Are you looking for the settings option in QuickBooks? The Gear icon in QuickBooks is where settings and account management are managed. This icon can be found in the upper right corner of the software, between the "create" and "help" buttons. may periodically cease functioning and even disappear due to a troubleshooting issue with your internet explorer browser, which is the default browser for using QuickBooks. Such the gear symbol, to malfunction. When the browser accumulates an overwhelming amount of history and cached data, this occurs.