Zipingo in Quicken?


I suddenly noticed that I have a little blue star on the "enter/Edit/Split" tabs at the bottom of a transaction entry in Q2005. Its something called Zipingo - how it got thee I do not know, but I want it out of my Quicken (are these people nuts or what - this is either spyware or so close to it as makes no difference).
Does anyone know where it cam from and how to get rid of it, short of reloading Quicken?
Alan
Reply to
AK

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I am very anti-spyware so I would like to know why you think that Zipingo is spyware. If you have any evidence, please post.
Reply to
David Arnstein

How do I get rid of the ratings option in Quicken?
Question How do I get rid of the ratings option in Quicken? Answer To hide or turn off the Zipingo ratings option in Quicken:
Click on the Edit menu Click "Preferences" then "Quicken Program." In the left pane ("Select preference type"), click Register. In the right pane ("Select preferences"), locate "Register appearance." To hide the Zipingo blue star, click/uncheck the "Show rate payee button" box. To hide the "Rate your payees" link under your register, click/uncheck the "Show rate payee link." Click on OK.
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Reply to
AK

I'm glad to know I am not crazy. This must have been a "drive by" update to Quicken. It also added a new pair of items under Edit, Preferences, Quicken Program, Register. The two new items are "Show rate payee button" and "Show rate payee link". This is also in the help file.
I am not crazy about the idea of Intuit doing this sort of software modification as a side effect of doing a one-step update.
Gregg
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GB

I don't think it is. It seems to be affiliated with Intuit. See
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Gregg
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GB

Drive-by software installation is at least a spyware tactic, even if Zipingo isn't strictly spyware. It's pretty irritating considering I've paid good money for this software, and feel like I'm entitled not to be pestered unecessarily. I don't want my payee information uploaded to quicken servers, and I have no interest in participating in Zipingo whatsoever.
Plus, the rate payee button modifies the UI. I've used quicken long enough that I know where to click/key without looking too closely, but the click for "split" now lands on "rate this payee", which is supremely irritating. I'm surprised a company with the resources of Intuit doesn't think through UI updates more carefully.
This was a terrible idea all around. I may move away from Quicken as a result.
I've already hidden both the button and the link (Edit->Preferences->Quicken Program->Register. Under "Register Appearance", uncheck "Show Rate Payee Button" and "Show Rate Payee Link".)
If you want to complain, please feel free to send an e-mail to quicken using their support site:
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Fritz

Not exactly. When I used the expression "drive-by update", I didn't mean to suggest that it was installed just by visiting a web site, the way spyware is. I just meant that it was installed as a side-effect of doing a one-step update. The one-step update always checks for software updates, so it's not entirely unexpected that an update might be installed. It's just that I don't consider this an appropriate update. Updates should be bug fixes, not "features" designed to draw you to Inuit's web site.
I don't know why you are trying to justify to me why you don't like this. I don't like it either, as I've already said.
I've already posted these instructions.
Gregg
Reply to
GB

Huh? You know that Quicken downloads updates. And you have to actually agree to apply them. This is new functionality in Quicken.
Which, technically, isn't possible (unless you're using that insecure, ActiveX technology present in IE).
And updates are not automagically applied either.
Actually it's zipingo.com, not intuit.com.
They're taking up what a 30x30 pixel box on your screen? Come on. Sounds like you just like to bitch. And, as posted, you can turn it off if you want.
How do you know they didn't? I think it fits in great. You happen not to like it. No UI gets 100% acceptance.
Actually I welcome the opportunity to say when somebody is doing a good job and when somebody is not doing a good job. People bitch at companies all the time. Here's your change to give praise or criticism in an easy convenient way and all you can do it criticize it! Geeze.
Just think if everybody who uses Quicken and is dissatisfied with a particular payee or institution suddenly really registered their disappointment with that payee at the same time. Don't cha think it'd have an impact. Similarly if some payees are doing a good job.
Sometimes I believe that people automatically go into bitch mode just because something changed or run around all paranoid over things they don't understand (like what really is spyware and how a browser really works - well at least a good one - and if you aren't using a good one perhaps you should switch) and not only look a gift horse in the mouth but rather punch it in the mouth!
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Andrew DeFaria

You got your attributions wrong. I didn't say that. The person I responded to did. I replied similarly to how you just did.
Gregg
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GB

" were not said by me. They appeared in my post as quotations. You should have replied to Fritz.
Gregg
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GB

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is Intuit's web site in the sense that it is owned and operated by Intuit. That's all I meant.
Gregg
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GB

That's some ego you've got there, thinking I'm talking only to you. This is usenet, not e-mail. I'm talking to people-at-large, including lurkers.
Want a cookie?
Not everyone reads every thread all the way through. If the instructions are posted a few times, people are more likely to see them.
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Fritz

Zipingo is built into Quicken 2006. But you can turn it off and hide the buttons by going into the register options and turning the "rate payee" stuff off. I don't even know it's there anymore. In fact, I turned it off so long ago, I'd forgotten about it.
Regards,
Margaret
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Margaret Wilson

Wow, so Intuit put Zipingo into a Q2005 update. I do not see any mention of this in the Q2005 release notes at
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, and it looks like the last update occurred in October of '05. Isearched the Quicken support site and I didn't come up with anythingabout Q05 and Zipingo. Zipingo comes with Q2006 and here's how you turn it off in that version:
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Maybe it is a similar procedure for Q05 if that is your version. Shelley Elmblad About Financial Software
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Reply to
aboutfinsoft

You are truly funny. Participating in Zipingo doesn't upload your Payee information to Quicken servers, it opens a new page and asks you to rate the payee. None of the details except for the payee name and a *very* broad range for the cost of the transaction. But you're right, it is possible that the terrorists could target you and build up a good profile on you that they could use to steal your identity and commit large-scale havoc in the financial world, leaving you to pay the piper.
They did think it through, just turn it off and it won't bother you no more.
This is the funniest, hollowest, emptiest threat I've to see. You are going to move away from Quicken software to what?? To the dreadful problems of migrating your data to Moneydance or MS Money? Hahaha.
So if you know it can be hidden, why complain that it changes the UI?
Ooooh! an organized letter writing campaign! I wonder if it would be considered OK for Intuit to write yet another update to Quicken to remove the zipingo interface, or will that also cause you to move away from Quicken?
MikeB
Reply to
Mike

Usenet is a conversational medium, even though it is public. You may have noticed that messages have parents. If you don't want your message to be interpreted as a reply to the personal views expressed in the parent, start a new thread.
Gregg
Reply to
GB

Wow! 2nd thread I know of where you attack someone who questions the integrity of your god. And even more childish. I suppose you behave so badly with all who take objection to Intuit's practices. I wonder how you would respond were someone to take up residence in this group just to hassle blind devotees such as yourself simply because you are pro-quicken. The man has a right and a justification for his complaint. Hint: There is life outside of Quicken & its NGs. Check it out sometime.
Hark
Reply to
Harkhof

It seems to me obvious, and at the least courteous, that a new "feature" like this should require my agreement before its installed.
Reply to
AK

I have Quicken 2005 - so somehow this unwanted "featre" was added to it without my knowledge or approval.
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AK

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