Resizing description column in account register

Tommy Trussell tommy.trussell at
Wed Jun 30 15:57:18 EDT 2010

There's also a sentence in the (online) Tutorial and Concepts Guide
(that may have been) installed with GnuCash on your system. I'll
paraphrase it: The description column will always fill the remaining
space, so resize the other columns first.

On Tue, Jun 29, 2010 at 8:07 PM, Mike Leone <turgon at> wrote:
> I seem to recall this being mentioned, but don't recall how to solve it. In
> any account register, the "Description" column is much too wide for my
> tastes, and it's making the "Transfer" column be scrunched too small too
> read. I have tried to drag the right column width indicator of the
> "Description" column to be smaller. And it looks like it will allow me to
> make the column smaller. But it never stays - when I let go of the mouse,
> the "Description" column snaps back to it's current, much-too-wide size.
> So what do I need to do, to make the "Description" less wide, and then make
> the "Transfer" column wide enough to read?
> Thanks
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