The search box at the very top right of the program, just to the left of the Close/Minimize/Restore buttons, will search all fields of all transactions in all registers (payment or deposits).
The search box at the top right corner of each account register will search all fields of all transactions within that register.
Edit > Find (or Ctrl + F) is the more Advanced Search option, where the user defines the field(s) to search.
- click on the desired field before you open the find
- change the order of the fields in your register to have the field you want as a default to be the first column. This is because the cursor usually sits in the DATE field in the register when you first open it, edit and save a transactions or start a new one.
As for the claim that there are other ways - by far the quickest way to search used to be (for good typists) ctrl-f, search value, alt-f.
Now the equivalent keyboard path is ctrl-f, alt-i, a, tab,tab, search value, alt-f
Just discovered that find/replace is defaulted to "Any Field" Add this function to toolbar by right click and customize. When using the function, don't include a replacement value and nothing happens except you find what you were looking for, in fact all of the matching transactions with newest at top.
It would be very helpful if the Quicken Find option would open on all fields instead of the date. This is so frustrating for me to use. If I wanted a specific search I'd change it. Just a suggestion
Lydia, what Q product, product year and product release are you running? What OpSys?
The answer to your issue depends upon your response to these questions ... because different Q products act differently.
Note: This conversation was created from a reply on: Quicken FInd Feature.