Microsoft Money Keyboard Shortcuts

Quickly Make MS Money Moves Without Using Your Mouse

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Though Microsoft discontinued sales of Microsoft Money in 2009 (and support for the program in 2011), many people still depend on the software to manage their finances.

If you use Microsoft Money regularly, you can save a lot of time learning and using keyboard shortcuts. These allow you to quickly access features or toggle between displays without using your mouse.

How to Use Keyboard Shortcuts

Executing commands without having to navigate menus can be done using a few quick keystroke combinations.

To use these shortcuts, press and hold down the first key in the combination, then press the second key in the series while still holding the first. For example, to toggle to a two-line display, you must first press and hold the Ctrl key, followed by the T key, then release both.

In the case of a three-key combination, such as Ctrl + Shift + M, which marks items as reconciled, hold down both the Ctrl and Shift buttons, then press M and release all three keys.

Microsoft Money Navigation

My Money home ALT + HOME
Help F1
Print CTRL + P
Close Money ALT + F4
Toggle account register views:
Top Line Only and All Transactions Details

Microsoft Money Main Sections

Accounts list CTRL + SHIFT + A
Bills and Deposits summary CTRL + SHIFT + B
Categories and Payees list CTRL + SHIFT + C
Investment Portfolio manager CTRL + SHIFT + I
Lifetime Planner home CTRL + SHIFT + P
Tax Estimator home CTRL + SHIFT + T
Reports home CTRL + SHIFT + R
Open web browser CTRL + SHIFT + W

Accounts and Bills

Find a transaction CTRL + F
Find and replace F3 or CTRL + H
Insert today's date in the date field CTRL + D
Increase date by one day PLUS SIGN (+)
Decrease date by one day MINUS SIGN (-)
Split a transaction CTRL + S
Mark transaction cleared CTRL + M
Create scheduled payment or deposit from selected transaction CTRL + E
Mark transaction reconciled CTRL + SHIFT + M
Use information from the same field in the previous transaction CTRL + Y
Cancel changes ESC

File Commands

Open file CTRL + O
Create a new file CTRL + N
Print CTRL + P


Find CTRL + F
Find and Replace CTRL + H or F3
Cut CTRL + X
Paste Text CTRL + V or SHIFT + INSERT
Undo last entry CTRL + Z or ALT + BACKSPACE

Other Commands

Open or close selected drop-down list F4
Refresh Microsoft Money web browser F5
Move focus to the toolbar F7
Convert to foreign currency when in a currency amount field F8
Toggle between feedback pane and account register F9

Microsoft Money Moves to Plus Sunset Deluxe

Since Microsoft discontinued the Money software line, it offers an alternative version called Money Plus Sunset Deluxe, which is free. It replaces Microsoft Money Essentials, Microsoft Money Deluxe, Microsoft Money Premium, Microsoft Money Home and Microsoft Money Business editions.

However, it does not offer online services like data sync or stock quotes, and there's no technical support, either. If you'd still like to use Microsoft Money or the Sunset version for your finances, you can find training using Microsoft Money tutorials.