OK, I am trying something different, that simplifies selection by name. The change is only in the register window so far, but I want to know what you all think of it, to see whether I should keep the change (and if so, make the same change pretty much everywhere you can select an account).
This is the change:
In register windows, when you move into the field for the account (in the register itself, not the register splits window), the drop-down immediately drops down. And if you press a letter key, for the first letter of an account name, it immediately re-sorts the list alphabetically, so that you see accounts in order that start with that letter, making it easier to select them if the first match wasn’t the one you wanted. (If you don’t press a letter key, the accounts are still in chart of accounts order.)
If you have time and interest, please try this out from http://www.software4nonprofits.com/accounts/pretest.htm, and let me know what you think. (And if you don’t have time, but have a comment on the idea, that’s OK too!)