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The register is your list of transactions, either for a single account or all of your accounts. Changing your register preferences changes the appearance of the register. You can change such things as column order, row height, fonts, and the use of decimal points. 

  1. Choose Edit menu -. Preferences.
  2. In the left pane, click Register.
  3. In the right pane, select the settings you want to use.
    • Show date before check number
    • Show memo before category
    • Automatically enter split data
    • Automatically place decimal point
    • Row height
      • Standard: The way the register rows look by default.
      • Compact: Removes extra space from the rows so more information can appear.
      • Comfortable: Adds more space to the rows so the register looks less crowded.
    • Gray reconciled transactions
    • Remember register filters after Quicken closes
    • Use pop-up registers
    • Fonts
    • Colors
  4. Click OK to save your changes.

Customizations outside of register preferences

You can set your register display to two lines per transaction by going to your register and using the keyboard shortcut CTRL+2. You can return to single line transactions using the same shortcut, CTRL+2.

You can choose the columns for your register by selecting  at the top right corner of your transaction list.

If you want your newest transaction to appear at the top or the bottom of your register, open your register and click the column. If the blue arrow is pointing up, your newest transaction appears at the bottom of the register. If the blue arrow is pointing down your newest transaction appears at the top of the register.