Quicken 2015


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Ken Blake, MVP

After every download from brokerage, bank or credit card, Quicken 2014
crashes. Fortunately, the downloaded data makes it into Quicken before the
crash.

Nuisances: the screen is flickering *a*lot* whenever I change screens, and
the screen refreshes are quite slow. Very annoying, especially when
you're looking intently at the screen. That, plus a bunch of other
annoyances that I've submitted to Intuit early on in the 2014 release cycle
(i.e., a little less than a year ago). But so far, none has been fixed,
and I've gotten absolutely zero feedback on my detailed problem reports.

At this point I'm hoping that the fixes make it into Q2015. If not, then I
will be evaluating my need for Quicken, and whether or not I want to
continue to support the company.

I wish I could tell you what's wrong, and how to fix your problems,
but I can't. But I can tell you that neither I nor any of several
others I know don't experience those problems, so they are not simply
Quicken 2014 problems. It has to be something about *your* setup
(Windows options chosen? hardware? driver? something else?), so it's
probably not a matter of fixes making it into Quicken 2015.
 
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Andrew

I don't find it silly, and I understand your treating it as a hobby.
But that's not me.
Ken - I just want to let you know that despite my posting below yours, I
didn't mean anything in my post to you personally. I was just a general
comment to avoid/deflect the 'how stupid are you' posts for my views.
 
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Ken Blake, MVP

Ken - I just want to let you know that despite my posting below yours, I
didn't mean anything in my post to you personally. I was just a general
comment to avoid/deflect the 'how stupid are you' posts for my views.

No problem, Andrew. I understood that. I was just acknowledging your
point of view, and also didn't mean anything insulting. I was pointing
out a difference between us.
 
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John Pollard

"Ken Blake, MVP" wrote

Amazon.com has Quicken 2015 for download starting today. Anyone here
get it yet? What do you think of it? Are the differences/improvements
between it and 2014 worth the money ($74.95 for Quicken Deluxe) or is
this one of the years I should skip?
 
K

Ken Blake, MVP

"Ken Blake, MVP" wrote

Amazon.com has Quicken 2015 for download starting today. Anyone here
get it yet? What do you think of it? Are the differences/improvements
between it and 2014 worth the money ($74.95 for Quicken Deluxe) or is
this one of the years I should skip?

Thanks very much. No time now, but I'll look at this later.
 
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The Streets

Arthur Conan Doyle said:
That a surprisingly impressive list, including fixes for focus issues
which are
a personal pet peeve of mine. Thanks for posting it.
Looks like the finally fixed the envelope address printing problem in H&B
version.

Can anyone confirm?
 
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TG

"Ken Blake, MVP" wrote

Amazon.com has Quicken 2015 for download starting today. Anyone here
get it yet? What do you think of it? Are the differences/improvements
between it and 2014 worth the money ($74.95 for Quicken Deluxe) or is
this one of the years I should skip?

This was a big help. Thanks.

I'm currently running Quicken 2013 on Win 7 and considering updating
to 2015 but think I'll wait until R1 or R2 are released.

TG
 
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John Pollard

(e-mail address removed) wrote

I'm currently running Quicken 2013 on Win 7 and considering updating
to 2015 but think I'll wait until R1 or R2 are released.

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FWIW: My suggestion for when to purchase any new version is to wait until
Feb/Mar. That will allow you to use the product with its final patch, and
return it for your money back (within 60 days of purchase), if you are not
happy with it.
 
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vcardx

An impressive list indeed, and as for you, the focus issues are a big deal
to me. Now to wait and see if those fixes will be made to the Canadian
version as well...
 
V

vcardx

Ken Blake said:
I wish I could tell you what's wrong, and how to fix your problems,
but I can't. But I can tell you that neither I nor any of several
others I know don't experience those problems, so they are not simply
Quicken 2014 problems. It has to be something about *your* setup
(Windows options chosen? hardware? driver? something else?), so it's
probably not a matter of fixes making it into Quicken 2015.
Using Q2014 H&B (R2) CDN
I'm having many of the same issues (the flickering, as many as 10-12 screen
refreshes between entering a transaction and it's completion, inconsistent
shortcut functionality...). I've already uninstalled all versions of
Quicken and used the QCleanUI tool before re-installing. I think it made a
small temporary improvement, and in smaller files it's not too bad, but in
my largest one (118MB) it's horrendous.
 
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TG

(e-mail address removed) wrote

I'm currently running Quicken 2013 on Win 7 and considering updating
to 2015 but think I'll wait until R1 or R2 are released.

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FWIW: My suggestion for when to purchase any new version is to wait until
Feb/Mar. That will allow you to use the product with its final patch, and
return it for your money back (within 60 days of purchase), if you are not
happy with it.
Thanks. Good advice.

I don't often comment here but check it every day. Have found your
advice/comments right-on every time.

TG
 
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bartt.shelton

"Ken Blake, MVP" wrote



Amazon.com has Quicken 2015 for download starting today. Anyone here

get it yet? What do you think of it? Are the differences/improvements

between it and 2014 worth the money ($74.95 for Quicken Deluxe) or is

this one of the years I should skip?

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This might help:

http://quicken.intuit.com/support/help/key-bugs-fixed-and-closed/GEN86562.html
I don't see a fix for hijacking loan payment categories.

IIRC, they've at least acknowledged that as an "oops" that's been there for at least a couple of versions. Does anyone know if they've provided an ETA?
 
