Vehicle Mileage Tracker Improvements

Vehicle Mileage Tracker needs
1) A Search option
2) A better interface so I can see more than 4 rows at a time. The Trip Information section could be much smaller to allow more rows
3) Not a modal window so I can look back at Invoices
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  • UKR
    UKR SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    Vehicle Mileage Tracker needs
    ...
    2) A better interface so I can see more than 4 rows at a time. The Trip Information section could be much smaller to allow more rows
    ...
    The Mileage Tracker window can be resized and made taller or smaller or full screen using standard Windows procedures.
    How many transactions you can see depends on your window size vs. your screen size, your screen resolution and the magnification factor used to display text on screen. This factor should not exceed a setting of 125%.

  • Full screen gets me 5 transactions. My display is 1920x1080 and at 100% and no magnification.
  • NotACPA
    NotACPA SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 13
    I get the same results as @geekymerrymermaid and I voted for this idea.
    And extremely easy change would be to move the "Use this record ..." instructions to the side of the input form and move the input form higher ...  thus allowing for more detail  records below.
    Q user since DOS version 5
    Now running Quicken Windows Subscription, Home & Business
    Retired "Certified Information Systems Auditor" & Bank Audit VP
  • Greg_the_Geek
    Greg_the_Geek SuperUser, Windows Beta ✭✭✭✭✭
    That's strange, full screen shows 17 lines in the Mileage Tracker for me.


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  • NotACPA
    NotACPA SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    After seeing the post from @Greg_the_Geek, I did a bit of testing.
    @Geekymerrymermaid and I are using the "Large fonts" option of display, and Greg isn't.
    Switching that option on/off impacts the Mileage Tracker in the manner shown.
    The space utilization of that dialog could STILL be optimized.
    Q user since DOS version 5
    Now running Quicken Windows Subscription, Home & Business
    Retired "Certified Information Systems Auditor" & Bank Audit VP
  • UKR
    UKR SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭

    Font size problems? Display issues? (Windows)

    If you are using a version of Quicken at the Quicken 2019 US R 19.44 patch level or newer and you have previously made the following Compatibility change, please undo the change.
    Users of other Quicken versions please try the following:

    • Close Quicken !!! (This process won't work while Quicken is running!)
    • Check the Compatibility tab settings in your Quicken Desktop program icon:
    • In the Windows Start Menu right-click the Quicken icon. Select "Open File Location". This brings up a Windows File Explorer window. Right-click the highlighted Quicken shortcut line item.
      or
    • Go to the traditional Windows Desktop and right-click the Quicken program icon.
      or
    • Use Windows File Explorer, navigate to C:\Program Files (x86)\Quicken\ and right-click qw.exe
    • Now click Properties.
    • Select the Compatibility tab.
    • Uncheck all settings.
    • Windows 7, 8.1: Check "Disable display scaling on high DPI settings". 
      Windows 10, 11: Click "Change high DPI settings".  Check "Override high DPI scaling behavior. Scaling performed by:" and select "Application"  (also try the other available options repeating the entire procedure!). Click OK.
    • Be sure to uncheck the "Run this program in compatibility mode for [older Windows version]" setting.
    • Click the "Change settings for all users" button.
    • Click Apply and exit.
    • Reboot Windows.
    • Now start Quicken and see if that makes a difference.

    Some additional tuning suggestions:

    • Try this workaround for 4k monitors
      https://www.quicken.com/support/work-around-display-issues-high-resolution-monitors
    • System requirements: 1024x768 or higher screen resolution, 1280x1024 minimum for Large Fonts settings
    • Unless absolutely required, try not to use "View / Use large fonts"
    • Try setting the bank account registers to use a different font style or size: go to Edit / Preferences / Register, click the Fonts button and try different fonts.
    • Try adjusting the bank account registers' row height: go to Edit / Preferences / Register, choose among the available Row Height choices: Compact, Comfortable or Standard
    • If all else fails, try changing Windows Control Panel / Display options for "Make text and other items … smaller or larger" to use a different scaling level, but try not to exceed 125%
    • Try using the Windows Magnifier. Press the Windows logo key and the = key to open Magnifier. Customize Magnifier to increment Zoom in 25% intervals.