Window auto-sizing, default date ranges

Robert Graham Merkel
Thu, 14 Sep 2000 15:47:01 +1100

kjordan writes:
 > Hi,
 >    I'm running GnuCash 1.4.1 under KDE (horrors!).  When I open a
 > register window, the transaction entries aren't always completely
 > visible in their cells.  Flukily enough, I found that by
 > double-clicking the heading of a column, the column automagically
 > resizes itself -- resizing the entire window if need be -- so that all
 > entries in that column are perfectly visible.  Oh bliss!  But while
 > I'm generally not averse to the odd double-click here and there, my
 > overwhelming tendency towards general slothfulness makes me wish the
 > window -- and all columns -- would just pop up all perfectly sized
 > when the window is first opened.  Is that possible?  Or will I forever
 > be forced to exert excruciating effort applying the mighty
 > double-click?

I don't think this has been changed yet.  What we could conceivably do
is save the register column withds as an option.  Guys, is this feasible?

 >    My second question again leans towards slothful nirvana and
 > concerns reports.  When I go to view a report -- let's use the `Profit
 > and Loss' report as an example -- I can set parameters such as the
 > date ranges for which the report will show data.  Can I set defaults
 > for these dates?  Right now, the `From' date defaults to 12/31/1999
 > and the `To' date defaults to the current date.  Can I change these
 > defaults?  

We haven't yet provided the ability to do this from the GUI (I'm aware
it's a problem, it's on the TODO list for me).  However, if it's
really annoying you and you know a bit of scheme, you could modify the
report code itself.  Yes, this is a pain, but if you view a lot of
reports and you want the default to be something else it might be
worth it.

Robert Merkel