I'd like to revisit this thread. I have used Quicken and MS Money in the past. I still have a copy of MS Money 2005. I haven't used either for over a year. I want to start the new year off right.
I don't want to use Quicken or Money because the number one aggravation I had was that the software did 1,001 things and I only wanted to use 10 of them. I had to put up with all these fricken menu items and tabs and wizards and crap. I found it aggravating and I already have
enough to be aggravated about when it comes to money.
Stick with Quicken
May be if you open up your account in Quicken and then do as follows (from Quicken help)
Normally, Quicken reopens the same windows you were using when you exited Quicken. However, you can make Quicken remember a specific set of windows to reopen.
To save a specific set of windows for your desktop:
1 Arrange your desktop the way you want Quicken to remember it.
2 Choose Edit menu > Options > Desktop.
3 Select Save Current Desktop, and click OK.
To return to the normal setting, where Quicken remembers a new version of your desktop every time you exit, choose Save Desktop on Exit instead.
It bypasses everything and goes straight to the account you want.
There is a lot of surplus stuff on starting up but all that can be eliminated by various means