transaction record; jump to blank

Jason Rennie
Mon, 17 Jul 2000 23:20:07 -0400


I installed 1.4.2 not too long ago and one of the few things that has 
annoyed me about GNUCash is that whenever I am in one of the multi-line 
modes and I hit 'Enter', rather than going to a blank transaction, I go 
to the next line in the current multi-line transaction.  I seem to have 
found the code that handles this in gnome/window-register.c.  At the end 
of the gnc_register_record_cb function is this small chunk of code:

  if (goto_blank)

I tried changing this to :


and I got exactly the behavior I wanted.  I guess goto_blank was always 
ending up as GNC_F (false) for me.  The comment at the top of the 
function reads:

  /* If we are in single or double line mode and we hit enter
   * on the blank split, go to the blank split instead of the
   * next row. This prevents the cursor from jumping around
   * when you are entering transactions. */

but even when I hit 'Enter' in a blank line of a multi-line transaction, 
I only go to the next line in the register (often an already filled in 
line, rather than a blank line).  When I'm entering many transactions, I 
don't like to have to move the mouse to add many entries, but I like to 
do things in "auto single" mode so that after I've added a few entries, 
I can add memos and do splits without having to change the register mode.

Anyway, I'd like to always be moved to the next blank after hitting
'Enter'.  Is there a reason as to why hitting 'Enter' doesn't do this?

Jason D Rennie
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