Recent Transactions dashboard card does not display full categories

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MontanaKarl
MontanaKarl Member, Mac Beta Beta

The category field in the Recent Transactions dashboard card only displays "short names" - e.g., the lowest level subcategory of nested categories. So, "Business:Travel:Lodging" appears as just "Lodging" although the long name is used in registers and reports.

This is in spite of Quicken Settings > Register > Category appearance in reports and registers being set to "Display Long Names"

You'd think if this 'register' setting applies to reports, it would apply to dashboard cards as well?

Quicken user since 1990, MacBook Pro M2 Max on Ventura 13.6.7 • Windows 11

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  • jacobs
    jacobs SuperUser, Mac Beta Beta
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    @MontanaKarl said: The category field in the Recent Transactions dashboard card only displays "short names"

    Good point. One might argue that a Dashboard card is neither a report or register, so the setting in preferences technically doesn't apply to the Dashboard cards. 😉 But the more practical answer is that depending on the length f the account name, there wouldn't be space for long category names in this card unless they allow categories to display on a line of their own.

    If that's not practical or desirable as a solution, then perhaps an alternative would be to allow hovering over the short category name in the card to pop up the long category name, which is what happens in registers when the preference is set to short names.

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