Support and feedback

Welcome to the  Quick Access Popup support page. Use the reply form below to ask questions, report bugs or simply give comments.

Suggestions for new features are welcomed on the Welcome to the Quick Access Popup wishlist.

Beta testers: see the Quick Access Popup BETA test page.

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85 comments

  • Ryan

    Thank you for this outstanding program! Keep up the good work!

    I have a question about setting QAP to work with Open/Save dialogs.

    When you set this option, there is a warning not to use QAP with any dialogs except for opening/saving FILES. Can you explain in a more detailed way why you should not do this and what problems it could cause? I want to be sure I fully understand it.

    Thank you again!

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    • Hi Ryan,

      The issue, here, is that QAP cannot make the difference between a file dialog box and other type of dialog boxes (like Options, etc.). We could get more technical on this if you wish.

      If you hit the QAP hotkey in an Options dialog box and choose a folder in the popup menu, QAP will try to change the folder in this dialog box (as it would do in a file dialog box). To do that, it send commands and simulates keystrokes that are correctly executed by a file dialog box (for example, setting the destination folder path in the text box) but, in any other type of dialog box, this could lead to unexpected results. The risk is not enormous but is real. This is why I prefer to make the user aware of this.

      I hope I'm clear?

      And thanks for your good words.

      Jean

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  • Stephen Bennett

    Please remind me again how to avert the nag telling me hotkeys every time logging into Windows. A moment ago I Paypaled you a second very small donation (the first several months ago). Thanks for a splendid software! Fantastic! Cheers, my friend.

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    • Hi Stephen,

      Thanks for your second donation. Much appreciated.

      You can turn off this notification in the QAP options. Open the "Settings" window and click "Options". In the first tab, uncheck the "Display Startup Tray Tip" checkbox.

      Jean

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  • See this new video about Quick Access Popup!

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  • Leo Bolle

    I wish with QAP automatic start programs by strting Windows.

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    • Hans-Jörg Laake

      Hi Leo,

      I think I can help you:
      1. Open the "Setting" window by clicking the corresponding item in your "QAP" menu
      2. In the setting window there is a button in the upper right corner labeled "Options". Click that button.
      3. In this option window you find some checkboxes on the left side, below the language list box.
      4. Check "Start with Windows" and you are done.

      Regards
      Hans-Jörg

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  • Troy Dixon

    QAP is one of the few applications that I use every single day - many times each day. It keeps getting better without changing the overall look or feel of the software. There are some feature that I did not use for many months but found them when I was ready. This is SO much better than the applications that "force" you to try their new features. Thanks, Jean! This is great!

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  • Gunnar

    Hello Jean Lalonde,
    Thank you for keeping this great tool in shape. I use it through the day and almost cannot understand how I managed without it before 🙂

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  • Douglas Wilkinson

    i love quick access popup!

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  • -DT

    QAP is truly an awesome app. Could I get by without it? Sure - but I'd be wasting huge amounts of time (and clicks) doing things the hard way. It's one of the rare pieces of software that is worth far more than you are asked to pay. It's definitely worth the donation.

    dt3_100pctwhite

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  • ltdeta

    Time savings with folders and files is enormous!
    I particularly approve, that Quick Access Popup is fully compatible with Total Commander
    The support Jean offer is really great.

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  • marisa

    Fantastic app. After a few months using it, now I really couldn't do without it. Everytime it takes me instantly to any file that's buried deep in my PC I remember how it was to have to navigate to folders within folders within folders to find that particular file I wanted... Such a cumbersome task. Fortunately, that's a thing of the past. I can't imagine having to go back to that impractical way of doing things.

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  • Karl

    The more I use this utility, the more often I appreciate how useful it is. It has a lot of good features but one I would really like to see is to have the windows open to the last screen position they were opened to. Hopefully this will come with future updates or perhaps it does have this function and I have not yet learned to use it.

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    • Hi Karl,

      Thanks for your donation!

      Yes, this can be done for favorites of type Folder (look at the "Windows options" tab). I tried it with applications but it was very unreliable. But for folders, it works. If you use teh Add this folder command, the actual position will be remembered by QAP.

      Bye,

      Jean

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  • First off, love your program!
    I often want to attach the same file over and over again to an outgoing email in outlook.
    If I choose a file in popup to show in menu, then choose it when attaching file in outlook 2016, it opens the file rather than attaching it to outlook. Anything I am missing or can this be added?
    Thanks
    rick

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    • Hi Rick,

      "Documents" favorites are to launch documents with their associated application, not for what you want to do. For your need, I see these options (from simplest to most powerful):

      1) Create a "Folder" favorite with the folder where the attached file is. When the attach file dialog box appear, use QAP to change to this folder (see the "Change folder" option in Options first tab).

