On the summary page, you may select to “Exclude account with zero balances” or not. This is a very good option to allow you to see the accounts that matter at any given time. The problem, however, is that most of us consult the accounts listed on the summary page when searching for transactions in an account and zero balance accounts show no transactions or history even though there were transactions in the account before the zero balance. The only way to go around this is to go to the general ledger transactions. The problem with the general ledger transaction is that it can’t group transactions of special accounts, if I have 200 suppliers under account payable control account, it will not show me the list of transactions of that control account grouped by the subsidiary accounts (grouped by suppliers) in that control account, it lists all their (suppliers) transactions together.
The above limitation slows down the speed of finding a transaction which is in a zero balance account.
My suggestion to make things better
If the Exclude account with zero balances is unchecked the history in zero balance accounts has to also show.
If the Exclude account with zero balances is unchecked accounts inside a control account with zero balances must also show and display the history in it as well.