[GNC] Cancel Transaction Interface Oddity

Derek Atkins derek at ihtfp.com
Thu May 27 10:45:45 EDT 2021


On Thu, May 27, 2021 10:34 am, D. via gnucash-user wrote:
> Hello,
> GC4.5 (Build ID 4.5+ (2021-03-27)) Windows 10
> I have noticed that while entering a new transaction, that if I click the
> Cancel button, the cursor remains in whatever field had the focus at the
> time of cancelation. For the record, I most commonly cancel a transaction
> from the amount field because autofill puts the same amount into the
> transaction, which tells me I already entered that transaction. In this
> circumstance, the amount field remains the active field after the
> transaction has been canceled.
> This is disconcerting, as it means that my next action MUST be to relocate
> the cursor back to the date field in order to create a new transaction.
> Typing at this point puts information into the amount field, and pressing
> enter creates a spurious transaction.
> Given these points, I think it is a UI error to leave the cursor at this
> location after canceling, and I will file a bug if others agree with me.

I agree it is a UI bug.
It's never bothered me enough to file a report or try to fix it; I just
Shift-Tab back to the date column.

> David T.

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       Derek Atkins                 617-623-3745
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