These preferences allow you to customize your QuickBooks desktop, including
which windows are displayed when you open a company file.
Determines whether multiple windows are visible in the main QuickBooks
QuickBooks is preset to show individual windows for each task. This enables you to easily move between tasks as well as compare data in multiple
windows. When you open a window, it opens to a preset size and location. You can resize and move each window as you see fit.
To open more than one window, tiled in the main QuickBooks area, select Multiple Windows.
Determines which windows (if any) automatically open on the desktop when you
open your company file.
Save when closing company. Displays the desktop exactly as
it was when you last worked in the company file. Select this option when you
want your work to reappear as it was when you left it. The windows you were
using reappear in the same positions as before.
Save current desktop. Displays the desktop exactly as it is
now. Select this option when you want the same set of windows to reopen every
time you open the file. (This option affects only the current company file. If you
work in more than one company file, you can save a different desktop for each
Don't save the desktop. Displays an empty desktop (no
windows open) when you return to the company file.
Show Home page when opening a company file. Allows you to show or hide the Home page on your
desktop when you open your company file. The QuickBooks Home page is preset to show. If the Home page doesn't show
when you open the company file, you can still view and use the Home page. Click the Home button
on the toolbar to show the Home page.
Allows you to choose from several QuickBooks color schemes, or choose
Windows Color Settings to use the color scheme selected in the Display Settings
for Microsoft Windows.
Opens the Display Properties control panel for Microsoft Windows, allowing
you to increase or decrease your screen resolution.
For more information about changing your screen resolution, refer to the
Help for Microsoft Windows.
Opens the Sounds Properties control panel for Microsoft Windows. In this
control panel, you can choose a different sound for QuickBooks events, such as
deleting a transaction.
For more information about assigning sounds to program events, refer to the
Help for Microsoft Windows.
Use the company preferences to customize your Home page. You can control which feature icons appear on the Home page by:
Removing feature icons from the Home page
Removing icons from the Home page: Certain icons can be removed from the Home page. When you remove an
icon from the Home page you'll still be able to access that feature from a menu.
Invoices, sales receipts, and statements remain accessible from the Customers menu.
Enter bills and pay bills remain accessible from the Vendors menu.
Disabling features: Other icons are automatically removed from or added to the Home page when the corresponding
feature is enabled or disabled.
To disable a feature, go to the preferences for the individual feature.
Adding feature icons to the Home page
You can add feature icons back to the Home page by selecting the item in the "Select the features that you want to show as icons on the Home page" section, or by enabling features.
To enable features, go to the preferences for the individual feature.
The Home page has limited space for icons, so you can't add icons for every task you want to do or every report you want to run. To set up quick access to additional features or reports, you can add icons (shortcuts) to the icon bar.