Quicken 2008 flickering


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Don Cole

Has anyone found the solution to the flickering problem with Quicken 2008.

Don
 
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JimH

Don said:
Has anyone found the solution to the flickering problem with Quicken 2008.

Don
It may not be your problem, but I noticed that if I run MusicMatch, then
I get a flicker in Quicken. MusicMatch loads a process named "mim".
Killing that process helps a lot of performance issues, including a
flicker in Quicken, and hiccups in streaming video across my network.

MusicMatch is preloaded on many computers, and by default "mim" gets
loaded at boot time. This happens even if you don't use the program.
Removing it from startup does not prevent using MusicMatch. It gets
loaded along with the program when you start it up.

Use ctl-alt-delete to load the task manager, and see if "mim" is
running. You can kill it from there.

Hope this helps.
 
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Don

Don Cole said:
Has anyone found the solution to the flickering problem with Quicken 2008.

Don

I had the flickering in my XP Pro 32 bit install, I installed Vista 64 bit
Ultimate, and running Quicken 2008 in it now, I do not have the flickering.

Not sure why the difference, but there is for me.
 
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XS11E

Don Cole said:
Has anyone found the solution to the flickering problem with
Quicken 2008.
Some have good luck changing the mouse drivers. If you're running
MSFT's Intellipoint software try downgrading it to version 5.0, that
fixes it for some people.
 
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Steve Larson

I was using the latest nvidia drivers on my 8800gt graphics card, and the
flicker was unbearable. I rolled back the drivers to the ones delivered on
the CD with the card (ver 167.26), and it reduced the problem by at least
90%...a huge noticeable difference.
 
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bjn

I had the flickering in my XP Pro 32 bit install, I installed Vista 64 bit
Ultimate, and running Quicken 2008 in it now, I do not have the flickering.

Not sure why the difference, but there is for me.

I run Windows 2000, and I do not see flickering with Q2008.
 
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Don Cole

Thanks Jim but, I do not have MusicMatch and Mim is not running.

Don
 
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dieHard

Has anyone found the solution to the flickering problem with Quicken 2008.

Don

I've seen nothing but horror stories on the Quicken boards regarding
screen flickering - going back to version 2007, and maybe earlier. I
just had an opportunity to take 2008 Deluxe for a test spin and found
the same problem. My screen flickers and redraws so often this
application is totally unusable - unless experiencing epilectic
seizures is your idea of a good time.

Suggested fixes there included and entire gamut of possibilities,
including changing PDF driver settings, changing fonts, lowering
screen resolutions & video driver acceleration, removing USB devices,
and uninstalling MS Intellipoint.

From all the different "solutions" posted there, two things seem to be
clear; .. that Intuit has absolutely no idea what's causing this
problem, and that they have no intention of fixing it. none. zero.

I run dozens of applications on XP-SP2 & Vista systems here and NONE
of them seem to have this problem. CLEARLY this is an issue with
Quicken, even though it is more expedient and fashionable these days
to place blame elsewhere. (I especially liked the post there that
contained a reply from Intuit claiming that this was "not a known
issue" - why then the dozens of pages in their forums stating
otherwise??) Besides, why should I have to reconfigure my hardware
just to accomodate one ill-behaved (poorly written) application?

it looks as though once Quicken development moved offshore, all
semblance of customer support and quality control went with it...
 
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Steve Larson

that, and all the crappy unsafe and inferior quality imports from China, big
American business is just screwing us all as fast as they can.
 
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XS11E

dieHard said:
I've seen nothing but horror stories on the Quicken boards
regarding screen flickering - going back to version 2007, and
maybe earlier.
Suggested fixes there included and entire gamut of possibilities,
including changing PDF driver settings, changing fonts, lowering
screen resolutions & video driver acceleration, removing USB
devices, and uninstalling MS Intellipoint.
Or moving to an earlier version of Intellipoint, 5.0 works fine and
fixed it for me.
From all the different "solutions" posted there, two things seem
to be clear; .. that Intuit has absolutely no idea what's causing
this problem, and that they have no intention of fixing it. none.
zero.
I have to disagree, they would fix it if they could, it's obvious that
they can't but the individual users CAN fix it, you need to try each of
the above fixes, one at a time, and see which works on your machine.
 
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Don Cole

I have tried each one of the suggested fixes with no joy.

It is strange that none of my other programs exhibit the problems that
Quicken does.

You would think if you have a Video problem that PhotoShop would be the one
affected.

Don
 
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dieHard

Or moving to an earlier version of Intellipoint, 5.0 works fine and
fixed it for me.
not for me it didn't.
I have to disagree, they would fix it if they could,
You mean, they would fix it if they WANTED to.
Clue: They don't want to.

