Register auto-complete

Doug Brown toquehead at
Wed Sep 17 15:26:05 EDT 2008

   Thanks for the suggestion David. I had read something similar on the
   list archives, but it doesn't work for me. If I type, say,
   S-a-x-<backspace> I end up with "Sa" in mixed case. But as soon as I
   type the following "v" I end up with "SAVE ON FOODS ..." with the
   cursor positioned after the "V".
   I using GC 2.2.6 on XP SP3.
   David T. wrote:

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 make
s 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 im
mediately delete it, the mixed case version remains and is saved. If you're doi
ng a lot of the same entries, you can copy and paste, although here again you h
ave to type an extra character and delete it, since the Autocrat steps in on th
e paste job too.


--- On Wed, 9/17/08, Doug Brown [1]<toquehead at> wrote:

From: Doug Brown [2]<toquehead at>
Subject: Register auto-complete
To: [3]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
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:


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?


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