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Quicken 2006 for Starters: The Missing Manual by Bonnie Biafore

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Appendix A. Keyboard Shortcuts

You can perform almost any task in Quicken simply by clicking something—the Icon Bar, a toolbar, a shortcut menu, a menu-bar menu, or an onscreen button. But the seconds you spend mousing around from click to click insidiously eat away at your productivity.

If you spend even a few minutes a day with Quicken, keyboard shortcuts are your friend. They take you right where you want to go in a fraction of a second. This appendix lists Quicken’s most useful keyboard shortcuts. Each section starts with the best ones to commit to memory.

For a complete list of Quicken’s keyboard shortcuts, search the Help file (press F1 to open Help) for “keys” or “Quick keys.” (Quicken Help doesn’t have an index entry called “keyboard shortcuts.”)

Task Shortcuts

These keyboard shortcuts open the windows and dialog boxes for the tasks you perform most often.

Table A-1. 

TASK

KEYBOARD SHORTCUT

Open a file.

Ctrl+O

Back up a file.

Ctrl+B

Open the Quicken Help window to the topic for the current window or dialog box.

F1

Open the Account List window.

Ctrl+A

Open the Category List window.

Ctrl+C if “Quicken standard mapping” is turned on in Preferences; Shift+Ctrl+C if “Windows mapping” is turned on

Open the Memorized Payee List window.

Ctrl+T

Open the Scheduled Transaction List window.

Ctrl+J

Open the Write Checks dialog box to a new check.

Ctrl+W

Open the Calendar window.

Ctrl+K

Open the Portfolio View window.

Ctrl+U

Open the Security ...

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