[GNC-dev] Question about account list and typeahead

Adrien Monteleone adrien.monteleone at lusfiber.net
Sun Mar 15 17:07:49 EDT 2020

I don’t think that is a feature of GnuCash. I think it belongs to GTK. It seems to work similar to Find-in-page of browser windows.

It will only search what is visible in the tab, so a collapsed part of the tree won’t be found.

A keyboard shortcut to expand/collapse all would be nice to go along with this for sure.

It has a usability bug. If you want to search for something else, such as if you misspelled your term, you have to highlight the text to delete it and then type something different. The backspace key (delete on MacOS) doesn’t work. This might just be a Mac thing though.

> On Mar 14, 2020 w11d74, at 2:34 PM, jeanl <ripngo at gmail.com> wrote:
> Guys,
> When we're in the account list view (the main gnucash page), you can start
> typing and this will open the account list to the first matching account. 
> This is very convenient to quickly access an account in a large, deep
> hierarchy.
> However if the account tree isn't expanded, its leaf accounts are not
> matched, so unless the tree is fully expanded, the type ahead account match
> isn't terribly useful.
> Question: Is this on purpose? I would imagine that would not be hard to fix,
> so there must be a reason why it hasn't been...
> NOTE: This has nothing to do with the PR I submitted about matching account
> in the transaction editing dialog)
> Jean

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