Register auto-complete

David T. sunfish62 at
Wed Sep 17 12:23:38 EDT 2008

I have been bothered by the Autofill Autocrat as well. Personally, I am annoyed that I have to retype the entire description each time, which essentially makes autofill USELESS in this circumstance. I would love to figure out how to make it so that imported entries NOT get added to the Autocrat's buffer...

The only thing I can point out is that if you type a different character and immediately delete it, the mixed case version remains and is saved. If you're doing a lot of the same entries, you can copy and paste, although here again you have to type an extra character and delete it, since the Autocrat steps in on the paste job too.


--- On Wed, 9/17/08, Doug Brown <toquehead at> wrote:

> From: Doug Brown <toquehead at>
> Subject: Register auto-complete
> To: gnucash-user at
> Date: Wednesday, September 17, 2008, 8:54 AM
> There is something about the register that drives me crazy.
> I'm sure 
> this question will reveal to all that I suffer from Tiny
> Brain Syndrome, 
> but stupid is as stupid does.
> I download transactions from my chequing and credit card
> accounts via 
> the manual OFX import. As GC has no concept of vendor, the
> description 
> is important to me, so for common vendors I like to have a
> readable and 
> consistent description. Often the description that
> accompanies my 
> downloaded transactions is not what I want. For example,
> say I have some 
> entries like:
> SAVE ON FOODS #953       HOPE
> Now lets say I have a few of these in the registry. If I
> try to retype 
> the descriptions to be:
> Save On Foods
> As I attempt to change the description, the auto-complete
> feature of GC 
> changes my mixed-case typing into all uppercase to match
> the previous 
> entries. The only solution I have found is to do something
> like add a 
> trailing space and save the description, and re-edit it to
> what I want 
> and then remove the trailing space. This is obviously a
> pain. If I 
> happen to have numerous entries, then I have to go through
> this process 
> for each entry until they are all changed.
> Is there a convenient way to suppress (1 time only) the
> normally very 
> handy auto-completion of the Description field?
> Thanks,
> d.
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