Quickbooks Customer Manager 2.0 Easter Egg

Just in time for the real Easter, I found an easter egg (or just a total screw-up by some programmer at Intuit) in the new program, QuickBooks Customer Manager 2.0.

When you install the program, you can watch (or play later) the how-to Flash tutorial. I was looking for my QBCM2 database file in the C:\Program Files directory and I spotted the Flash file (launch.swf) that runs the tutorial. I opened it and expected to watch the tutorial in a stand-alone window. That’s not quite what happened.

This is what the Flash tutorial looks like:
Oregon photos, Lake Oswego, Mount Hood, Portland, Oregon Gardens

This is what you get directed to when you click on any of the QBCM links:
Oregon photos, Lake Oswego, Mount Hood, Portland, Oregon Gardens

The Flash tutorial works fine when opened by the QuickBooks Customer Manager software or in a browser window, but freaks out if you open it by itself (which it should not do). Funny, huh?

P.S. It only seems to work (or not work?) if you have no browser windows open when you open the Flash file.

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