Turn Off Popups & Notices In QuickBooks

Posted by Kelli on Jul 1, 2014

QuickBooks Edit Menu

If you are tired of seeing the same messages over and over and would like to turn off popups in QuickBooks, you're not alone. Although these notices can often serve as helpful reminders, some users that have been working with QuickBooks for a while may already know the ins and outs, making these popups unnecessary. Follow these steps to eliminate many of the QuickBooks popups you may be seeing.

  1. Open a company file
  2. Go to Edit>Preferences
  3. From the Preferences window, select General on the left column
  4. Go to the My Preferences tab
  5. Check the box next to "Turn off popup messages for products and services"

QuickBooks Preferences WindowQuickBooks will need to be restarted for this change to take affect. You may need to repeat this process from time to time, as updates and notifications alter your settings.

Some additional popups or Intuit promotions that you see while using QuickBooks may have a "Don't Show Again" option that can be selected. If you continue to see unwanted notifications after following the above steps, look for this option before closing the popup.

Turn Off Live Community Popup

If you are using an older version of QuickBooks, another common popup that will appear regularly is the Live Community window. In order to get this to stop showing up:

  1. Edit>Preferences
  2. From the Preferences window, select Desktop View on the left column
  3. Go to the My Preferences tab
  4. Uncheck the box next to "Show Live Community"QuickBooks Desktop View

QuickBooks Community WindowTo access the Intuit Help Center in newer versions of QuickBooks, or browse the Community for answers and help with QuickBooks related problems, simply press F1. You can also access the Help & Community window from the side of most QuickBooks windows or screens by clicking "Help", as seen on the side of the Preferences window above.

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