20 Time-Saving Shortcuts in Quicken 2009

By Stephen L. Nelson

Part of Quicken 2009 For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Want to save time working with the Quicken 2009 program? Consider using and memorizing a handful of the keyboard shortcuts listed in the table here. Learning to use Quicken keyboard shortcuts — although a bit of memorization work upfront — usually pays back rich dividends in the form of data-entry time savings.

Shortcut Why You Need to Remember This
Ctrl+S Displays the Split Transaction window (so you can use more than
one category to describe a payment or deposit).
Shift+Delete Cuts out the selected text in a field and moves it to the
Windows Clipboard (so you can paste it into some other field).
Ctrl+Insert Copies the selected text in a field to the Windows Clipboard
(so you can paste it into some other field).
Shift+Insert Pastes what is on the Clipboard into the selected field.
Ctrl+P Prints the contents of the active window. (Well, almost
always.)
F1 For those times when you just have to say, “Aaagh! Help!
Help!”
Ctrl+O Lets you open another Quicken data file.
Crtl+I To insert a transaction.
Crtl+M To memorize a transaction.
Ctrl+K Displays the financial calendar.
Ctrl+B Puts you on the fast track to backing up your data.
Crtl+G To go to a specific date.
Ctrl+A Displays the Accounts List window.
Ctrl+W Displays the Write Checks window.
Ctrl+L Displays the tag list.
Ctrl+T Displays the memorized transactions list.
Ctrl+J Displays the scheduled transactions list.
Ctrl+U Displays the Portfolio View window.
Ctrl+Y Displays the security list.
Ctrl+H Displays the Loans window.