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Windows Tricks for Quicken 2013 Users

Part of the Quicken 2013 For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Quicken “plays” well with Windows. Accordingly, you can use a handful of standard Windows tricks to make your use of Quicken financial recording program easier — and faster.

  • To move quickly to list box entries that begin with a particular letter, 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 bar to the beginning of a field, press Home.

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

  • To close a window or dialog box, click its Close button in the upper-right corner. (The Close button is the little box with an X in it.)

  • To minimize a window, which shrinks it into a tiny little picture, Windows users need to click the first button in the upper-right corner — the one that looks like an underline. (Windows then places the minimized program on the taskbar.)

  • To maximize the Quicken desktop so that it fills the entire monitor screen, click the middle button in the upper-right corner of the application window if the button shows one window. If the middle button shows two windows, the desktop is already maximized. For previous Windows versions, click the up arrow in the application’s upper-right window.

  • To do a Help Yelp, press the F1 key. This key works just about anywhere. Don’t press it in a crowded theater, though.

  • To start another application in Windows, click the Start button.

  • To switch to another application, click its button on the taskbar.

  • To change any document’s window size, position the mouse pointer on the window border and then click and drag the border. (If you can’t see the border because the window's been maximized, click the middle button — with the two windows in it — in the upper-right corner.)

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