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Learn QuickBooks Keyboard Shortcuts (Versions 2013-2019)

I have tested these keyboard Shortcuts in Window’s versions of QuickBooks from 2013 through 2019, they may even work in older versions just the same.

General action


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 F2
Close active window Esc or Ctrl + F4
Save transaction Alt + S
Save transaction and go to next transaction Alt + N
Record (when black border is around OK, Save and Close, Save and New, or Record) Enter
Record (always) Ctrl + Enter

Date Shortcuts

Shortcut key

Next day +  (plus key)
Previous day –  (minus key)
Today T
Same date in previous week [  (left bracket)
Same date in next week ]  (right bracket)
Same date in last month ;  (semicolon)
Same date in next month ‘  (apostrophe)
First day of the Week W
Last day of the weeK K
First day of the Month M
Last day of the montH H
First day of the Year Y
Last day of the yeaR R
Date calendar Alt + down arrow

When Editing


Edit transaction selected in register 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
Increase check or other form number by one + (plus key)
Decrease check or other form number by one – (minus key)
Undo changes made in field Ctrl + Z



Copy check transaction in register Ctrl + O
Create invoice Ctrl + I
Delete check, invoice, transaction, or item from list Ctrl + D
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
New invoice, bill, check or list item in context Ctrl + N
Open account list Ctrl + A
Open Customer Center (Customers & Jobs list) Ctrl + J
Open Help for active window F1
Open list (for current drop-down menu) Ctrl + L
Open memorized transaction list Ctrl + T
Open split transaction window in register Ctrl + R
Open transaction journal Ctrl + Y
Paste copied transaction in register Ctrl + V
Print Ctrl + P
QuickReport on transaction or list item Ctrl + Q
QuickZoom on report Enter
Show list Ctrl + S
Use list item Ctrl + U
Write new check Ctrl + W

Moving around a window


Next field Tab
Previous field Shift + Tab
Beginning of current field Home
End of current field End
Line below in detail area or on report Down arrow
Line above in detail area or on report Up arrow
Down one screen Page Down
Up one screen Page Up
Next word in field Ctrl + Right arrow
Previous word in field Ctrl + Left arrow
First item on list or previous month in register Ctrl + Page Up
Last item on list or next month in register Ctrl + Page Down
Close active window Esc or Ctrl + F4

If you learn these shortcuts, you will be zipping through QuickBooks in no-time!

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