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Remember debit/credit column preferences #421
Summary: Every time the user opens an account tab, he has to do two button presses to change column visibility. I can see how that would be annoying.
I've never paid much attention to that button before, that's actually a nice feature. :)
So I would think the formal statement would be...
"For each Table type, remember the last column visibility selection (at least at the account level) and use that visibility setting at creation of new tabs..."
Definitely in the "thinking" category right now.
May I add that this IS a bug. All of the other options on "that button" are global and remembered between sessions. The Debit & Credit preference was likewise until sometime during my 18-month time away from computers. Now it needs to be selected on opening each account tab. If tabs are left open on quitting, on restarting those tabs have reverted to Increase & Decrease and the option needs selecting for each open tab individually as well as any new tabs. By way of contrast, selecting Payee shows the Payee in all accounts currently open and opened thereafter: its position is also remembered globally (e.g. if placed before the Description column).
changed the title from
Remember column visibility preferences
Remember debit/credit column preferences
Jan 3, 2016
A HUGE thank you!
I feared I may be the only one who uses this feature (given I originally requested it) and feared it may NEVER be fixed.
As has been noted, it WAS incredibly frustrating to select the button and Debit/Credit every single time I opened an account (or for each account when I restarted a saved session) and I am so incredibly grateful to you for spending time (and having the ability) to locate and correct the bug. And now I look forward to the 2.10 release with great anticipation.
Very much obliged indeed.
As I've been using the 2.10 release for a while now, I just wanted to add to my thanks regarding the above. I'd been tolerating the malfunction and it really did give me a headache. Every time I open an account tab or print a report, I'm delighted I don't need to remember to change anything! It also avoids any confusion for me, since funds going into an account aren't always in the same increase or decrease column: e.g. paying off a credit card is a decrease, but adding to savings is an increase, yet the money is going into that account in both instances. (I know, accountant-types! ;-) )