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Release notes for QuickBooks Desktop for Mac 2020

SOLVEDby QuickBooksQuickBooks Desktop for Mac7Updated 5 days ago

Learn what’s new and improved in the latest updates to QuickBooks Desktop for Mac 2020.

The following changes, improvements, and fixes were made to QuickBooks Desktop for Mac 2020. Later releases (ones with higher numbers) include all changes in earlier releases.

This notice is provided as a convenience for our customers and is not intended to supplement, modify, or extend the Intuit software license agreement between Intuit and the customer for any Intuit product or service.

Product updates can be downloaded through the program or from the download page.

Release 14 (R14) July 2022

What's important about Release 12?

Email Fixed an issue where messages fail to send with certain versions of Outlook.
Intuit Account You can change the Intuit user ID and no longer get an error when you re-open a company file.
Online banking
  • Improved Bank Feeds for Bank of America and Citi.
  • Fixed an issue where the Online connectivity icon ⚡ would sometimes disappear on some online enabled accounts.
E-invoicesE-invoice document numbers display correctly.
ReportsPurchases by Item Summary report shows correct Avg Price Totals.
File operations
  • QBB files correctly convert when you drag and drop them onto the QuickBooks application icon.
  • Company files with a forward slash in the name export to QuickBooks Desktop for Windows.
1099/1096 forms1099 Preference ready for tax year 2021.
Vendor CenterNew vendor shows as selected after its creation.
Purchase OrdersFixed an issue where going through purchase orders would sometimes prompt for changes when no edits were made.
QBO exportThe Export to QuickBooks Online wizard completes the operation.
MiscCrash log attaches to the created email on macOS Monterey.

What's important about Release 11?

macOS 12 Monterey compatibility
  • Fixed an issue where a crash log doesn’t attach to the created email.
  • Fixed an issue where the hierarchical popup menus don’t display correctly.
  • Fixed an issue where the bottom of the Preferences window gets visually clipped.
Vendor CenterFixed an issue where a newly added vendor isn’t selected after you create it.
Billable StatusFixed an issue where the Job and Billable Status fields clear when you save a transaction.
Utility - Backups
  • Fixed an issue where the last backup status doesn’t show correctly in the QuickBooks Server app.
  • Fixed an issue where the backups sometimes don’t complete on some configurations.
File operationsFixed an issue where you can create a company file with invalid characters in the name field.

What’s important about Release 10?

MultiuserFixed an issue where connections between the main app and server app fail.

What’s important about Release 9?

User interface
  • Fixed an issue where custom register colors don't retain correctly on file upgrades.
  • Fixed an issue where the OK button in the Group item window sometimes shows in the wrong place.
Account registerFixed an issue where the name field on checks sometimes clears when you edit the check from a register.
E-invoice
  • Fixed an issue where saving an invoice while e-payments is enabled sometimes causes an application failure.
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes occurs when you apply a full payment to an e-invoice.
  • Fixed an issue where a non-zero balance due on an e-invoice sometimes shows zero.
PayrollNew payroll customers can sign up for QuickBooks Online Payroll services.

What’s important about Release 8?

QuickBooks PaymentsFixed an issue where the connection to e-invoice payments sometimes fails.
MultiuserFixed an issue where some users can't access Pay Bills.
Other issue fixes
  • Fixed an application error that sometimes occurs when you select the Community icon on the Homepage.
  • Fixed an application error that sometimes occurs when you print 1099 or 1096 forms.

What’s important about Release 7?

Tax 1099 NEC and MISCProvided support for new IRS 1099-NEC forms, process changes and reporting.
Issue fixes
  • Fixed an application failure that sometimes occurs when you edit invoice line items on Big Sur.
  • Fixed an application failure that sometimes occurs when you enter amounts in Setup Budget in full-screen mode.
  • Fixed an application failure that sometimes occurs when you use the date picker with an invalid character in the Date field on macOS Big Sur.
  • Fixed an error when you try to QuickReport from an invoice sales tax item.
  • Fixed some validation errors that sometimes occur when you import IIF files.

What’s important about Release 6?

