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QuickBooks Keyboard Shortcut

General Key

-To start QuickBooks without a company file Ctrl (while opening)
-To suppress the desktop windows Alt (while opening)
(at Open Company Window)
-Display Product Information about your F2
QuickBooks version
-Close active window Esc or Ctrl+F4

Editing Key

-Edit transaction selected in register or lists Ctrl+E
-Delete character to right of insertion point Del
-Delete character to left of insertion point Backspace
-Delete line from detail area Ctrl+Del
-Insert line in detail area Ctrl+Ins
-Cut selected characters Ctrl+X
-Copy selected characters Ctrl+C
-Paste cut or copied characters Ctrl+V

Activity Key

-Copy check transaction in register Ctrl+O
-Create new invoice Ctrl+I
-Create new invoice, bill, check or list item Ctrl+N
in context
-Delete check, invoice, transaction or item Ctrl+D
from list
-Find transaction Ctrl+F
-Go to register of transfer account Ctrl+G
-History of A/R or A/P transaction Ctrl+H
-Memorize transaction or report Ctrl+M
-Open account list Ctrl+A
-Open Customer Center (Customer & Job list) Ctrl+J
-Open list for current drop-down menu Ctrl+L
-Open memorize transaction list Ctrl+ T
-Open register Ctrl+R

For more keyboard shortcuts:




    Thanks!  Also, in QuickBooks Help, search for Keyboard shortcuts for a complete list.


       Thank you for the short cuts, I was not having any luck with QB "help"


        Feel free to check out our link for Tips, Tricks, and shortcut keys:



          Thanks mbsbookkeeping! This is good stuff!



            Thanks mbsbookkeeping that was very helpful and nice!


              Sill useful almost six months later.  Thanks.


                Thank you ! I know some other shortcuts.. Coz I am sick on doing it on mouse clicking,,


                  Anyone have info on shortcuts the following items:

                  • create estimate
                  • change bill back to bill (after 'ctrl+d' changed it to credit)
                  • add job
                  • recieve payment

                  for me these are regular daily transactions that i continue to be forced back to my mouse to do.

                  •  Allout,  There is no shortcuts for those.  The quickest way is to add them to the toolbar. 
                  • No offense, but that pretty much defeats the point of shortcut keys.  I'll still have to switch to the mouse...  just wish there was a way to know if intuit really ever reads our suggestions. Thanks for the response!

                  There are shortcuts to nearly everything in QB, if you hit the Alt key. You will see little underlines. This is the "ALT Shortcuts" and this is Windows-compliant shortcuts.

                  Add Job from the customer center would be Alt +N, then +A, and you don't even need the ALT menu turned on for this. Look at the tabs in the customer list, at the top of the Customer Names, to see the underlines are already turned on here.

                  From the Home Page, it would be Alt +U, then C, then N, then A.

                  "change bill back to bill (after 'ctrl+d' changed it to credit)"

                  Alt +D, then Shift-Tab, then Spacebar. Spacebar selects radio buttons and checkmarks boxes.

                  Create estimate (from home page) is Atl +U, then +E.

                  Receive Payment is Atl +U, then +Y (from the Home page). From the Customer Center, you also can use Alt +T, then +Y.

                  Just keep holding the Alt and hit the various shortcut keys.

                  • Thanks!  I'm not one who enjoys constantly switching between the mouse & the keyboard.  I guess I never paid much attention to the 'alt' option...  still a little tedious at times & i don't like the fact that the button on my keyboard that serves as right-click in every other program does not in QB.   But this suggestion has helpped in certain situations...
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