Quicken 2014 Slow to Respond Flashing Hourglass With Each Entry

Upon pressing the enter key for each transaction, the icon with the hourglass and pointer flash for several seconds before the entry is completed. I am running Quicken 2014 on a newer Windows 8 machine. This is not a computer speed issue for the computer is definitely powerful enough for these simple tasks.

Anyone know of a good alternative software to use for I am not happy.


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I solved this problem by changing the default "Tab" to "Bills" versus "Home".  It seems apparently your default tab tries to refresh after any change in any particular register you might happen to be working in.  If you have a big file and a lot of graphs, etc on the Home tab this can take a while given the way Quicken has apparently coded their background (or in this case lack of good background processes in the software).  I'm guessing the "Bills" tab does not require as much (if any) refresh effort after a change is made in a register, therefore the spinning mouse pointer delay goes a way.  At least it did for me. (I am running 2013 with about a 100MB file, but I bought and tested 2014 and the above worked as well.  I'm just waiting for a few more updates to 2014 before using daily).  Regardless, at the end of the day the problem seem to be the result of a sub optimal implementation of refreshing the tabs after a registry update.
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