Quick Access Popup wishlist

Here is the place to make Quick Access Popup work the way you would like.You can vote on existing request or suggest your own wishes by leaving a comment under this post.

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36 comments

  • andy

    folderbrowserdialogex can't launch favorite folder..
    I wish that can do that...

  • @Wildcat Midnight: I moved your message to the Support page and replied there:
    http://www.quickaccesspopup.com/support/#comment-14594

  • Rahim Mohammadizad

    Hi there .

    If you can add a row with search ability of the list of QAP would be a good feature i think

  • Wayne

    Hi I really like this application. Currently I am using software called Listary to achieve the same purpose. But QAP can replace most of the functions of Listary.

    There is one feature in Listary, however, I can't find in QAP. I wonder whether you can implement something to have this feature.

    Under Listary, when I open a file dialog, if the folder in the file dialog is NOT the current folder opened by Total commander (or windows explorer), you can press "control+G" to let file dialog to jump to current folder.

    Right now, under QAP, if the dialog does not show current folder, I have to switch to total commander then switch back to the file dialog and then QAP changes the folder in the dialog box to the current folder. I try to add a favorite folder and put {CUR_LOC} in it but it does not work.
    Is there a way to add a favorite folder to show current folder under Total commander? So that I can add a shortcut and press that.
    This is the only reason I haven't ditch Listary software yet.

    • Hi Wayne,

      Sorry I took a few days to come back to you. Happy to see that QAP can compete with Listary, a well established product 🙂

      > Under Listary, when I open a file dialog, if the folder in the file dialog is NOT the current folder opened by Total commander (or windows explorer), you can press "control+G" to let file dialog to jump to current folder.

      There was a similar request from Direct Folders users that would make the file dialog folder "follow" changes in the current folder in TC. I did not work on this, not being sure I would have the means to do it with the tool I use (see: http://www.quickaccesspopup.com/tag/direct-folders/).

      But the functionality you describe is simpler. I would have to think about it a bit more in order to implement it in the QAP logic. But this seems workable. Added to the wish list:
      http://www.quickaccesspopup.com/wishlist-menuhotkey-to-take-a-file-dialog-box-to-the-current-folder-in-explorer-total-commander-or-directory-opus/

      > Right now, under QAP, if the dialog does not show current folder, I have to switch to total commander then switch back to the file dialog and then QAP changes the folder in the dialog box to the current folder.

      I'm not sure I get it? Do you mean by using the QAP feature "Reopen a Folder"?

      • Wayne

        Hi Jean,
        Thanks very much for getting back to me.

        For the feature request, I was thinking that QAP can create a folder that points to the folder currently opened in TC. And then you can add a shortcut key for this folder.

        The second one I mentioned is that when I open a file dialog, it might show my document folder or whatever folder. Then I switch the window to total commander using ALT-TAB, then I switch the window to dialog again, this time dialog box will show the folder that is shown in TC. I thought this is a standard feature of QAP but it turns out that that is a feature of Listary. Well it doesn't really matter if QAP can implement my request to jump to the current folder.
        Thanks again,

        • Hi Wayne,

          > For the feature request, I was thinking that QAP can create a folder that points to the folder currently opened in TC. And then you can add a shortcut key for this folder.

          QAP would not create a "folder" (in your file system). It would create a favorite of category called "QAP Feature" that could be names "Open Current Folder" that you could add to your menu and associated to a hotkey of your choice (it could be added by default under the menu "My QAP Features" for new users) . That favorite could be used over any window (Explorer, TC, etc.) but it would be most useful in file dialog boxes, as suggested in your second point.

          >Then I switch the window to total commander using ALT-TAB, then I switch the window to dialog again, this time dialog box will show the folder that is shown in TC. I thought this is a standard feature of QAP but it turns out that that is a feature of Listary.

          I see. This is another way to get a file dialog box to the current folder in the file manager. I understand what you describe. The problem is that I do not see how to implement it... Anybody who could give me a hint on how it was implemented in Listary or other software, it would help.

          Thanks Wayne.

  • Darren Lambourne

    Live Folders are very useful to me but I run into issues with the item limit. When I increase the limit using the config file I eventually run into problems (which is why the limit is there, I guess 🙂

    Actually I would like to see a Live Folder mode where only Directories are listed, all other objects are ignored. So that I could use Live Folders to navigate a complex dir structure without running into number-of-object problems.

    • Horst

      You can already unselect the Live Folder option "Include documents".
      This works exactly as you wish.

  • Bryan

    The ability to create a keyboard short-cut...to perform an action - not open a program or folder. So, give the short-cut a name, then assign it a keyboard short-cut.

  • Bryan

    The ability to use PNG icons, as well as the ICO icons. I did ask this before, but it doesn't appear on the 'wish list', so thought I'd ask again

    • Hi Brian.

      What kind of action do you have in mind?

