If you’re like me, you use Windows shortcuts a lot. You’re always a quick click away from the window you need.

To similarly speed up your access to common QuickBooks functions, you can easily customize your QuickBooks icon bar.

Just right-click on the icon bar (located right below the menu for File / Edit / View…) and click Customize Icon Bar…

You’ll see something like this:

The QuickBooks icon bar
Save time by customizing your icon bar

You can add, edit, or delete from a lot of potential icon bar shortcuts. In QuickBooks Pro 2011, there are seventy shortcuts to pick from!

You can reposition the active icons by clicking and dragging the little diamonds to the left of the choices. You can create visual groups by adding or moving separators. Great!

Set it up so that your most commonly used functions are visible on the icon bar all the time. Delete ones you rarely or never use (you can always re-add them later if you want to.)

If QuickBooks has the capacity to make it more convenient for you, why not take advantage of that?

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5 thoughts on “Efficiency Tip: Customize Your QuickBooks Icon Bar

  1. In Premier 2008 I had Customer, Supplier and Employee centre on a Navigation bar and the Icon Bar as Invoice, Bill, Cheque etc on a second row thus avoiding all the icons running off the edge of the screen. I can sem to see this in 2010, does anyone know how to split the Icon Bar into 2 rows?

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