QuickBooks 2009 aims to make your accounting life easier, and to that end offers keyboard shortcuts, mouse actions, and other user interface tricks like the ones in the following list:

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

  • To select a list box entry and choose a suggested command button for the active dialog box, 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.

  • QuickBooks can display a list of open windows in its Open Window list. To move to a listed window, just click it.

  • To display the Open Window list, choose View→Open Window List.

  • To tell QuickBooks to use windows the same way every other program does, choose View→Multiple Windows. Or, to tell QuickBooks to just display the active window, choose View→One Window.