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Welcome Your Employees to QuickBooks ViewMyPaycheck2

Welcome Your Employees to QuickBooks ViewMyPaycheck2 http://static.onlinepayroll.intuit.com/LearnMore/PDF/ViewMyPaycheck.pdf

QuickBooks ViewMyPaycheck users must convert to version 2 by 03/31/13

QuickBooks ViewMyPaycheck users must convert to version 2 by 03/31/13. Here’s how: Already using ViewMyPaycheck (Version 1)? Thanks for being a loyal ViewMyPaycheck customer! We’ve made lots of great improvements in ViewMyPaycheck 2 based on suggestions from customers just like you. So check out some of the features, take it for a test drive (opens in a new […]

QuickBooks Attached Documents Feature

The QuickBooks Attached Documents Feature seems to be handy, as it allows you to attach document(s) scanned or already on your computer to a transaction in QuickBooks. It’s now a part of QuickBooks without needing a subscription, the files are stored locally where the company file is stored, in a sub-folder named Attach. You can drop […]

Windows 8 Numberpad Not Working?

Windows 8 Numberpad Not Working? Click on Start –> Control Panel –> Ease of Access –> Ease of Access Center –> Click on “Make the mouse easier to use” –> Under Control the mouse with the keyboard, uncheck the check box “Turn ON Mouse Keys” –> Click on OK.   If you are connecting in […]

Merchant Chargeback Process

Chargebacks are an unpleasant fact of life for merchants. Hopefully, chargebacks will be a rare event for you, but you should know how to protect yourself. A chargeback is a transaction that has been disputed by a customer. Chargebacks occur for a variety of reasons. For example, the customer may be unsatisfied with the merchandise, or a […]

How to Change Power Button to Logoff (Win 7 and Win 8 w/ Classic Shell)

A great way to regain some familiar functionality to Windows 8 is to install Classic Shell. It’s puts the Start button back on the desktop. However to customize it’s functionality, you must access it’s setting in the Start>All Programs>Classic Shell>Classic Shell Start Menu Settings. One of the settings that we change on our remote access […]

How to count back change in manual point of sale

How to count back change This comes up in training on Point of Sale installations, how do you make change easily in a manual situation? The “count back” method is the best method to use, as it doesn’t require doing much math in your head and is self-checking. Say the sale is $63.19 and the […]

How to find your past posts on LinkedIn

LinkedIn has made some changes recently and there’s no more menu to easily find posts that you are following. But this direct link will get you there: http://www.linkedin.com/groupWatchList?viewWatches=  

How to create new year’s accounting folder structure from last year’s

Each January, we have to create to a new accounting folder structure. It’s great to have each year have the same structure as the previous one for quick switching between year’s data. This is a tedious task to accomplish manually, but is very quick to do with Window’s command line and the built in xcopy […]

12 Tips to Speed up Windows 7

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How to speed up your computer: Disabling Windows Aero on Win 7

Disabling Aero in Windows 7 is very simple: Right click the Desktop Click Personalize Under ‘Basic and High Contrast Themes, click ‘Windows 7 Basic’ Source: http://www.pcmag.com/slideshow_viewer/0,3253,l=251692&a=251692&po=12,00.asp Source: http://www.thewindowsclub.com/does-disabling-aero-really-improve-performance-in-windows-7

Recommended (Default) Location to Store QuickBooks Company Files

Recommended (Default) Location to Store Company Files To store your company files, you can use the recommended (default) location or choose another location. We recommend that you do not store your company files in the Program Files folder. Note: To accommodate the Windows 8, 7 and Vista operating systems that limits the use of the Program Files […]

How to login to your Intuit QuickBooks Account

How to login to your Intuit QuickBooks Account You think that this would be straight forward to login, download your software, or manage your account settings but it really isn’t if you just try to go to the main site intuit.com, instead go to: https://quickbooks.intuit.com/commerce/account/secure/login.jsp#

Add back Google Chrome Black Menu Bar

Google has removed the handy black top menu bar from it’s pages and replaced it with the dotted square icon that must be clicked to bring up a navigation menu. One more click doesn’t seem like a step forward to many of us as. Lots of people are complaining http://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/chrome/XEVP_TfF5k4 Thankfully, there’s a Google Chrome extension […]