      Did you try to create a favorite of type "Snippet" with the macro option?

      http://www.quickaccesspopup.com/snippets-help/#macro

      • Bryan

        Hi Jean.
        I have two programs, located in the system tray...to allow me to capture areas of the desktop, as an image. One of them, permits capture 'scrolling window'...with a hot key (alt+PrtScn). I'm familiar with macros, & hot keys..as I've entered a number into my keyboard. I've looked at creating a macro in 'Quick Access Popup', however...it didn't accept the PrtScr key. Unfortunately the PrtScr (in the system tray program) is fixed...and not changeable.

        • Hi Bryan,

          I was able to create Snippet favorite, select Macro mode in Advanced settings and put "{PrintScreen}" in the content. It did launch my screen capture program (Greenshot). "!{PrintScreen}" also sends Alt-PrintScreen. Could you try it?

          Jean

  • pleiades

    Hi Jean,

    I like to request Popup the menu to align on the center of the screen, this is similar to the keyboard launcher like executor, this way, the user will focus their attention on one part of the screen, this is suited if the user is using keyboard shortcuts instead of the mouse to call quickaccesspopup.

    Thank you!

  • pleiades

    Thank yuo Jean!

  • pleiades

    Hi Jean,

    I thought of another request, the request is to have an option to hide favorites, this is useful when you want to hide favorites but plan to use it again, so instead of deleting the favorite and recreating it, just hide it.

  • Helge

    Hi Jean,

    since you wrote valuable code lines for the search feature in 'settings' I was wondering if this code could be re-used for the shared favorites catalogue as well. Especially with a good naming organization in the catalogue (like categories in the menu names) a search filter would be very useful. But also it would be a straightforward way to select a specific shared favorites menu fast and easily if the list of shared favorites menus is longer.

    Thanks,
    Helge

  • Luke

    Please add an option to run QuickAccessPopup as administrator
    I could not get QuickAccessPopup to show its popup menu in many applications: everything.exe, scite.exe, etc
    It turns out that they were running as admin, and QuickAccessPopup wasn't, so the menu didn't work

    I fixed it manually by making QuickAccessPopup.exe run as admin, would be best if it did this by default
    you can accomplish this using

    if not A_IsAdmin
    Run *RunAs "%A_AhkPath%" "%A_ScriptFullPath%"

  • Luke

    Wish: Add last selected menu item to top of the main menu

    Whenever a QAP menu item is chosen, it could be added to the top of the main menu.
    This would only happen for the most recently selected menu item, so as not to clutter the main menu.

    It would allow users to quickly select again what they selected most recently. This is especially useful for people like me who add a bunch of nested AHK scripts and use QAP as a script launcher, it sure beats navigating into sub-menus each time when you're spamming some script like 'Scripts -> Text Manipulation > Capitalize Selected Text.ahk'

    What a great app though, I've tried so many productivity and launcher type programs over the years, such as Listary, and none of them stood the test of time (except Everything by VoidTools which is indispensable), despite my skepticism from uninstalling 99.9% of past apps I really think this program will make me more productive, time will tell..

    • Hi Luke,

      Thanks for this interesting idea. It could not be made exactly as you propose because menu cannot be changed "on the fly". With the tool I use, any change requires rebuilding the whole menu. But adding a QAP feature "Reopoen last selected menu" would do the job. The menu label would not display the target folder however. User would have to remember what was the last item he selected. And users would have to add this QAP feature to their main menu if they wish.

      Do you think it would work for you?

      • Luke

        Sure, it's better than not being able to do it at all!

        But QAP's 'Switch' menu updates on the fly, if I open a new notepad window, it's added to the switch menu when I open it, there doesn't seem to be a noticeable delay for this. Couldn't the same functionality be used for this feature?

        • You are correct. Parts of the menu are updated when you invoke the menu. It seems that I was wrong in my answer 🙂

          Let me reconsider it.

  • Nath

    Hi Jean

    Is it possible to launch the QAP window from a shortcut? I checked various options but QAP always minimizes to the systray and then you have to launch with the hotkey. I don't want QAP running in the systray.

    • Hi Nath,

      QAP is designed as a Tray app. I would not remove the tray icon. You can open the Settings window in different ways (that you probably know):

      - select Settings in the QAP menu
      - select Settings in the Tray menu (what you do not prefer)
      - hit Shift + Ctrl + S (or any other hotkey that you could configure for it)

      I could add a command line option that would allow to launch QAP from a shortcut and open the Settings window. But this would require that you create the shortcut with a command like "C:\Program Files\Quick Access Popup\QuickAccessPopup.exe /s" (/s for "display settings when launched). But, if QAP is already running, this would require some tricky coding to open the running app Settings window instead of re-launch the app and rebuild the menu. Not sure if I like this...

      I could also add a context menu "Open Quick Access Popup Settings" when you right-click the desktop. Easier to implement.

      Thanks for your input,

      Jean

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