Accounts and Reports in Different Windows

Derek Atkins warlord at MIT.EDU
Sun Feb 5 14:51:57 EST 2006

This is an MDI issue..  There is another route you can take:

Edit -> Preference
turn on the Advanced preference (in the General page, IIRC), then click Apply
go to the Advanced page
select Individual Windows
click Apply
select Notebook
click Ok


Quoting Andrew Sackville-West <andrew at>:

> On Sun, 5 Feb 2006 12:39:10 -0500
> Adam Rosi-Kessel <adam at> wrote:
>> I'm running gnucash 1.8.12 from Debian sid.
>> When I open gnucash, two windows open up: one full of reports, the other
>> with just the accounts tree.
>> I'm not sure how I got to this state, but I'm wondering if there is a way
>> to put them all back in the same window again. I can't close the
>> accounts-only window without closing gnucash entirely; and I'd rather not
>> have to re-create all of those reports in the accounts window.
>> The relevant file in ~/.gnucash/books had this:
>> ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
>> ;; options for account tree id=1
>> (let ((options (gnc:make-acct-tree-window-options)))
>> ; Section: Account Tree
>>   (hash-set! gnc:*acct-tree-options* 1 options)
>>   "gnc-acct-tree:1")
>> ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
>> I changed the id=1 to 0 and gnc-acct-tree:1 to 0 as well (as I have in
>> another books file) but this made no difference (I was only just guessing
>> this had something to do with window selection).
> Couple things you can do here.
> 1) in the reports only window, open a new account tree, which will 
> appear at the bottom of your tabs. I think you can then close the 
> account tree only window. I remember messing with this in the past, 
> but I don't recall the results.
> 2) in the account-tree window, recreate each report that is in the 
> other window (you can use the report-only-window to check your report 
> configuration). once you've recreated them all, you can close the 
> reports-only window and move ahead.
> 3) in the report-windoow, "Save" each report (be sure to give them 
> custom names first!!!!!), then close them all, restart gnucash and 
> you can open your reports from the Reports => Custom =>  menu 
> selection.
> A
>> --
>> Adam Rosi-Kessel
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