changes to 25? char. wide, it doesnt matter if it before or after it when changing anything
  • Chris_QPW
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    OK I see what you are talking about now.

    For me they don't change to "defaults" what is happening is that the "columns" have a width, not the actual "field".  In other words "column 1 has XX pixels" no matter what "field" is displayed in it.



    So yes they really should be more "intelligent" about this and keep the sizes with the "fields" not the columns, but it could get pretty complicated to do that given you can add/remove/move fields around.
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