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Lacerte Client List shakes or flashes


Lacerte Client List shakes or flashes

This article will help you resolve issues where all or part of the Client List screen flashes, flickers, or scrolls up and down in an erratic manner.

This issue is caused when the program is unable to determine if a horizontal scroll bar is needed which causes the flashing, flickering and scrolling.

Changing the dimensions of the display size (e.g. maximizing the screen) can provide temporary relief.  However, the alternating state may return again if the right conditions are met for adding/removing the horizontal scroll bar.


Solution 1: Adjust Display Columns

  1. From the Settings menu choose Options.
  2. Select the Display tab.
  3. Uncheck the box Automatically adjust column widths and click OK.
  4. Close Lacerte and re-open it.

If the issue continues to happen, continue with Solution 2

Solution 2: Rename the INI File

If the issue is happening in Lacerte 2010 or newer:

  1. Close the Lacerte Tax Program.
  2. Press the Windows + R keys on the keyboard.
  3. Type %appdata% and press Enter.
  4. Open the Lacerte folder.
  5. Look for the wYYtax.ini (YY = tax year) for the year having the issue.
  6. Right-click and select Rename. 
  7. Rename the file to wYYtax.old.
  8. Launch the Lacerte program to see if the issue still persists.

Note: The paths above include hidden folders, so Windows must be set to show hidden files and folders.

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