I've asked this question before but here I go again.
Using Windows Settings ->Mouse Properties, select Snap To. (Automatically move pointer to the default button in a dialog box).
When an action is made in Quicken that causes a dialog box to appear, the mouse pointer does not move to the default dialog box. For example, if I select a transaction, right click, left click on 'Delete Transaction', a dialog box will appear confirming that I want to delete the transaction. However, my mouse pointer does not move to the default button in the dialog box.
Is there something that can be done to support this property or is there a reason why it does not work in Quicken?
There is basically two things that prevent that from happening. One is the programmer just doesn't do it. The second is that there are some "modern" controls that don't have the feature. For instance it isn't supported on anything that is a "web page", and some dialogs like the Intuit Id one are "web pages".
So about all you can do as the user is point out where they should have done this.
Also there is a problem in Quicken 2017 that makes things worse. If you have seen your mouse cursor jump to the upper left of the screen, it is because of the fact they seem to be hiding some kind of invisible control up there, and it happens to have the "default button" property set. So at times the mouse cursor will jump there.
It appears that the default is set to the BackUpNow button (as it is outlined) and if you hit the ENTER key (without positioning the mouse) the backup commences. Are you inferring that this is a problem with Windows rather than Quicken?
I've migrated through many PAID FOR versions of Quicken over many years.
Seems Intuit has lost their skilled software developers.
VERY SAD! (as our new President might tweet)
This software BUG remains unacceptable after many months (5 months so far, and all 6 versions of Quicken 2017, now R6).
Program opens - pointer jumps to top left corner of screen.
Drag my cursor back down to click on One Step Update - pointer immediately jumps to top left corner of screen as new dialog box opens.
Drag my cursor back down to click on and Enter password for my Intuit ID, click Sign In - pointer immediately jumps to top left corner of screen as new dialog box opens.
Drag my cursor back down to click on Update Now, Update completes then - pointer immediately jumps to top left corner of screen.
Drag my cursor back down to begin doing some data entry.
The whole point of "Snap To" for Mouse settings was to save time and effort while doing productive work. This is NOT Rocket Science!?!? I don't know what your programming language calls it, but both you (software developers) and the code need to get control of "Focus" for the pointer.
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Automatically move pointer to the default button in a dialog box.
dialog page in Pointer Options. When I want to run Quicken I turn off snap-to, start Quicken, then turn snap to back on.. Works for me..
This is also a problem in reports. For example I have a customized report on the screen and I click the save button, the cursor does not move. If I click OK (by moving the mouse) the following dialog box has the "Replace" button selected (highlighted by a line box around the word Replace) but the mouse pointer is not moved there.
Back on the report if I select with the mouse the printer icon the "Print" button is highlighted but again the mouse does not go to the button.
Given all of the "old" code in Quicken I think this is result of all of the kludges that have been done to get things "to sort of work" but not completely. This is evidenced further by the fact that the mouse pointer does not stay in place if one Alt-Tab's to another window and Alt-Tab's back. This was fixed once but was broken again in a recent update.
I do not have this problem with any other program. This is clearly a problem throughout Quicken.
I tried at one time to report a situation to Quicken Support and had the same experience as Fred.
UPDATE: I tried to turn off the "Snap to" function and that "fixes" some of the issues but not all of them AND you have to go through the process of turning the "snap to" function back on when you leave Quicken. Not good.