Selecting a Business/chart of Accounts when starting
hendry.michael at gmail.com
Wed Jun 5 06:20:39 EDT 2013
On 5 Jun 2013, at 10:00, David Carlson <david.carlson.417 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 6/5/2013 3:20 AM, Michael Hendry wrote:
>> On 5 Jun 2013, at 01:05, John R. Sowden <jsowden at americansentry.net> wrote:
>>> On 06/04/2013 04:18 PM, David Carlson wrote:
>>>> On 6/4/2013 4:41 PM, Mike or Penny Novack wrote:
>>>>> John R. Sowden wrote:
>>>>>> Instead of being locked into starting a 'default' accounts database,
>>>>>> can I open gc with no set of accounts, or a window listing the
>>>>>> existing ones with the 'new' option? Then I can select the one that
>>>>>> I want.
>>>>>> Is there a command line option?
>>>> If your goal is to have more than one set of books, say My_books,
>>>> Moms_books, just create two data files or even 17 different data files.
>>>> Then, depending on your OS you can put icons on your desktop then double
>>>> click on whichever one you want to work with next.
>>>> David C
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>>> worked like a charm!
>> That's odd - from previous threads on the list, I'd understood that double-clicking on a GnuCash file icon would open the most recently opened GnuCash file, not the one that had been double-clicked.
>> Has this behaviour been changed recently?
> No, it has not. The difference is whether you are looking at the icon
> that represents the program or at icons that represent data files. You
> can create an icon to represent any data file such as a document,
> spreadsheet, GnuCash file or even a picture of your pet and place it on
> your desktop for easy reference. Since those icons represent data
> files, they open the specific data file with the appropriate program.
> The procedure that you use to create these data file icons is slightly
> different depending on whether you are in Windows, Apple or Linux.
> Curiously, the icons that represent data files look almost identical to
> the program icons. I think that they should look different, but I am
> not about to learn how to customize the appearance of icons.
I only have one set of accounts ("MDH.gnucash"), so I generally simply open my accounts using the GnuCash icon in my iMac's toolbar.
Looking into my "Accounts" folder using the iMac's "Finder" (equivalent to "Explorer" in Windows, or "Nautilus" in Ubuntu) I can see numerous backup files, some automatically generated by GnuCash, but also including some files I've deliberately created using "Save As", such as MDH_Before_Year_End_31_03_13.gnucash.
Double-clicking any of these files starts up GnuCash, but opens not the file I've double-clicked, but "MDH.gnucash".
This is not the default behaviour when any other data file's icon is double-clicked in "Finder", and exactly the same happens when I right click on the file's icon and choose to "Open with" GnuCash - which is the default option.
Perhaps this is specific to the Mac version?
(GnuCash 2.4.11 and OS X Version 10.8.3).
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