Bug Fixes

macOS Big Sur 11
  • Fixed a crash that sometimes occurs when you add classes in the DLT window.
  • Fixed an issue where the Download Transactions window doesn't close when you add transactions.
  • Fixed a problem where the date picker and QuickMath don't work properly.
  • Fixed a UI problem where the increase or decrease button icons are missing in List windows.
  • Fixed a crash that sometimes happens after you close or reopen a file.
  • Fixed a crash that sometimes happens when you edit an item.
  • Fixed a crash that sometimes happens when you use the date picker in an invoice form.
  • Fixed an issue where center-aligned fields in a form sometimes disappear.
  • Fixed an issue where field values in a Forms window sometimes don't show correctly justified.
  • Fixed an issue where icons don't appear in Report Center.
  • Fixed an issue where the Open a File dialog window doesn't close.
  • Fixed an issue where the Action button in the Transaction Center doesn't show correctly.
  • Fixed an issue where the Company Toolbar sometimes remains visible after you close a company.
  • Fixed an issue where the Preferences window doesn't show the content correctly.
  • Fixed an issue where values in the Transaction list panel sometimes shift out of view.
General
  • Added Upgrade to Latest QuickBooks icon to the Homepage toolbar.
  • Added Upgrade to Latest QuickBooks menu item to QuickBooks menu.
  • Adjusted an Online Banking timeout that sometimes occurs when you set up online banking.
  • Fixed a crash that sometimes happens when you enter a negative quantity on an invoice.
  • Fixed a crash that sometimes happens when you click in the Report Center after an invalid search.
  • Fixed a crash that sometimes happen scrolling down through the Bank Account in the check register.
  • Fixed a crash that sometimes happens when you quit QuickBooks while the Download Transactions window is open.
  • Fixed a crash that sometimes happens when you receive a payment.
  • Fixed a crash that sometimes happens when you reorder and remove columns on a report.
  • Fixed a crash that sometimes happens when you select the Restore button in the register while the Download Transactions window is open.
  • Fixed a crash that sometimes happens when you close a file with an unsaved transaction.
  • Fixed a crash that sometimes happens when you reopen a file in multiuser mode while the Download Transactions window is open.
  • Fixed an issue where the Payments window sometimes doesn't close.
  • Fixed an issue where the Edit list item window sometimes doesn't match the item being edited.
  • Fixed an issue where a new job isn't selected after you add it.
  • Fixed an issue where an e-Invoice balance due sometimes upload incorrectly.
  • Fixed an issue where Export to Excel sometimes fails due to Catalina OS security checks.
  • Fixed an issue where not all available email accounts show in Emails Forms window on Catalina OS.
  • Fixed an issue where the Service Items tab on Imports is barely visible.
  • Fixed an issue where the tabbed window titles sometimes swap when you open or close files.
  • Fixed an issue where the company file name sometimes doesn't show correctly in the Toolbar after you close or reopen the file.
  • Fixed an issue where the pay online link sometimes doesn't show correctly.
  • Fixed an issue where the Report sidebar is missing on the Sales and Other Revenue report.
  • Fixed an issue where the Sales Rep would sometimes doesn't roundtrip with QuickBooks Desktop for Windows.
  • Fixed an issue where the Statement Charges icon in the toolbar doesn't open the expected window.
  • Fixed an issue where you can't delete a digit from a negative number in QuickMath.

What's important about Release 5?

  • Stability improvements
  • Updates in In-product Help
1099 e-fileModified "Intuit E-File 1099 Service" menu item to appear only after signing up for e-filing.
E-invoiceFixed a bug where the full amount on e-invoice recorded deposits (more than 6 digits) get shortened or cut off.
Merchant account
  • Fixed a crash that sometimes happens when you turn on Payments.
  • Fixed a crash that sometimes happens when you close a credit card payment window.
PrintingImproved check printing security by always printing a 4-digit year on the check date.
Bug fixes
  • Fixed a crash that sometimes happens when you close the Pay Bills window.
  • Fixed a crash that sometimes happens when you rearrange items in Chart of Accounts.
  • Fixed an issue where the New Account window closes unexpectedly.
  • Fixed a visual bug where an error during a sales receipt import becomes unreadable when in dark mode.
In-product Help
  • Updated Help content information to "Go to Find" in search options.
  • Updated Help content with information about 1099 e-filing.
  • Updated Help content with information on changing the Toolbar color.

What's important about Release 4?

  • E-file 1099 - New feature
1099 e-fileAdded support for 1099 e-filing as a filing method.
MultiuserFixed a crash that sometimes happens when you disconnect from a shared file.
PrintingFixed an issue where the mailing label alignment doesn't update when you adjust it on the print sheet.
Sales taxFixed an issue where the Sales Tax group show incorrectly in table rows after you memorize an invoice.
TransactionsFixed an issue where the transaction history sidebar clears out after you memorize an estimate.
User permissionsFixed an issue where company file permissions change unexpectedly.

What's important about Release 2?

  • Stability improvements
  • Updated in-product Help
Bug fixes
  • Fixed a '?' help button in the Bounced Checks window that doesn’t work correctly.
  • Fixed a crash that sometimes happens when you close the Homepage or snapshot window.
  • Fixed a crash that sometimes happens when you create a check with no existing bank account yet.
  • Fixed a crash that sometimes happens when you open settings in Invoice ePayments.
  • Fixed a crash that sometimes happens when you use the system color picker.
  • Fixed a crash that sometimes happens when you try to match downloaded bank transactions.
  • Fixed an issue where a second report window doesn’t open correctly after you reopen a company file.
  • Fixed an issue where account colors sometimes don’t convert correctly from older upgraded company files.
  • Fixed an issue where badges on the Homepage icons don’t update correctly.
  • Fixed an issue where the chosen account colors don’t change when you switch accounts.
  • Fixed an issue where the custom form templates aren’t listed alphabetically.
  • Fixed an issue where the customer combo box in Write Checks shows empty.
  • Fixed an issue where the date picker sometimes remains visible with no window under it.
  • Fixed an issue where the first check number to print is zero (0).
  • Fixed an issue where the QuickBooks Server window sometimes shifts out-of-view when you resize it.
  • Fixed an issue where the subtitle field sometimes is outdated in Report windows.
In-product Help
  • Updated Help content for bounced check processing.
  • Updated Help content for Company Snapshot.
  • Updated Help content for Create Invoices.
  • Updated Help content for credit and debit card processing.
  • Updated Help content for invoice ePayments.
  • Updated Help content for QuickBooks Payments.
  • Updated Help content for report customization.
  • Updated Help content in "What's New" Feature Tour window.

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