Another one unhappy with quickfill

Derek Atkins derek at
Sun Jan 16 17:55:39 EST 2011


On Sun, January 16, 2011 5:34 pm, Tarlika Elisabeth Schmitz wrote:
> On Sun, 16 Jan 2011 14:07:17 -0800
> Robert Plantz <rgplantz at> wrote:
>>On 1/16/2011 10:41 AM, Geert Janssens wrote:
>>> On Sunday 16 January 2011, Paul Abrahams wrote:
>>>> Derek asked, "What is it about quickfill that you don't like?"
>>>> Well, sometimes it will create a split transaction because I once
>>>> had one but don't want one any longer.  And filling in a  split
>>>> when it really isn't one is a lot of unnecessary work.  Even making
>>>> the split go away is unnecessary labor.
>>> Quite frankly, you're the second person I hear complaining about it.
>>> I have some difficulty calling that "many".
>>I'll increase the number of complaints by 50% by becoming the third
>>person. :-)
>>My only complaint is with quickfill creating a split when the last
>>transaction with the same name was a split.
> Make that 4. While I find it quite useful for non-split transactions, I
> find it a total nuisance when it happens to create a split when I don't
> want to create a split. Then it is a hassle getting rid of the split.

Why it is really that hard to Right Click -> Delete Transaction Splits ?

For the record, I find quickfill and autocomplete useful about 99.99% of
the time.  For that .01% that my last transaction was a split and the new
one isn't I'm happy to spend the extra 15 seconds to clear it out..  Much
better than having to re-create some of my complicated split transactions
every time!

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