Learn How to Turn Off Sounds in Quicken 2016

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Does the “cha-ching” sound that comes from Quicken each time you enter an expense irritate you? You're not alone. You may have tried to silence the sounds by going into your computer's Control Panel, but that probably won't turn off the sounds. Here’s how you can turn off sounds (or noise, depending on your definition) in Quicken.

A Preliminary Caution

The five steps described below obviously require you to open Quicken first.

For a few PC owners running an early 2016 version of Quicken for Windows, this can be a problem. For an unlucky few who installed Quicken 2016 for Windows early in the year, the program won't open. Quicken reports that they've fixed the problem as of August 2016, but in most cases, if you run into this issue, you'll need to first uninstall Quicken, then reinstall it.  

5 Steps to Turning Off the "Cha-Ching" Sound in Quicken

  1. Click on Edit on the taskbar at the top of Quicken.
  2. Click on Preferences.
  3. Click Quicken Program, then click on Setup.
  4. Click the box next to Turn on Quicken sounds to remove the check mark.
  5. Click on OK

That's it, you're done! No more "cha-ching."  

Turning Cha-Ching Back On Again

At some later time, you may wish the register sounds to return to your accounting routine. If so, follow the directions below to make the sounds in Quicken audible again. Basically, you'll follow the same procedure as above but select Turn on Quicken sounds so that a check mark appears next to the option.

  1. Click on Edit on the taskbar at the top of Quicken.
  2. Click on Preferences.
  3. Click Quicken Program, then click on Setup.
  4. Click the box next to Turn on Quicken sounds and put in the check mark.
  5. Click on OK

Cha-ching is back again!

Now that you know your way around the audio sounds in Quicken, you can delight in the Cha-Ching when you are in the mood, and mute the register sounds when you are in the mood for silence.