Improvement Needed On "Annual View" of Budget Template

I have a very wide computer screen. When I open the "Annual View" of the Budget Template I cannot expand the view to fit my wide screen although this can be done with other pages in Quicken. Accordingly, I only see three number columns in each month column. The need is to allow this template to be expanded to fit the entire screen.
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  • UKR
    UKR SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 2020
    For the record:
    What version, edition level and release of Quicken are you using?  Click Help / About Quicken (Mac: Quicken / About Quicken) to get this information.
    What version of Windows are you using?
    What wide screen monitor do you have? Screen resolution, screen size, display scaling settings?

    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.
    • Go to the traditional Windows Desktop and right-click the Quicken program icon.
    • Now click Properties.
    • Select the Compatibility tab.
    • Uncheck all settings.
    • Windows 7, 8.1: Check "Disable display scaling on high DPI settings". 
      Windows 10:  Check "Override high DPI scaling behavior. Scaling performed by:" and select "Application"  (also try the other available options!)
    • 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.
    • Now start Quicken and see if that makes a difference.

    Some additional tuning suggestions:

    • 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.


  • Jeff Bradley
    Jeff Bradley Member ✭✭
    1- Monitor - Dell U3415W - 34 inch-LCD-Aspect ratio 21:9; Native Resolution: QHD 3440 x 1440 at 60 Hz; 2 - Windows 10 Home; 3 - Quicken Premier; 2020; Version R25.21; Build 4 - On a banking account page I can open the columns so that the page extends using the full screen; I cannot do the same with the Budget page; the top of the Budget page extends for the entire screen; the columns do not;
  • Toporion
    Toporion Member ✭✭
    I am having the same problem and this issue is isolated to only the Annual view of the Budget page under Planning. So none of the global options suggested by UKR affects this issue. Temporarily, I stopped using larger fonts in Quicken and instead used UK's final "if all else fails" option and expanded text and other items to 125% in Windows control panel. This helped me be able to use the budget numbers in Annual View. But I prefer to not have to do this since it makes all apps larger.

    I think this page needs to be rendered differently so that it will adapt to larger monitors with higher resolutions. One option is to have it behave like the account registers -- They fill the entire Quicken panel and I am able to manually adjust the width of each column. Or better, have it expand automatically like other pages, to fill the entire available window.
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