1.Choose Edit menu > Preferences.
2.In the left pane, click Startup.
3.In the right pane, select the settings you want to use.
On startup open to
Select the tab or account you want to display when you first launch Quicken.
Download Transactions when Quicken Starts
Use this preference to have Quicken automatically download your transactions when you start it up.
Password Required when Quicken starts
Use this preference to require a password to open Quicken.
Use this preference to customize the color of the Quicken interface.
Dim disabled windows
Use this preference to dim the background behind the active Quicken window. You can control the amount of dimming by moving the slider to the left and right.
4.Click OK to save your changes.
A quick way to set a Quicken center as your start page
Click the right mouse button on any primary navigation tab, and choose the first menu option (for example, Start Quicken on Spending, or Start Quicken on Bills).