The hidden secrets of F2

Hitting the “F2” key on your keyboard is akin to calling out the magical phrase, “Open Sesame!”

F2 button on a computer

F2 button on a computer

Those words come from the story “Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves” in One Thousand and One Nights, in which the words open the mouth of a cave where forty thieves have hidden a treasure.

By hitting F2 on your keyboard you can invoke a little magic of your own to view the variety of your QuickBooks information on one screen. In fact, QuickBooks Pro, Premier and Enterprise editions all come with this “hidden” feature.

In one glance you can see…

  • Your installed version of QuickBooks
  • Your license and product numbers
  • The number of users allowed to log in to your QuickBooks
  • The database holding all your financial data
  • The size of your file
  • Find out who’s currently logged in
  • And much more...

Call Peak Advisers today and we’ll help you join the 1.2 million small businesses who rely on QuickBooks and we’ll help you choose the right payroll service and stop on top of new laws.

The ProAdvisors at Peak Advisers are Denver’s leading advanced certified QuickBooks re-sellers and consultants. We make QuickBooks work for you and your small business. All purchases include free training. Call us today at: 303-801-4772; or email:

Bruce Peterka

QuickBooks Consultant and CFO for closely-held companies.