Quicken 2015


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Robert

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.





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,
Yup.

But obviously, you're not one of the several people Ken Blake knows, so the
problem still does not exist.
 
R

Robert

"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 for that citation. The list of bugs (some look quite serious) that
have been fixed in Q2015 looks quite extensive.

Some of the issues I've had (that Ken Blake said do not exist because he
and his friends do not experience them) are on the list, so that's good.

Also, I see a crash involving One Step Update has been fixed. Maybe that
is related to the crash that I experience.

Looks like Q2015 may be worth a try.

Thanks again for that citation.
 
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Ken Blake, MVP

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.

Reread what I wrote: "it's *probably* not a matter of fixes making it
into Quicken 2015." Note the stress I added to the word "probably" in
this message.

I was trying to be helpful in suggesting that buying a new version
*probably* wouldn't help you and might be a waste if money of that
were the only reason you bought it. If you think I wasn't helpful,
that's fine with me. You are welcome to ignore what I wrote. But you
are not welcome to be insulting when you do so. So since you were
insulting, welcome to my killfile; I'll never try to help you again.
 
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Andrew

John said:
"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?
Interesting list. I like this one in "REGISTER".

"Quicken keeps asking for password even if user enters wrong password
twice."

So what's the "fix"? To allow access into the Quicken file even if the
password IS entered incorrectly twice??
 
J

John Pollard

"Robert" wrote

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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Your attempt to mis-represent Ken Blake's comments is an indication that you
have more interest in making nasty comments, than in learning the facts,
much less solving a problem.

First: you hijacked this discussion - a discussion whose purpose was defined
by the originator of the discussion ... ie: Ken Blake.

Then you - insultingly - put words/meanings in Ken's mouth ... which he
clearly did not say or mean.

I have Q2014. I can tell you for a fact that many of its reported problems
do not occur for every user of Q2014.

If you want to get help with what you believe are Q2014 problems, you first
need to refrain from hijacking someone else's discussion. Then you need to
provide objectively verifiable facts that will allow someone else to verify
that your problems are not limited to you and your particular computer
environment. Perhaps, at that point, someone can help you find a way around
your problem.

And finally: you need to come to grips with the fact that there will be no
more updates to Q2014 ... so no matter whether there are any bugs in Q2014
.... you are wasting other's time complaining about them - Q2014 will not be
fixed. In case you don't grasp the full meaning of that fact, let me spell
it out: you will be better off if your Q2014 problems are not "bugs" - if
your problems are not bugs, you may be able to get a workaround for them. If
they are bugs ... you are stuck with them ... until/unless you upgrade to a
newer version of Quicken (or whatever other alternative you choose).
 
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charliec

Andrew wrote:

Not sure if anyone (including me) posted this URL before, but here's a
list of advertised improvements in Q 2015:

(If you cut and paste, make sure you have ALL the URL text....)

http://quicken.intuit.com/support/help/quicken-2015-for-windows-improvements/INF26978.html
Have you installed Q2015? Just wondering on the improvements for Register - it
says it can now be sorted by newest transactions first - I like my registers to
list newest transactions last! Just wondering?

Thanks
charliec
 
K

Ken Blake, MVP

Have you installed Q2015? Just wondering on the improvements for Register - it
says it can now be sorted by newest transactions first - I like my registers to
list newest transactions last! Just wondering?


You can sort by newest transactions first *or* last, and you can do
that with *any* version of Quicken (at least as far back as I can
remember). Click on the Date header in the register to sort on date,
then click it again to reverse the sort from ascending to descending
order, or vice versa.

By the way, this is a Windows standard and works in many places, such
as Windows Explorer, the open dialog in most applications, etc.
 
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charliec

You can sort by newest transactions first *or* last, and you can do
that with *any* version of Quicken (at least as far back as I can
remember). Click on the Date header in the register to sort on date,
then click it again to reverse the sort from ascending to descending
order, or vice versa.

By the way, this is a Windows standard and works in many places, such
as Windows Explorer, the open dialog in most applications, etc.
Thanks
 
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Andrew

You're welcome. Glad to help.
The quote (for others) that charliec referred to is "By popular demand,
you can now sort your register to have the most recent transactions at
the top—like your bank and credit card web sites. Running balances still
work as expected and you can add new transactions without scrolling all
the way down to the bottom of the page."

