Folks, I have an update that might be helpful. Prompted by the fact that Quicken 2007 (16.1.14) was problematic for me but was working ok for others I started to experiment and I now have it working!
For years I have launched Quicken by clicking on the data file that I want to work on (I have multiple files for different accounts). As I mentioned above when I did this after I upgraded to Mavericks Quicken dropped the cursor and would not let me re-select text on the record I was entering or on past records already entered. When I experimented I found that if I launch the Quicken 2007 **application** on it's own it then launched the last data file I had opened and all of the features worked just fine.
In summary try launching Quicken from the app not the data file. That has worked for me. Dont know why but it has. Hope this helps
I just bought the 2007 Lion version in order to use it on Mavericks, and so far it has worked for me and I haven't had issues with a missing cursor. I don't doubt others are having trouble, but just wanted to mention it does work for some of us, so there's still hope...
I'd suggest trying a re-install if you upgraded on top of an older OS+Quicken installation, and trying to clear out prefs and so forth (i.e. full uninstall). Perhaps some hold-over is causing the problem. (In my case I happened to do a clean install of Mavericks and no migration, since I'm still just experimenting, and also did a clean install of Quicken 2007 Lion because my previous version was 2006 PPC under Snow Leopard.)
I would say that Quicken 2007 for Lion is not compatible with mavericks. I am having the same issue as Barney229 so it can't just be setup specific. My feeling is that until Quicken makes a fully functional mac program the answer is no, quicken really does not work on a mac any more :( The most current mac version is 2007 which was when mac users were on Leopard, many many OS's ago!
I have Quicken 2007 (16.1.4) and I upgraded to Mavericks. Now Quicken does not work properly. It opens and displays files ok but when you enter data it does not allow you select text to make changes and it does not display the i-beam cursor as it goes from field to field so you cannot see where you are on screen. It's unusable in practice. Looks like I'll have to but Quicken Essentials. Only hope it works!!