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Overview of My Money User Interface

Tab Based Home page

Each time you launch My Money, you will begin at the home page designed to be the starting point for all of your money management needs. My Money Home page resembles a traditional accordion file with tabs inserted in paper files or card. My Money automatically groups related documents together within a single window and tabs can be used to navigate between them. Using the Money Home page, you can access most of different areas simply by clicking an item. For example, clicking any account on the Favorite Accounts section will instantly take you to the account register for that account.

A few of the default Tabs are:

  1. My Checkbook: Similar to a paper register that records the details of the checks you write, My Checkbook contains a list of the transactions for each account.
  2. Account Manager: Set up, manage and edit your bank accounts, bills, deposits, online services, and cash flow.
  3. List Manager: View, merge and your Payees, Transaction Categories, Memorized Transactions and Financial Institutions
  4. Reports and Charts: Generate on screen reports that you can print or send in e-mail on the different financial aspects tracked by My Money


Draggable Areas

Most of the window areas within MyMoney are resizable, this includes main window as well. To resize the Register area, to make it smaller or larger please click on the area between the Register and the Navigator. Once clicked please drag your mouse, this will resize the Register and Navigator areas. Similarly, to increase or decrease size of the check editor please click on the area between the Register and the Check Editor. Once clicked please drag your mouse up or down, this will resize the register and the check editor as illustrated below


Common Toolbar Icons


My Money sports unified toolbar and window style. Icons, pictograms and other visual cues don't change between various operating systems; an Icon depicting a new database operation stays the same on Linux and MacOS. The icons and toolbars may be redrawn and scaled up and down depending on the screen resolution of your computer.

Common Toolbar Icons include:

Image:Newdb.png Start a new My Money Database
Image:Opendb.png Open an existing My Money Database
Image:Search.png Search database
Image:Favorites.png Memorized transactions
Image:Download.png Download Transactions from bank
Image:Calc.png Start the Calculator
Image:Terminal.pngStart SQL Shell
Image:Tools.png Open program Preferences
Image:Save.pngSave report
Image:Go-first.pngGo to the first page
Image:Go-previous.pngPrevious page
Image:Go-next.pngNext page
Image:Go-last.pngGo to Last page
Image:Actualsize.pngZoom to Actual size
Image:Fitpage.pngZoom to Fit page
Image:Fitwidth.pngZoom to Fit width

Common Register Icons

To make the software even easier to use, My Money uses a number of icons that can provide an indication of additional information -- such as a payment that has been sent but not yet cleared your account, or a transaction that has been downloaded from a bank.

Image:State_c.png Transaction has been Cleared by a bank
Image:State_e.png Downloaded/Electronic transaction
Image:State_r.png Reconciled transaction
Image:State_v.png Voided transaction
Image:State_p.png Pending transaction

Status Bar

My Money Status bar indicates the current program state and lets you carry out some environment maintenance tasks.


The first number indicates amount of memory being used at the moment, in this case 27.2 Mb and the second number indicates the total amount of memory allocated by a program, in this case 42.3 Mb Please note that the numbers are updated in real time. Status bar options could be accessed by a right mouse click on a status bar area.


My Money uses Filter paradigm to facilitate fast and precise navigation in financial data, users can filter data in any of Account Registers as well as lists of Payees, Categories, Memorized Transactions and Financial Institutions. Filters are a quick and easy way to find and work with a subset of data. For example, entering "Home" in any of the filter fields will quickly separate the entries that have "Home" appearing in any part of the name. Once you have filtered data, you can either reapply a filter to get up-to-date results, or clear a filter to redisplay all of the data.


Contextual Menus

Almost all editable field in My Money have access to contextual menus, simply click on a right mouse button (Control-click on Mac) to pop up the menu


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