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John Pollard

bartt.shelton wrote

I don't see a fix for hijacking loan payment categories.

IIRC, they've at least acknowledged that as an "oops" that's been there for
at least a couple of versions. Does anyone know if they've provided an ETA?
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If you're referring to the inability to specify the loan interest category
for Loan Wizard created loan payments, that's not really an "oops" (ie: not
an accident).

It's a byproduct of Intuit's choice to offer the ability to download loan
accounts. Due to the lack of cooperation from financial institutions for
downloading loans, resulting in making such loan downloads extremely
difficult to do, Intuit had to take complete control of the loan setup
process (and the Quicken loan account) - and they couldn't find a way to let
manual loan users specify the loan interest category.

During the beta of the version when downloading loans was first introduced
(Q2013?), Intuit said they would attempt to change the restrictive
behavior - but to my knowledge, they have not found a way to do that.
[I don't have Q2015, but my guess is that, if you don't see a fix for that
mentioned in the link I provided, that it is not available in the current
release of Q2015. And I would not expect an ETA.]
 
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bartt.shelton

bartt.shelton wrote



I don't see a fix for hijacking loan payment categories.



IIRC, they've at least acknowledged that as an "oops" that's been there for

at least a couple of versions. Does anyone know if they've provided an ETA?

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If you're referring to the inability to specify the loan interest category

for Loan Wizard created loan payments, that's not really an "oops" (ie: not

an accident).



It's a byproduct of Intuit's choice to offer the ability to download loan

accounts. Due to the lack of cooperation from financial institutions for

downloading loans, resulting in making such loan downloads extremely

difficult to do, Intuit had to take complete control of the loan setup

process (and the Quicken loan account) - and they couldn't find a way to let

manual loan users specify the loan interest category.



During the beta of the version when downloading loans was first introduced

(Q2013?), Intuit said they would attempt to change the restrictive

behavior - but to my knowledge, they have not found a way to do that.

[I don't have Q2015, but my guess is that, if you don't see a fix for that

mentioned in the link I provided, that it is not available in the current

release of Q2015. And I would not expect an ETA.]
I realize that you don't speak for Intuit and that I'm asking only for your personal opinion (which I value)...

When you say you don't expect an ETA, are you saying that you think they will change it at some point in the future but never provide an ETA for the change, or are you saying you don't think they'll ever change it?
 
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John Pollard

(e-mail address removed) wrote

I realize that you don't speak for Intuit and that I'm asking only for your
personal opinion (which I value)...

When you say you don't expect an ETA, are you saying that you think they
will change it at some point in the future but never provide an ETA for the
change, or are you saying you don't think they'll ever change it?
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I was only addressing whether Intuit would publish an ETA.

They rarely do, and when they do, it's not usually for significant problems
like the loan interest problem.
[They just said they will TRY to fix a bug in Q2015 that is preventing
sounds from playing ... in the next Q2015 release ... but no promises.]

But in most cases, they only announce, if at all, when the code has been
changed and tested and is only awaiting the next release (or new version).
Much better to say nothing, than to make a promise (or even an "estimate")
that can't be kept.

They do know that the inability to control the loan interest category is
very unpopular, and I believed them when they said they would change it
if/when they could. I have not heard anything about it since then. I have no
sense of the likelihood that they can fix it.
 
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Jim Nugent

"Ken Blake, MVP" wrote

Amazon.com has Quicken 2015 for download starting today. Anyone here
get it yet? What do you think of it? Are the differences/improvements
between it and 2014 worth the money ($74.95 for Quicken Deluxe) or is
this one of the years I should skip?
Print budget option in file menu should be disabled for budget annual view
So the solution is gray out the Menu function? Am I crazy to think
maybe they should implement the thing?

This function has been broken for several years and I really miss it.
Once upon a time you COULD PRINT the budget (it required legal paper)
and IIRC even drop it into an Excel spreadsheet.

Am I the only one who would use this?
 
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JohnA

Thanks so much!

"John Pollard" wrote in message
"Ken Blake, MVP" wrote

Amazon.com has Quicken 2015 for download starting today. Anyone here
get it yet? What do you think of it? Are the differences/improvements
between it and 2014 worth the money ($74.95 for Quicken Deluxe) or is
this one of the years I should skip?
 
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JohnA

R2 is already out...

"John Pollard" wrote in message
(e-mail address removed) wrote

I'm currently running Quicken 2013 on Win 7 and considering updating
to 2015 but think I'll wait until R1 or R2 are released.

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FWIW: My suggestion for when to purchase any new version is to wait until
Feb/Mar. That will allow you to use the product with its final patch, and
return it for your money back (within 60 days of purchase), if you are not
happy with it.
 
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Robert

I wish I could tell you what's wrong, and how to fix your problems,
but I can't. But I can tell you that neither I nor any of several
others I know don't experience those problems, so they are not simply
Quicken 2014 problems. It has to be something about *your* setup
(Windows options chosen? hardware? driver? something else?), so it's
probably not a matter of fixes making it into Quicken 2015.


I wish I could tell you what's wrong, and how to fix your problems,
but I can't. But I can tell you that neither I nor any of several
others I know don't experience those problems, so they are not simply
Quicken 2014 problems.
You say that ten or so people do not experience my problems, therefore my
problems are not caused by Quicken, even though the problems I experience
occur in modules that had extensive changes made to them?


Your attempt to explain away the problems in Quicken, instead of
acknowledging that they do exist, fails on both technical and logical
levels.
 

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