How to show complete date in accounts Quickens for Mac 2020

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Ron
Ron Member ✭✭

Somehow my date format has changed. Working on updating my account the date is displayed as 06/30/…

How to change like in this example 06/30/2024?

Thanks

(I know this isn't listed in the Category)

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  • jacobs
    jacobs SuperUser, Mac Beta Beta
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    It sounds like you inadvertently made the Date column too narrow to display the full date. To widen the column, click the vertical divider in between the Date column heading and the heading to the right of it.

    Quicken Mac Subscription • Quicken user since 1993
  • RickO
    RickO SuperUser, Mac Beta Beta
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    A few more comments on this:

    1. You can double-click on the divider between column headers and it will automatically expand or shrink the column width to fit the widest content in the column to the left of the divider. Note that it makes this adjustment based on the currently displayed rows, so if you have a filter invoked, that will affect this feature.
    2. The date display used by Quicken is pulled from macOS System Settings > General > Language & Region. You can change the date format there and it will be reflected in Quicken as soon as you switch to a new register.
    3. There is no option (at least for US and Canada) in Language & Region for "06/30/2024" format, so I don't think you can have that. The closest option in "6/30/24". You can however have "2024/6/30", "2024.06.30" or "2024-06-30" format.

    The above is based on macOS 14 Sonoma. If you're running an earlier version of macOS, it may be different.

    Quicken Mac Subscription; Quicken Mac user since the early 90s

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  • jacobs
    jacobs SuperUser, Mac Beta Beta
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    It sounds like you inadvertently made the Date column too narrow to display the full date. To widen the column, click the vertical divider in between the Date column heading and the heading to the right of it.

    Quicken Mac Subscription • Quicken user since 1993
  • RickO
    RickO SuperUser, Mac Beta Beta
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    A few more comments on this:

    1. You can double-click on the divider between column headers and it will automatically expand or shrink the column width to fit the widest content in the column to the left of the divider. Note that it makes this adjustment based on the currently displayed rows, so if you have a filter invoked, that will affect this feature.
    2. The date display used by Quicken is pulled from macOS System Settings > General > Language & Region. You can change the date format there and it will be reflected in Quicken as soon as you switch to a new register.
    3. There is no option (at least for US and Canada) in Language & Region for "06/30/2024" format, so I don't think you can have that. The closest option in "6/30/24". You can however have "2024/6/30", "2024.06.30" or "2024-06-30" format.

    The above is based on macOS 14 Sonoma. If you're running an earlier version of macOS, it may be different.

    Quicken Mac Subscription; Quicken Mac user since the early 90s
  • Jon
    Jon SuperUser, Mac Beta Beta
    edited May 17
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    I could have sworn there used to be a way that you could customize the date format (and some of the other language & region settings) so if you wanted one with a 4 digit year you could make one, but I can't find it now. Maybe that got lost when they redesigned System Settings.

    Edit: Yes there was: https://www.wikihow.com/Change-the-Date-Format-on-a-Mac . You can still do it via the command line: https://www.caseyliss.com/2022/11/14/ventura-date-formats

  • Ron
    Ron Member ✭✭
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    I love Quickens Community page.

    Always fast responds. Thanks Jacobs and Rick0. RIGHT ON…..

  • RickO
    RickO SuperUser, Mac Beta Beta
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    @Ron You're welcome. Glad to help.

    @Jon I had that feeling too but didn't dig any deeper. Glad you found the way to do it in command line.

    Quicken Mac Subscription; Quicken Mac user since the early 90s
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