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GalinMcMahon
Level 3

Turn off automatic highlighting

How do we turn off the automatic highlighting when scrolling through the vendor lists / transactions?  If the column is too narrow, QB highlights the text to show all of it.  But that prevents scrolling from working which is incredibly annoying.  I have my columns sized as I need them and I don't need QB to stop me from working to tell me what I already see.  An example is attached.

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Best answer February 23, 2021

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Ryan_M
QuickBooks Team

Turn off automatic highlighting

Hi @GalinMcMahon,

 

Thank you for the screenshot you included in your post. 

 

You can disable this feature in QuickBooks Desktop (QBDT). Here's how:

 

  1. Go to the Edit menu.
  2. Select Preferences.
  3. Click General.
  4. Under the My Preferences tab, remove the check on the Show ToolTips for clipped text box.
  5. Press OK.

At this point, you'll no longer have any pop-ups that stop you from scrolling down a list. 

 

For your reports, I suggest you take a look at this article: Set report preferences. It's a detailed guide on what you can change under the My Preferences and Company Preferences tabs.

 

Tell me in the comments below if you have other questions about your QBDT settings. I'll be sure to get back to you. 

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Ryan_M
QuickBooks Team

Turn off automatic highlighting

Hi @GalinMcMahon,

 

Thank you for the screenshot you included in your post. 

 

You can disable this feature in QuickBooks Desktop (QBDT). Here's how:

 

  1. Go to the Edit menu.
  2. Select Preferences.
  3. Click General.
  4. Under the My Preferences tab, remove the check on the Show ToolTips for clipped text box.
  5. Press OK.

At this point, you'll no longer have any pop-ups that stop you from scrolling down a list. 

 

For your reports, I suggest you take a look at this article: Set report preferences. It's a detailed guide on what you can change under the My Preferences and Company Preferences tabs.

 

Tell me in the comments below if you have other questions about your QBDT settings. I'll be sure to get back to you. 

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GalinMcMahon
Level 3

Turn off automatic highlighting

Aah!  I saw that check box and thought it wouldn't be what I needed.  Thanks!!!

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