Having been around personal computers since the very beginning, using keyboard “shortcuts’ has become almost 2nd nature for me. Even highly experienced PC users are sometimes pleasantly surprised to see just how well QuickBooks utilizes general Windows shortcuts.

Using keyboard shortcuts can vastly improve your data entry speed. Here is a list of shortcuts I’ve found useful.

General Keyboard Shortcuts

To start QuickBooks without a company file

Ctrl (while opening)

To suppress the desktop windows (at Open Company window)

Alt (while opening)

Display product information about your QuickBooks version


Close active window

Esc or Ctrl + F4

Record (when black border is around OK, Save and Close, Save and New, or Record)


Record (always)

Ctrl + Enter

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