Wednesday, October 27, 2010

QuickBooks: Improving Performance

A client recently asked: Our Quickbooks is running slow. What can I do to speed up performance?

There are a number of things you can do to increase performance:

Set QuickBooks So the Home Page Does Not Show When You Open the File.To change the default setting for each user:

* Log into QuickBooks using each user's name and password
* Access the User Desktop View preferences
* Uncheck the box that reads, "Show Home page when opening a company file."

Running the Home page uses system resources each and every time a user opens and closes either the program or each time a user switches from one data file to another. The more access the user has to financial information, the more resources QuickBooks uses to display the Home Page.

Set User Preferences to Clear All Open Windows Each Time You Exit QuickBooks.

* Log into QuickBooks using each user's name and password
* Access the User Desktop View Preferences
* Select the radio button that reads, "Don't save the desktop."

If you save the desktop, QuickBooks will reopen every window you used in your previous session, including reports that require a tremendous amount of QuickBooks resources to generate.

Turn off Reminders. Unless it is essential for you to view reminders each time you open QuickBooks, edit Reminders User Preferences if necessary to uncheck the box that reads, "Show Reminders list when opening a Company file."

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