Have you ever wanted to open your check register in one window, be able to display the bank reconcile feature in another window and then open a specific transaction for review in a third window? This is possible in QuickBooks Desktop 2018 and later versions.

By using the Multi-Monitor Mode feature, you would be able to spread out your QuickBooks Desktop application across the various monitors. This would help you get more done in a way that best suits your monitor configuration and personal workflow. Working in a multi-monitor environment can increase your productivity and better manage your financial information.

Before enabling this feature, you must do the following:

  • Set the DPI (font scaling) settings for all screens and monitors at default level (100 percent)
  • Set all screens and monitors at the same resolution
  • Align your monitors horizontally in your Window Display settings
  • Use the toggle button to move windows from one monitor to the next

Then follow these directions to activate this feature:

  • Go to the top menu bar and click View, then
  • Switch to Multi-Monitor Mode

There are some limitations of which you need to be aware:

  • You cannot be using Single View mode; check your preferences in the Edit menu, then select Preferences and Desktop View
  • Some third party multi-monitor programs will not work properly with QuickBooks Multi-Monitor Mode. Use Windows native Multi-Monitor support
  • You are unable to use the QuickBooks function to tile or cascade windows
  • You will need to switch to Single-Monitor Mode to move the QuickBooks main program window
  • Cannot be in a hosted environment such as Right Networks or Summit Hosting

Some other common issues and solutions may be:

ISSUE:

Dialogue boxes appear on the other monitor from the one on which I am working.

SOLUTION:

Simply toggle it back to the correct monitor or move it manually.


ISSUE:

Certain windows extend across into the other monitor.

SOLUTION:

Simply move that window to the correct monitor and either maximize it to that screen or adjust the window width.

 

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Bev Brahmer
I have been with Hawkins Ash CPAs for more than 39 years, starting as a receptionist and developing my career to become a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor. I enjoy working with my wide-range of QuickBooks clients, providing them training and support. I also provide tax services to individuals and businesses, and accounting and auditing services.

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