Get “mailto” and “webcal” links to work in Chrome with Gmail and Calendar

Chrome’s chrome://settings/handlers does not seem to allow you to allow handlers such as mailto and webcal as it should, so here’s a work-around For mailto: – Make sure you are logged in to Gmail and the active window is your main Gmail page (or nothing will happen). – Copy/paste this into the address bar: javascript:navigator.registerProtocolHandler(“mailto”,”https://mail.google.com/mail/?extsrc=mailto&url=%s“,”Gmail”) – Add […]

How to make IE8 trust a self-signed certificate in 20 irritating steps

How to make IE8 trust a self-signed certificate in 20 irritating steps Browse to the site whose certificate you want to trust. When told “There is a problem with this website’s security certificate.”, choose “Continue to this website (not recommended).” Select Tools➞Internet Options. Select Security➞Trusted sites➞Sites. Confirm the URL matches, and click “Add” then “Close”. […]

QuickBooks Tools

Common and most used support tools for resolving problems with QuickBooks can be found here: http://support.quickbooks.intuit.com/support/articles/inf23986

QuickBooks 2013 R8 Released To Fix R7 Issues

QuickBooks 2013 R8 Released To Fix R7 Issues (we hope). If you are affected by 3rd party add-ons not working, this is probably your best option, if not, we recommend waiting a couple of weeks to see how other users are affected by this release. Read this article if you are thinking about installing. http://www.sleeter.com/blog/2013/07/quickbooks-2013-r8-released/?goback=%2Egde_1910499_member_254587420

QuickBooks Payroll Fees Changing for New Customers

Upcoming changes to the Intuit Payroll product line will apply to NEW small business payroll customers only, beginning July 22, 2013. Small business customers with existing payroll subscriptions will not be affected. The changes do not affect QuickBooks Enhanced Payroll for Accounting Professionals.  What’s Changing? Simplified product offerings that easily help clients choose the right payroll service […]

QuickBooks Attached Documents Online Storage Discontinued

After July 31, 2013, you will no longer be able to access documents you’ve stored online using QuickBooks Attached Documents.Why is QuickBooks Attached Documents being discontinued? Intuit is committed to developing easy, straightforward financial tools that help you today and grow with you tomorrow. But it’s a balancing act – making QuickBooks better and easier […]

QuickBooks Product Refunds

Return your QuickBooks product Most QuickBooks products have an unconditional 60-day money-back satisfaction guarantee. This policy does not apply to Intuit resource guides, education/lab packs, and bulk software orders. To receive a full refund of your purchase price, you must return the product to Intuit within 60 days of purchase. Once the product falls outside of the […]

QuickBooks Pro/Premier 2013 Release 7 Still has problems with 3rd party apps

QuickBooks Pro/Premier 2013 Release 7 Still has problems with 3rd party apps. Initially, on 06/04/13 when Intuit released R7 as a manual update, it broke many 3rd party add-on apps. A critical patch to the release with made available but only if you have auto-updates enabled (Help > Update QB > Options tab > Automatic […]

QuickBooks Point of Sale 2013 Release R5 Available

QuickBooks Point of Sale 2013 Release R5 Available and addresses the following issues: http://support.quickbooks.intuit.com/support/articles/INF19585 It can be downloaded from: http://support.quickbooks.intuit.com/support/ProductUpdates.aspx

Should You Defrag an SSD?

This is an interesting article about why you should not defrag an SSD (Solid State Drive) and important purchase information about finding a SSD drive that supports the TRIM command to increase the life of the SSD. Very interesting info about SSDs. http://helpdeskgeek.com/featured-posts/should-you-defrag-an-ssd/  

Find out how long a Mac has been running since last reboot

Find out how long a Mac has been running since last reboot 1. Lunch Finder app. 2. Go to Applications > Utilities 3. Launch Terminal app. 4. Type in “uptime” (without quotes) and press the enter enter key. 5. The time the computer has been up will be displayed. Type exit to quit, then close the window. […]