      2) Create a "Snippet" favorite and, in the content text box, enter the full path to your file ("c:\folder\file.doc"). In the Outlook's attach file dialog box, click in the "Location" text box and select the QAP snippet.

      3) Probably the most interesting option but a little more complex to implement: create an "Application" favorite to launch Outlook with parameters that will create a new email with the desired file attached. In the command line, you would type something like this: outlook.exe /c ipm.note /m "&subject=abc" /a "c:\attach.txt". In QAP, enter the Outlook location in the add favorite "Basic Settings" tab and enter the parameters "&subject=abc" /a "c:\attach.txt" (including the double-quotes) in the "Advanced Settings" tab, following the instructions for multiple parameters in this FAQ page: http://www.quickaccesspopup.com/how-can-i-enter-multiple-parameters-for-an-application-favorite/

      Jean

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  • Danilo

    How to remove or reduce the time the baloon appears in tray first time the pc is booted as it stays long long time ?
    I use Windows 7 64 and your Quick Access Popup 7.5.4.3
    Thanks
    Regards
    Danilo

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    • Hi Danilo,

      The duration is determined by Windows. QAP has no control on this. Except that you can stop showing this message in Options (Settings / Options / first tab "Display Startup Tip".

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  • Danilo

    Donated !
    Great software !
    Ciao.

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  • Dmitry

    Dear Jean, thank you for keeping up the good work!
    Bug report for v8.0.3:
    Supposedly, some common specific symbols are not displayed correctly in Folder Names in folders menu (like &, for example).
    See screenshots in attachment.

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  • Nelson André Hofer de Carvalho

    I have tested several programs similar to Quick Access Popup.
    What made me choose it?
    Excellent quality and features, support note 10, exemplary attention to users, always evolving and improving.
    It encompasses all the needs it proposes.

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  • Nath

    Hi Jean,

    I have enabled Live folders. Depth is 1 and list documents is off.
    When I click on a drive it shows the folders correctly.
    But when I add a new folder to the same drive, this new folder is not displayed in the menu,
    I have to restart QAP and it would show the new folder(s).

    QAP version 8.0.4 Portable (x64)

    Regards
    Nath

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    • Hi Nath,

      This is normal. Live folders are created when QAP is launched and refreshed when:

      - you save changes in the Settings window
      - when you click the "Refresh Live folders menus" QAP feature.

      You can add the "Refresh Live folders menus" command to any menu using "Add favorite", "QAP feature", etc.

      Refreshing Live folders menus at every popup of the menu would create an unacceptable delay before the menu is displayed. In a future release, I have the project to refresh Live folders and other dynamic menus in the background.

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  • carsten riegert

    Hello,

    i have a question. It makes me wonder, normaly if u re activate the menu, and u remember u wont take a selection, u can click around the menu or pres escape, but sometimes u thist wont work and the only possibility to close the menu is to choose the option close menu. What kind of bug is this?

    greetings

    C. Riegert

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  • Gerard Murphy

    Great utility, finding it very helpful. 10/10

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  • This new release v8.1 add new features giving more flexibility with favorites shortcuts, exclusions list for apps dialog boxes, Run as administrator in Alternative menu, disabling favorites in groups, plus other improvements and bug fixes. Also, for users of portable version, a smarter batch file named ManageContextMenu.bat to enable or disable Windows Explorer context menus (thanks to Dogan Celik).

    Version: 8.1 (2017-02-20)
     
    Shortcuts
    - display favorites shortcuts in a new column in the Settings
    - when creating a favorites shortcut, support left only or right only keyboard modifiers for Shift, Alt, Ctrl and Win keys
    - support different shortcuts for favorites with the same location (if they have different names), allowing them to have different options (in other words, favorite shortcuts are now linked to "name + location")
    - update menu and dialog box labels to include menu shortcuts (underlined character, using the & special character)
     
    Various
    - in QAP Mouse Hotkey exclusion list, also exclude hotkey in app's dialog boxes when the app's title or class name is prefix an asterisk (*)
    - add the QAP Features "Run as administrator" to the Alternative menu (Shift + Middle mouse button or Shift + Windows + W)
    - new batch file from Dogan Celik to install/uninstall Windows Explorer context menus registry keys, working as-is with portable version (see instructions in batch file)
    - group members can now be disabled (same as favorites being hidden in menu), change disable checkbox label for group members
    - renamed the icon file iconQAP.ico to QuickAccessPopup.ico using the same ico file name for context menu registry keys in app, setup and portable batch
     
