Register auto-complete

David T. sunfish62 at
Wed Sep 17 17:11:54 EDT 2008


But if you type (or Copy/Paste) "Save On Foods." and then delete the period, the mixed case will remain.


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

> From: Doug Brown <toquehead at>
> Subject: Re: Register auto-complete
> To: sunfish62 at
> Cc: gnucash-user at
> Date: Wednesday, September 17, 2008, 12:26 PM
> 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.
> d.
> 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 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.
> David
> --- 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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