It’s one of the “Time-Saving” features of the program. You save items like the date, Description, Amount etc. so you don’t have to enter them every time.
You save the defaults manually by press / E P (this will save the Date, Desc, Amount, Cross Acct and even the Reconcile code, which you should never do).
To clear the defaults press / E C (remember this will clear the entire line including the date which will default to 00000000.
To make this feature simplier Create a Procedure (Macro) Call is SAVE or PUT. In the procedure just type ~ E P. All my clients place this on F4 using Fkeys.
Then you can save by pressing F4. To clear the area hit Spacebar then F4.