I recently received this news update regarding QuickBooks 2010 from the product managers at QuickBooks and I wanted to share it with you:
"We've heard you! And, you've told us loud and clear that our marketing communications in QuickBooks 2010 have become a distraction to getting your work done.Our newly released R5 patch to QuickBooks 2010 has the following improvements based on your feedback:
- The “Recommended for You” widget in the Snapshot can now be turned off with one click. Just click on the “X” on the upper right side of the box.
- The “Accept payments” sidebar on the Receive Payments and Sales Receipts screens can now be closed with one click. Just click on the “close toolbar” on the upper left side of the box. Alternatively, you can show or hide this sidebar through your preference settings.
- You can now use the "turn off pop-ups" preference in QuickBooks to turn off newly added pop-ups in QuickBooks. Clieck Edit > Preferences > General > Turn off pop-up messages.
- You can now turn off the “Payment Interview” permanently. Just click on the “X” on the upper right corner.
The R5 patch will be automatically pushed to any version of QuickBooks 2010 which has updates turned on. If you prefer to get the update manually, you can access that here."
I figured it was only a matter of time until the din of user complaints reached a crescendo before some action was taken to remove these various marketing intrusions.
Now, if only QuickBooks opted to take similar actions on their phone in product registration process!
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Scott Gregory is a specialist with QuickBooks Pro, Premier and Enterprise accounting software. He has been working with businesses like yours for over 25 years, solving their QuickBooks and accounting headaches.