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Quickbooks desktop BEEP when saving a bill

I have BEEPS enabled in my Edit>Preferences>General>Beep when recording a transaction.

My system beeps for everything but this - I swear it used to do this for entering a bill too, but now it doesn't. Is it normal to not beep for entering bills?


I turned it off, clicked ok, then turned it on again and no change.

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QuickBooks Team

Quickbooks desktop BEEP when saving a bill

Hi there, @Maverick2.


Once you turned on the Beep when recording a transaction function, it should beep when recording bills. 


Let me share some basic troubleshooting steps that will help you get back this function. 


To start, update QuickBooks Desktop to its latest release. This will help us refresh the software so you always have the latest features and fixes. Here's how:

  1. Go to the Help menu and select Update QuickBooks Desktop.
  2. Click the Update Now tab. 
  3. Select Get Updates to start the download.
  4. When the download finishes, restart QuickBooks.
  5. Accept the option to install the new release when prompted.


If you're still unable to hear the beep sound, install QuickBooks Tool Hub. This is where you can get the tools we have to help fix QuickBooks Desktop (QBDT) issues. 

After recording what you owe in QBDT, go to the Pay Bills window to settle your payables.


Also, you can always seek self-help articles on our QuickBooks help articles page, to help you get your QuickBooks task done in no time. 


Let me know how it goes and leave a response below if you need more help with QuickBooks preferences, @Maverick2. I am always around to help. Have a good one.

QuickBooks Team

Quickbooks desktop BEEP when saving a bill

Hi @Maverick2,


Hope you’re doing great. I wanted to see how everything is going about the beep concern you had the other day. Was it resolved?

Do you need any additional help or clarification? If you do, just let me know. I’d be happy to help you at anytime.

Looking forward to your reply. Have a pleasant day ahead!

Level 6

Quickbooks desktop BEEP when saving a bill

The software is always up to date with the latest release, so I'm not sure what's going on. Everything else beeps. I can't use tool hub due to our software is hosted remotely and is not allowed.

QuickBooks Team

Quickbooks desktop BEEP when saving a bill

Thanks for getting back to us in Community, @Maverick2. I’m here to lend a hand in sorting out this issue with the beep button in QuickBooks Desktop. 


Since the beep is already active in the My Preferences menu, you’ll want to check if you have a speaker attached to your computer and ensure that the volume is enabled. Otherwise, check the QBDT app itself if it's muted. Here’s how:


  1. Go to the Edit menu and then select Preferences
  2. Click Desktop View from the menu.
  3. Select Sounds under the Windows Settings section. 
  4. Update the sounds and make it set it to default.
  5. Click OK and then OK again. 

If you're still unable to make it work, I suggest getting in touch with our QuickBooks Desktop support. They can provide additional troubleshooting and can run some diagnosis to identify this unexpected behavior.


You can also check these articles for more details about how to get different QuickBooks Desktop tools to help fix problems and errors: Fix common problems and errors with the QuickBooks Desktop Tool Hub.


If you have any other questions about QBDT, please feel free to leave a comment below. I'll get back here as soon as I can to help you again. Thanks for dropping by, wishing you a good one!

Level 1

Quickbooks desktop BEEP when saving a bill

Hi to all. We are using the online version and I miss the beep. Is there a way to turn it in? Thanks in advance.

QuickBooks Team

Quickbooks desktop BEEP when saving a bill

Great idea you have there, @BertaBBS.


Currently, the option to enable a sound effect when saving a transaction in QuickBooks Online is unavailable. 


I can see how this functionality would be beneficial to your business. That said, I recommend sending your thoughts about adding a sound effect when saving a transaction in QBO to our developers. Ideas like this help identify the features our customers want the most for consideration in future enhancements. 


Here's how:


  1. Go to the Gear icon at the top.
  2. Select Feedback.
  3. Enter your comments or product suggestions.
  4. Click Next to submit them.


In addition, I'm attaching this link that can efficiently guide you in supervising your account: Learn about QuickBooks Online with how-to videos.


Don't hesitate to reply in this thread if you have any other questions about your QBO account. I'll be here ready to assist you. Keep safe!

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