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Level 3

Customize Left Bar

Is it possible to customize the left menu bar?  I want to eliminate about half the links on the bar or make my own

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Kristine Mae

Customize Left Bar

I'll like to share how it works in QuickBooks Online, Bmcc1200.


We're unable to customize the Menu bar on the left pane.


We can only hide and show them again by clicking on the Three-lined icon at the top of the screen.


If you have additional questions, please let us know. We'll get back to you as soon as we can.


Level 1

Customize Left Bar

Thanks for the update and quick reply. I'll be sure to keep an eye on this thread onevanilla

Level 3

Customize Left Bar

This is an unfortunate component of QBO.  It is ludacris to think all QBO users use all the functionality built into QBO and i the same way. Hiding menus is a fundamental and easy to implement programming task.

Level 2

Customize Left Bar

My last version QBD2012 was even able to customise the home screen.. I find it really annoying that I have to drill down to get to 'Customers' or 'Products and Services' these are things that I use 10s of times every day. 

QuickBooks Developers, please consider this basic functionality


Customize Left Bar

Adding this feature is surely a great help for you and to other users, @WillieB.


Let our product developers hear you by submitting a product request. To do so, please follow these steps:


  1. Click the Gear icon.
  2. Choose Feedback.
  3. Enter your comments or product suggestions. Example: Add option to customize the Left menu bar in QuickBooks Online. 
  4. Then, select Next to submit feedback. feedback1.PNG


Then, to track feature requests, feel free to open our QuickBooks Online Feature Requests website.


I also encourage you to visit our QuickBooks Blog page so you'll be updated on the program's new release features and enhancements.


For more sources and helpful links, please see our QuickBooks Help articles site. Simply enter a keyword of your concern on the search bar and the system will show related links you can use. 


If you have further questions about customizing your menu bar, please leave a reply below. I'll be always around to help. More power to your business. 

Level 1

Customize Left Bar

Hello bmcc1200 (and all)
What you are looking for is actually the [Business View]
By default you get entered in on the [Accountant View] (this can not be customised) where the [Business View] can be.

To switch to...
To switch to [Business view] click on the [GEAR ICON] on the [TOP RIGHT]
Then on the [BOTTOM RIGHT] you'll see [ Switch to Bisiness view] click on this
Now you can customize the left menu bar

To revert back...
To revert back to [Accountant view] simply follow the steps again and the option displayed would now be [Switch to Annountant view]

That all that's needed. Hope this help everyone and [Like] [Subscribe] and [Comment]
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