The problem has been around for YEARS.
they KNOW about it, and to date have refused to even acknowledge it in
THEIR OWN FORUMS, except to say that as far as they're concerned it's
"Not an issue.." Never mind there are DOZENS pf pages devoted to this
very complaint - it is (by far) one of the largest topics in the
Quicken Communities forums.
it's obvious that they can't
Why is it obvious they can't? They wrote it didn't they?
If not them then WHO? That makes no sense at all.
Seems to me, they could if they felt like it, they simply don't give a
shit. big difference from "can't"
but the individual users CAN fix it, you need to try each of
the above fixes, one at a time, and see which works on your machine.
Been there, tried all that, didn't work
...and to once again make my point, I shouldn't have to do this AT ALL.

Why should I have to practice the age-old ritual of standing on one
foot, with tinfoil in one hand and the rabbit ears in the other, in
order to get a shitty picture on an old B&W TV? Shit yea, try this,
try that, open your case and remove hardware, unplug cables, hack your
registry, buy a new mouse, face east, bend over, wear your jockstrap
on your head, etc etc...

Sounds like the troubleshooting drills cable companies put you
through, while they cup the mouthpiece and laugh their fucking asses
off while the bill-paying dumbfucks actually do this shit..

Had they written the software properly to begin with, or at least
conducted some semblance of beta testing for QC, then surely they
could have done something about this a long time ago. Of course this
isn't easy when your offices are in California, and you've shipped all
development overseas to some third world sweatshop.

If jumping through hoops to make applications run properly is
something that you've come to accept, then have at it.
Me, I don't pay money to beta test.

Damn, what sheep we've become.
The only reason these bastards get away with this shit is because
people tolerate it.
 
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John Pollard

dieHard said:
Me, I don't pay money to beta test.
I presume that means you'll be taking your uninformed comments
to some other product forum.
 
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dieHard

I presume that means you'll be taking your uninformed comments
to some other product forum.
I noticed you failed to rebut whatever I said that you considered to
be uninformed.

in that case I'll just chalk up YOUR comments as those of a typical
fanboy.

don't like it don't read it.
fair enough, self-appointed netcop asswipe?
 
M

Meeber's

dieHard said:
I noticed you failed to rebut whatever I said that you considered to
be uninformed.

in that case I'll just chalk up YOUR comments as those of a typical
fanboy.

don't like it don't read it.
fair enough, self-appointed netcop asswipe?
"self-appointed netcop asswipe" I second the motion!!
 
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XS11E

Don Cole said:
I have tried each one of the suggested fixes with no joy.

It is strange that none of my other programs exhibit the problems
that Quicken does.

You would think if you have a Video problem that PhotoShop would
be the one affected.
You would think so. I have a sneaking suspicion that I may know what
the problem is.... I recently changed my motherboard and the current
board uses an ATI chipset and an ATI video card. Quicken doesn't
flicker at all no matter what I do.

For many years I've fought nVidea problems, drivers, updates, etc. etc.

I'm just wondering if maybe the entire problem is an nVidea problem?
How many have the flicker and what chipset/graphics card have you?
Might be interesting to know...
 
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XS11E

dieHard said:
You mean, they would fix it if they WANTED to.
Clue: They don't want to.
That's a very odd statement. You really believe that a company is
satisfied with problems of this nature? I don't think so...
Why is it obvious they can't?
Because it isn't fixed.
They wrote it didn't they?
No, they didn't. Not the current bunch of programmers.
The only reason these bastards get away with this shit is because
people tolerate it.
The only reason I tolerate it is because it does NOT FLICKER! None,
not any. It did, I tried the older intellepoint driver, it fixed it.

Then I updated to Vista Ultimate 64 bit and a non-nVidea chipset and
graphics card and never had a flicker.
 
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Jim Jensen

XS11E said:
The only reason I tolerate it is because it does NOT FLICKER! None,
not any. It did, I tried the older intellepoint driver, it fixed it.

Then I updated to Vista Ultimate 64 bit and a non-nVidea chipset and
graphics card and never had a flicker.
My experience is nearly identical. My office system (XP and nVidia)
stopped flickering when ver. 6.2 Intellipoint was replaced with ver. 5.0
Intellipoint. My new home system (Vista and ATI) never had the problem;
it uses ver. 6.2 Intellipoint. My new home system, however, will scroll
only in one direction regardless of the scroll wheel direction. This
was fixed with Flywheel ver. 3.35.
 
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Hank Arnold (MVP)

Steve said:
that, and all the crappy unsafe and inferior quality imports from China, big
American business is just screwing us all as fast as they can.
Now *THAT* was really helpful....... ;-)

--

Regards,
Hank Arnold
Microsoft MVP
Windows Server - Directory Services
 

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