    Bug fixes
    - cover exceptional situation where icon "file,index" for an extension is badly encoded in registry (including ")
    - fix bug when double-clicking on empty line in Hotkeys list
    - fix bug in Hotkeys list, when change hotkey, enable save button only if a hotkey was changed
    - fix bug when Menu hotkey in Options is changed from None to a keyboard shortcut
    - add delay when changing folder in dialog box to help with an intermittent issue in in some apps like Firefox (delay in milliseconds stored in quickaccesspopup.ini [Global] variable WaitDelayInDialogBox with default 100)

    More info about:

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  • Zart Colwing

    So useful it should be bundled with Windows

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  • This new release v8.1.1 makes little but nice additions and fixes some issues.

    Version: 8.1.1 (2017-03-19)
     
    Import/Export
    - in Import/Export Settings, save destination file to QuickAccessPopup.ini when exporting and restore last used file name in Export dialog dox
    - in Export file name, translate placeholder "%A_Now%" to current local date-time and "%A_NowUTC%" to current Coordinated Universal Time (based on computer time), using "YYYYMMDDHH24MISS" format
     
    Alternative menu
    - two new Alternative menu QAP features to open the folder containing the selected document, application or folder favorite 1) in the current window or 2) in a new window
     
    Various improvements
    - in Live folders, exclude folders with the Hidden (H) attribute (keeping those having System attribute without the Hidden attribute)
    - in Edit Favorite dialog box for a favorite of type Group, add a button to open the group in the Settings window
    - enlarge submenus dropdown lists to 500 px in Add/Edit Favorite dialog box
    - split Options dialog box first tab "General" in two tabs ("General" and "Menu") to make some room for future options
    - remove "Use Classic buttons" option in "General" tab ([Global] value "UseClassicButtons" still supported if present in ini file)
    - remove Patreon donation option; add Paypal links to make donations in EUR and CAD funds
    - tooltip "Saving..." and disable "Cancel" button in Settings during saving
     
    Bug fixes
    - support relative paths and environment variables in Live Folders
    - fix bug prevent editing favorites in read-only external menu from the Edit Favorite Alternative menu
    - (Setup program updated 2017-03-30) fix bug when updating QAP in setup mode causing QAP Explorer context menus to be re-enabled even if user turned them off in settings

    More info about:

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  • For advanced users who would need it, I added a FAQ page with the descriptions of variables in [Global] section of QuickAccessPopup.ini:

    http://www.quickaccesspopup.com/what-are-the-variables-in-quickaccesspopup-ini/

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  • Maurice

    I operate QAP (v8.1.1) in a portable mode. Having set up some customized folders, all works fine on startup using the relevant exe file.
    However, when I start QAP up using a "program launcher", QAP creates two new configuration files viz. QAPconnect + QuickAccessPopup, and ssosskin.dll.
    QAP therefore does not seem able to keep its original settings when started from anywhere other than its program folder !
    Is there a setting which can change this behavior, or is this a "bug" ?

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  • Maurice

    Hi Jean,

    I understand what you are saying, and have tried it out. Unfortunately, the two launcher apps that I am trying out, refuses to cooperate. viz. (Launcher & Portable Startup Utility) The former has a field entitled "enter application argument", and the latter app has a field entitled "enter file arguments".
    I have entered the QAP working directory details in both the mentioned app's fields, but this didn't work.
    In both situations, I noticed that two new QAP settings files were automatically created in each of the two respective launcher's own working directory !
    It thus seems there is nothing else I can do, but to manually start QAP from it's own app directory.

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    • The argument parameter is not the same thing as the "Start In" directory. Arguments are sent to the launched app but has no effect on its working directory.

      You could try to create a Windows shortcut for the QAP exe file and enter QAP directory in the shortcut's "Start In" parameter. Then set your launcher to run the shortcut instead of the QAP exe file. This *could* work.

      If this does not help, I suggest that you ask for help on the launcher support page or forum. I could not imagine that this option would not be available in one way or another.

