Mac Request option to hide categories and tags (updated title) (32 Legacy Votes +11 Merged Votes)

Please add the capability of hiding seldom used/old categories and tags in Q2018 Mac. No I can't delete them because they are tied to old transactions.
42 votes

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  • bdubsposse
    bdubsposse Member ✭✭
    I would like to be able to hide categories vs delete them from the category list. I have data that goes back 3-5years and these categories are good for reporting purposes but clutter up the category screen currently. This functionality already exists in the Windows version but not the Mac version for some reason.
  • JayBugs
    JayBugs Member, Windows Beta, Mac Beta Beta
    My data goes back 20 years and when I moved from Windows to Mac dozens of old categories appeared. It is a real mess now. The old categories have data and can't be deleted, but really need to be hided. I was kind of shocked to find I can't hide old categories, tag, and other items like this in the Mac version. Features needed.
  • drbillk
    drbillk Member
    This would be so incredibly helpful. I've seen it possible in the Windows version.
  • JSmith
    JSmith Member
    Yes please add this feature. I am a software engineer and this seems like low hanging fruit and a very easy feature to add.
  • garry4
    garry4 Member ✭✭
    I've switched from Windows and this is another one of those paper cut differences that make me question my decision.
  • Mikey1108
    Mikey1108 Member ✭✭
    adding this feature for Quicken for Mac is long overdue.
  • Vincent Thacker
    Vincent Thacker Member ✭✭
    I would like this feature for Quicken Windows version as well :)
  • JT97
    JT97 Member
    PLEASE add this! I have used quicken since 1993 and I have a lot of categories that are not currently used. I don't need to delete them - just hide them so I do not have to sort through so many to find what I need. Simplify. Simplify. Simplify.
  • ARS713
    ARS713 Member
    IS it possible to hide categories?
  • jacobs
    jacobs SuperUser, Mac Beta Beta
    @ARS713 It is not possible to hide categories. This Idea topic hasn't garnered many votes, so it may not be on the developers' radar. (Vote for it above!) For categories you no longer want, you can either (a) merge them with another category (except in the case of investment categories), or raceme them with a prefix like "z-Household Expenses" so they drop to the bottom of any list and stay out of your sight most of the time.
    Quicken Mac Subscription • Quicken user since 1993
  • MichaelE
    MichaelE Member
    I agree, hiding categories is a must.
  • MichaelE
    MichaelE Member
    I have started using Tags to track transactions for my freelance work. I use this to run reports for income and expenses and quickly sort by year and client. Over the past 5 years my Tag list has bloated! I don't want to delete these tags for obvious reporting reasons but I DO want to be able to HIDE them so my list can show only my most recent tags for ease of transaction entry. This along with the new colors for tags function will make Quicken the perfect tool for managing my Freelance income!
  • MichaelE
    MichaelE Member
    Please, please, please make this happen! I used this extensively in Windows and now that it is gone in my Mac version I am dying. I need the hide function for Tags the worst but the ability to hide old categories would be great too. I have over a decade of historical data and I don't want to lose any of that sort/report ability. I just need to hide some legacy stuff!
  • jacobs
    jacobs SuperUser, Mac Beta Beta
    To anyone adding comments in this thread requesting this enhancement, please make sure you are also scrolling to the top of the thread and adding your vote in the yellow box under the first post. 
    Quicken Mac Subscription • Quicken user since 1993
  • I agree. The way one can hide accounts should be duplicated to categories.
  • Chris Mead
    Chris Mead Member ✭✭✭
    Totally agree with this recommendation.  I understate the relationship issue may throw a curveball.  For example, I have transactions from 10 years ago to categories I no longer use.  But I don't want to change those to uncategorized.  But I would like them not to be available to budgeting or active transactions.  The process would be similar to closing accounts.  Maybe it should eb called:

  • Chris Mead
    Chris Mead Member ✭✭✭
    Make sure that if the categories are hidden that new transactions, either downloaded or manually posted, can't make use if these hidden categories.