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Prior to the update to version 3 (ie, the 2.6 branch), all my funds were tracked with decimal values. Now, they're all fractions... and odd ones, at that.

Do I really care that shares went from trading at 45 + 5/6, then went down to 44 + 47/117, and finally traded at 46 + 4/11?

No. No, I don't.

I want the decimal values. They mean more to me, and they're actually how I'm entering my data anyway.

Unfortunately, I can't figure out how to turn this off. Please, how do I get my sanity back?

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  • Um yep - strange. For what it's worth, as soon as you click to edit, the decimal value is displayed for editing. But still, I'm yet to see a broker report prices in that format. I'm guessing somebody went rogue on this one. Posted to gnucash-users - if an answer is to be had, it will be had there relatively quickly.
    – Andy
    Jun 8 '18 at 4:46
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To follow up in 2019, gnucash version 3.3 and later have fixed the bug discussed in the other answer by Geert Janssens. But you must go to Preferences -> General and select Force Prices to display as decimals. This will cause the prices to be rounded.

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This is a bug:

https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=794755

Unfortunately nobody has found time to fix it yet...

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  • Updated thread: bugs.gnucash.org/show_bug.cgi?id=794755 Jul 18 '18 at 14:08
  • If I read the thread right, a fix is going out in the nightlies. I'd expect it to make it to release in the next minor version or three. Jul 18 '18 at 14:09
  • @BenjaminChambers: Just today, prices started displaying as fractions for me. I had to manually choose the "force decimals" option.
    – Tony
    Jun 3 '20 at 3:10
  • 3 years later (version 4.5) and it's still there. Apr 12 at 17:19
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Just noticed that in Gnucash 4.2. Awful. Annoying. Not only are the fractions hard to read, they take up twice as much space!

The preference is now Numbers, Date, Time > Force prices to display as decimal. Like Benjamin, I got my sanity back. This should be the default.

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  • @BobBaerker This answer provides the updated location of the preference asked about. Dec 14 '20 at 13:16

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