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How to Use the Open Windows List in QuickBooks?

How to Use the Open Windows List in QuickBooks?

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Use-the-Open-Windows-List-in-QuickBooks (1)In QuickBooks, users have the option to open windows list. This increases the efficiency of the user while enabling them to view all the active windows currently using system resources. This is a highly useful feature available only in QuickBooks accounting software.

Why Is Open Windows List a Great Feature?

The memory on any system is limited and hence, must be used with efficiency. Opening multiple windows will simply eat into the memory and cause performance issues. Especially in QuickBooks, users like to open multiple windows. Further, clicking on an icon or tool opens up a new window and users forget to close it off.

How to Check Open Windows in QuickBooks?

To check for open windows in QuickBooks, follow the steps provided below:

  1. Open QuickBooks.
  2. Click on multiple tools to open separate windows.
  3. From the top menu bar, click on Windows.
  4. In the menu, you will find all currently open windows specified.
  5. Click on the window that you want to use.

Every time you want to view active windows, you will have to go to this window menu. Luckily, to save time and make the operation more efficient, QuickBooks provides access to an Open Window List.

Activate and Use the Open Window List

The open window list will appear as a left panel in QuickBooks. To activate and use the list, follow the steps provided below:

  1. Open QuickBooks.
  2. Click on multiple tools to open multiple windows.
  3. Go to the View menu.
  4. Select Open Window List. A new panel will appear on the left side listing all active windows related to QuickBooks.
  5. Click on any window that you want to bring up from the provided list.

Now you can work more efficiently while being informed of all windows using system resources. You can switch between windows and even close them using this list.

QuickBooks Accounting Software

When it comes to efficiency, no other accounting software comes close to QuickBooks. QuickBooks has always focused on helping users in accomplishing tasks as fast and efficiently as possible. Here are a few new features that have been introduced in the desktop version of this software for better efficiency:

Multi-User Mode

In medium and large enterprises, there are many users involved in managing the finances of the organization. Having a separate copy of the accounting software for each user is inefficiency. Hence, with QuickBooks users can easily configure the multi-user mode.Enterprise edition  of this software enables 30 users to work simultaneously.

Communication tool

This inbuilt chat app will let you communicate easily with your fellow team members. This is especially useful when switching between user modes.


With years of experience and technical certification, members of our QuickBooks technical assistance team are always here to help you. QuickBooks help team is available 24*7. To know more, feel free to contact our QuickBooks helpdesk at ✆+1-855-548-3395(Toll Free).

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  1. Where is the list provided? I have activated it but cannot view it?

The list is on the left side of the window. If you do not see it, then go back to View and click on Open Windows List. This time the panel will show up and you will be able to use it for cycling through different windows with efficiency.

  1. How can I bring the list from Windows menu to the left panel?

The steps for the same have been provided above. The list in the Open Window list and the windows menu is the same. Further, the open window list is more effective as it enables you to cycle easily through these windows.

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