Add the Ability to Close (non pop-up) Account Registers

I have noticed that if you use non pop-up account registers, there is no way to close them and they remain open for the remainder of your session.  If I open 20 registers, and they remain open during my session with Quicken, does that deteriorate performance, or cause a potential issue?

Would it be a good idea, or meaningful, to have the ability to close non pop-up account registers?  

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  • QPWQPW Member
    edited December 2018
    Just the opposite, they don't close them because they are trying to speed up the performance.

    In comparison reading from disk (even a SSD) is very slow in comparison from reading from memory.

    When Quicken opens it doesn't read all the data file, like all the account data.

    It waits until you open that account before it read it.  Go to an investment account with fair amount of transactions/securities in it.  The first time you open it, it will be slower than the next time you open it.  That is because the first time it was read off of this disk.  The second time it is reading from memory.

    This is exactly the intent to "cache the account in memory".

    In truth Quicken uses very little memory in comparison to say your web browser.

    Right now I have Quicken and Firefox open.  Quicken is taking 77.5MB, and Firefox is taking 512MB (and growing) and I only have one tab open in Firefox.

    I just opened about 5 investment accounts, and now Quicken is at 117.6MB.
  • QPWQPW Member
    edited December 2018
    BTW this leads to one of the "performance tips" given on this forum.

    Say you have an investment account that has a lot of transactions and securities in it and it is getting really slow.  Most of that is "history" you can transfer the currently active securities and cash to a new account.  Now you won't have open that old slow account except maybe for looking at old transactions.
  • SimonSezSoSimonSezSo Member
    edited December 2018
    QPW  ok that makes sense, so then if you use pop-up registers, and close them each time, you are not being as efficient as using the "regular" registers?  It may be a stupid question, but I am trying to understand the merits of using pop-up registers.
  • QPWQPW Member
    edited December 2018

    QPW  ok that makes sense, so then if you use pop-up registers, and close them each time, you are not being as efficient as using the "regular" registers?  It may be a stupid question, but I am trying to understand the merits of using pop-up registers.

    Let's see.  Turn on pop-up registers.

    Open one of my investment accounts.
    4 seconds.
    Close, and open again.
    4 seconds.
    Repeat, same number.

    Turn off pop-up registers.
    Open the same investment account.
    About 5 seconds.
    Go to another account and back to the same account.
    1 second.
    Repeat, same number.
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