[GNC-dev] Register text selection

David Carlson david.carlson.417 at gmail.com
Mon May 21 20:39:32 EDT 2018

A long time ago I filed a bug report <
https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=686051> about needing to have an
easy way to navigate to those edited but not committed transactions that
trigger the warnings when closing the file or clicking on Save.  I vote to
escalate that bug.

David C

On Mon, May 21, 2018 at 12:44 PM, David T. via gnucash-devel <
gnucash-devel at gnucash.org> wrote:

> > On May 21, 2018, at 6:14 PM, Geert Janssens <geert.gnucash at kobaltwit.be>
> wrote:
> >
> > Op maandag 21 mei 2018 13:08:05 CEST schreef Robert Fewell:
> >> I have been looking at getting the middle mouse button to work for
> pasting
> >> selected text and whilst trying to do that started to wonder about the
> >> existing preselected text.
> >>
> >> Currently...
> >> If you open a register, the blank transaction date text is preselected.
> >> If you start Gnucash with saved open registers, the last register in the
> >> list to load has the blank date text preselected, this may not be the
> >> current open register.
> >>
> I would like to point out that I find *this* aspect of the register
> behavior highly confusing. The “Select a field in a register that is not
> the current one” problem crops up at other times. I am not certain, but I
> think it happens when a modal dialog is closed. It is extremely frustrating
> to be working in a register that is not the bottom-most and then discover
> that your typing is going into a register that is NOT the one you are
> currently working in! Moreover, you may not even be aware that you are
> changing a transaction that is out of sight—and if you choose to leave
> GnuCash at this juncture, you will get a mysterious dialog asking if you
> want to save your changes (huh? what changes? I guess I better!). And THEN,
> you have no idea the next time what happened in that OTHER register.
> I am grateful that someone else has seen this behavior and commented on
> it. I’d like to see it changed.
> David T.
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