[grisbi-bugs] [Grisbi-0.6.0 0001087]: Bad UI behavior in Payee field when entering transactions

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Wed May 19 20:16:03 CEST 2010

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Reported By:                Richard42
Assigned To:                pbiava
Project:                    Grisbi-0.6.0
Issue ID:                   1087
Category:                   Main
Reproducibility:            always
Severity:                   major
Priority:                   normal
Status:                     assigned
Plateforme:                 Linux 
OS:                         Gentoo 
Version OS:                 AMD64 stable 
Unstable Impact:            Yes 
Version GTK:                2.18.7 
Date Submitted:             05-19-2010 03:18 UTC
Last Modified:              05-19-2010 18:16 UTC
Summary:                    Bad UI behavior in Payee field when entering
I just updated to 0.6.0rc2 from the previous stable Grisbi version in
Gentoo.  Overall the UI is nicer, but there are a couple of serious
regressions regarding the Payee field which cause frustration while
entering transactions.

1.  If I'm entering a new transaction and typing the name of an
already-known payee, the box will automatically fill in with the most
likely Payee matching the letters that I've already typed.  A drop-down box
will show all of the matching Payees below.  The problem is this: if I hit
'tab' to choose the Payee which is already auto-filled into the box, it
replaces that Payee with some random one which doesn't even match what I've
already typed.  In order to select the desired Payee, I must press the
down-arrow to select the desired Payee from the list of all possibilities,
then hit 'tab' when the desired one is highlighted.  This is a regression;
in the previous version of Grisbi this worked properly.

2.  A similar (maybe the same bug) is even worse for transactions with new
Payees.  If I'm entering a transaction with a new Payee, the only way that
I have found to actually enter the information is to type the complete name
of the new Payee, then press Enter (closing the transaction entry box),
then re-select the transaction in the log by double clicking with the
mouse, then fill out the rest of the information.  I should just be able to
hit 'tab' and continue filling out the transaction details.  But when I do
this, Grisbi again overwrites the Payee that I just typed in with a
seemingly randomly selected one.  This is very frustrating.

Thanks for the great Free software, I do like Grisbi better than the other
personal finance apps that I've tried.  But these UI problems are making me
pull my hair out. :)

 pbiava - 05-19-10 18:16  
These bugs have been fixed in the final release but I do not know if a
package is available for gentoo. If this is not the case, it should arrive

Issue History 
Date Modified   Username       Field                    Change               
05-19-10 03:18  Richard42      New Issue                                    
05-19-10 03:18  Richard42      Plateforme                => Linux           
05-19-10 03:18  Richard42      OS                        => Gentoo          
05-19-10 03:18  Richard42      Version OS                => AMD64 stable    
05-19-10 03:18  Richard42      Unstable Impact           => Yes             
05-19-10 03:18  Richard42      Version GTK               => 2.18.7          
05-19-10 18:15  pbiava         Status                   new => assigned     
05-19-10 18:15  pbiava         Assigned To               => pbiava          
05-19-10 18:16  pbiava         Note Added: 0002392                          

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