Hide accounts in register with $0 balance

hurwi
hurwi Mac Beta Beta
I have a number of credit cards that I keep open but don't use anymore. Ideally, they would be hidden in my account list, but show up if there's activity. This way I'd know if there's fraudulent use on it, or if I've used the card by mistake.
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  • UKR
    UKR SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    I could be wrong, but I was told that it's better for your credit rating if you keep using these credit cards, at least once in a while, just to show some activity. Charge something and pay it off in full at the next statement due date. That's what I do. And, as Quicken for Windows user, I keep these accounts sorted towards the bottom of the Account Bar.
  • Chris_QPW
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    If you hide an account from the account bar in Quicken Mac is it completely invisible?

    This is something that Quicken Windows users asked for quite a bit, but the Quicken Windows developers insisted that it be done like this:


    More Accounts is where the "hidden" accounts are.  If you select it it gives the list of hidden accounts.  But more importantly for your use case if any of those accounts weren't zero this amount wouldn't be zero since it is the total of all the hidden accounts in this section of the Account bar,
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  • hurwi
    hurwi Mac Beta Beta
    Chris_QPW said:
    If you hide an account from the account bar in Quicken Mac is it completely invisible?
    Yeah, Quicken Mac hides an account completely and doesn't have the "More Accounts" option
  • Chris_QPW
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    hurwi said:
    Chris_QPW said:
    If you hide an account from the account bar in Quicken Mac is it completely invisible?
    Yeah, Quicken Mac hides an account completely and doesn't have the "More Accounts" option
    Sounds like Quicken Mac needs to have an option for the More Accounts, and Quicken Windows needs an option to completely hide this, because different people want different things.  Hopefully the Mac developers will be more inclined to give you that than the Windows developers were.
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  • Jon
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    edited September 25
    Hidden Accounts can be displayed in the Account sidebar if you turn on that option:


    This will give you a Hidden Accounts category at the bottom of the list of accounts:



  • Chris_QPW
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    Thanks @Jon for the information.

    It looks like Quicken Mac is one up on Quicken Windows in this area, and this idea should be marked implemented.
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  • Jon
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    Chris_QPW said:
    Thanks @Jon for the information.

    It looks like Quicken Mac is one up on Quicken Windows in this area, and this idea should be marked implemented.

    Not entirely. Quicken Mac doesn't automatically move accounts in & out of Hidden status based on the account balance, which is what the original post was about.
  • Chris_QPW
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    I think the original request is served by this:
    Ideally, they would be hidden in my account list, but show up if there's activity.

    It "shows up" by the fact that the amount changes from zero to something else.

    I see no reason for it to automatically jump between being hidden and not hidden.  In fact I can certainly see situations where that wouldn't be desired.
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  • Chris_QPW
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    BTW I might be wrong in my interpretation of this request's goal and as such people might want to vote up this suggest (and it shouldn't be marked implemented).  Note I'm also assuming that "Hidden Accounts" is used accounts that are closed or "inactive" and as such zero, and accounts that active accounts that shouldn't be in the total are in "Separate".
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  • jacobs
    jacobs SuperUser, Mac Beta Beta
    I wouldn't want an account with a zero balance to automatically become hidden. I have some credit cards I don't use every month, but I don't want them disappearing when the balance is zero; I want to be able to click on them easily the next time I have a charge to enter. 

    By the way, this feature request already exists as an Idea post. (At least I think that one and this one are asking for the same thing.) It has not received any votes since it was created back in May.
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  • hurwi
    hurwi Mac Beta Beta
    Being able to show hidden accounts in the account list does mostly fulfill my need, however, they are now at the bottom of the account list and need to be scrolled to. I don't often scroll so might miss it if a transaction shows up. But overall better than having them mixed in with the account list - thanks for the tip Jon.