Working your way through QuickBooks Simple Start is easier when you use these tricks to navigate through the QuickBooks Simple Start program and interact with the system’s displays. Here are a few user interface tips:

  • To get help, press the F1 function key. QuickBooks starts the Help program and shows you information about the part of the QuickBooks program you’re working in.

  • To move quickly to a specific list box entry, press the letter.

  • To select a list box entry and choose a dialog box’s suggested command button, double-click the entry.

  • To move the insertion point to the beginning of a field, press Home.

  • To move the insertion point to the end of a field, press End.

  • To move to another program, click the other program’s button on the Windows task bar. To move back to the QuickBooks program, click the QuickBooks task bar button.

  • To minimize the QuickBooks program window (so you can see or work with whatever is underneath the QuickBooks program window), click the Minimize button in the upper-right corner of the Quickbooks program window. The minimize window shows a picture of a task bar button.