There MUST be something more to it than what Ken rightly says one can do
simply by clicking on the date header in the register which indeed does
do a sort in either direction.

Of course, to be complete, one can click on virtually ANY register
column header and do a sort (eg: check number, payee, etc.). So I don't
get what the enhancement does.

Has anyone else actually installed Q2015 and can comment?
 
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Stuart Barkley

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?
There was lots of discussion about waiting until later, skipping this
one, my rants about Intuit ID, etc. There were some pointers to
Intuit's bugs fixed lists, I think I saw 2 on topic postings from
people who had actually used QW2015, but even those were very brief
reports.

Now that QW2015 has been out for a little longer can people who have
actually used it give us some useful hands on reviews.

Is 2015 any better than the previous version you were using (which
version was that)?

Does it have any major regressions over your previous version?

Thanks,
Stuart
 
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David Arnstein

Is 2015 any better than the previous version you were using (which
version was that)?

Does it have any major regressions over your previous version?
I upgraded Q Premier 2014 to Q Premiere 2015. I have not found any
regressions. Intuit has already published the first patch, so this would
be a good time to update.

On the other hand, not much has changed, in my usage. There is an offer
for a free credit report. I don't know if it is any good because I have
not tried it.

Quicken has been working very well for me. My only complaint is that
about 75% of the time, One Step Update will refuse to operate. After I
launch Internet Explorer, the problem is resolved 100% of the time.
That problem still exists in Q Premier 2015.
 
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charliec

I upgraded Q Premier 2014 to Q Premiere 2015. I have not found any
regressions. Intuit has already published the first patch, so this would
be a good time to update.

On the other hand, not much has changed, in my usage. There is an offer
for a free credit report. I don't know if it is any good because I have
not tried it.

Quicken has been working very well for me. My only complaint is that
about 75% of the time, One Step Update will refuse to operate. After I
launch Internet Explorer, the problem is resolved 100% of the time.
That problem still exists in Q Premier 2015.
That is good news. I use Q Deluxe and I normally wait until Q and Turbotax are
offered as a package. Probably in about a month.
 
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Al

That is good news. I use Q Deluxe and I normally wait until Q and Turbotax are
offered as a package. Probably in about a month.
Moved from Q 14 Dlx to Q 15 Dlx primarily for the reported fix (which works) whereby the Download and Reminder tabs section is collapsed when you land in any account unless there are indeed downloaded transactions. Hallelujah! Nothing adverse experienced.
 
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charliec

Moved from Q 14 Dlx to Q 15 Dlx primarily for the reported fix (which works) whereby the Download and Reminder tabs section is collapsed when you land in any account unless there are indeed downloaded transactions. Hallelujah! Nothing adverse experienced.
Great! I am so tried of those tabs being opened for all accounts - even when
nothing is due!
 
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charliec

Moved from Q 14 Dlx to Q 15 Dlx primarily for the reported fix (which works) whereby the Download and Reminder tabs section is collapsed when you land in any account unless there are indeed downloaded transactions. Hallelujah! Nothing adverse experienced.
May I ask - where did you get Q 15 and what did you pay for it?
 
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Arthur Conan Doyle

Stuart Barkley said:
Now that QW2015 has been out for a little longer can people who have
actually used it give us some useful hands on reviews.
Amazon lowered the price and had a Prime discount, which brought my final price
to $49.99, so I bought and installed it this evening. Aside from the mandatory
use of an Intuit ID which I was already doing to download security prices, the
only thing I don't like is the permanent ad for credit score monitoring in
bright green they put on the bottom of the account bar. That really pisses me
off.

There were a few things in the What's New list I was glad to see, but overall
I'd be hard pressed to see any visual difference compared to QD2014.
 
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charliec

Amazon lowered the price and had a Prime discount, which brought my final price
to $49.99, so I bought and installed it this evening. Aside from the mandatory
use of an Intuit ID which I was already doing to download security prices, the
only thing I don't like is the permanent ad for credit score monitoring in
bright green they put on the bottom of the account bar. That really pisses me
off.

There were a few things in the What's New list I was glad to see, but overall
I'd be hard pressed to see any visual difference compared to QD2014.
Thanks for the insights!
 
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Al

May I ask - where did you get Q 15 and what did you pay for it?
Download from Intuit for $64.99 some weeks ago. At time Amazon & others were more and I do not subscribe to Amazon Prime.
 

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