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  • Maurice

    Hi Jean,

    Advice taken and applied. Problem resolved !
    I created a shortcut from the exe file inside the QAP program folder, thus the "start in" parameter was automatically set correctly, viz to the program folder. I then used the app shortcut to run QAP, instead of the exe file as suggested.
    Thank you kindly for your assistance. Much appreciated.
    PS. Must remember this trick in future 🙂

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  • Wildcat Midnight

    Please help me make below "Popup Warning" never appear, thanks much:

    " QuickAccessPopup.exe
    71 hotkeys have been received in the last 1765ms.
    Do you want to continue?
    (see #MaxHotkeysPerInterval in the help file) "

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    • Thanks for reporting this issue. Never saw this before. Could you tell me more on the context or scenario that lead to this warning?

      I will investigate when I'm back.

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    • Hi Wildcat Midnight,

      Looking a tech references on this, I found that this error usually denotes an infinite loop or other quirk in the code. Eliminating the limit or raising the MaxHotkeysPerInterval limit only alleviates the problem. I would prefer to know what could cause it and find the faulty code (if it is from inside QAP). Again, I never encountered this error and nobody reported it before.

      FYI, a forum thread on this kind of issue:
      https://autohotkey.com/board/topic/62512-permanently-turn-off-that-annoying-hotkey-limit/

      Jean

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  • Alan Spicer

    I have strange problems with Total Commander and Quick Access Popup.

    When I start it automatically with windows, shortcut key win+w doesn't work. I can't get it to work. But, if I then exit program and start it manually, I don't have problems with TC and QAP, shortcut key works great.

    Outside TC shortcut key works.

    Don't know what is the reason, but this is a bit strange. Now I disabled autostart and start it manually.

    I have win 10 pro 64bit, but not the latest version, I blocked updates as they messed sometime my system.

    I tried to run it as admin (created shortcut, added admin privileges through it, and put it in startup folder, but still, it didn't solved problem).

    Do you have an idea what's going on?

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    • Could it be related to runming QAP and/or TC as administrator? Please see http://www.quickaccesspopup.com/why-are-qap-context-menus-not-working-in-some-windows/

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      • Alan Spicer

        I run TC as admin, but I tried to autostart QAP as admin the way I described (created shortcut, given admin rights to shortcut, put shortcut in startup directory, so QAP is started with this shortcut, not through QAP options).

        It didn't help.

        Also, I tried to start QAP manually as admin, but after that, I tried to start QAP without admin rights. It doesn't matter. Only thing that gets hotkey win+w to work in TC as intended is that I start QAP manually. Admin rights doesn't matter, not for my setup. So, it is something else in play, but not sure what. 🙁

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  • Being in vacation, I could not help st this time. Maybe a QAP+TC user could help?

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  • Horst

    I have no problem using Hotkey Win+W
    The Hotkey works inside and outside of TC.
    Windows 10 Creators Update x64
    TC 9.0a x64

    By default Win+W is assigned in Windows 10 to Windows Ink Workspace

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    • Alan Spicer

      In TC I set it up that it searches (with search window) when I start typing. So I see w when I use hotkey win+w, like I pressed only w, like win key is ignored. That is when QAP is started with windows, either through option to do so, or with shortcut with admin privileges.

      Outside TC it works, as I said.

      My difference from Horst is that I have 32bit TC, also 9.0a.

      It looks a bit silly to my, why it doesn't work when started automatically, and why it works when I start it manually. And just inside TC.

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      • Horst

        I also tested in x86 TC and it still works for me.

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        • Alan Spicer

          Thank you for your information.

          Maybe it is something with my system, or some program I use. Not sure, but it looks strange, that only difference I see is the way how QAP is started.

          On the bright side, it is not that hard to start it manually after each restart, as I mostly hibernate my notebook.

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  • Maurice

    To Jean / available stand-in

    The issue I originally reported on 2017-04-05 at 02:07, relates very much to the latest discussion on this thread.
    On 2017-04-06 at 08:54 I reported that the advice given by Jean was successful, however, that turned out to be rather short lived. Unfortunately 🙁

    Bottom line, the issue reported by Alan Spicer is uncanny in its similarity to what I am experiencing.
    Glad to know I'm not the only one who encountered this particular anomaly.

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  • If you use Quick Access Popup on multiple computers or if you want to share QAP favorites with your friends or colleagues, the new release v8.2 is for you!

    Version: 8.2 (2017-05-14)
     
    Shared menus revamped
    - three type of Shared menus
      1) Personal: menu shared on different computers by the same user
      2) Collaborative: menu on a shared drive for a team or a workgroup (every member can edit the menu)
      3) Centralized: menu on a shared drive maintained by one or more menu administrator(s)
    - new "Shared menu" tab in shared menu favorites to select shared menu type (radio buttons), name and options
    - options for "Centralized" shared menus: list of users with right to edit the shared menu (coma separated list), message about shared menu access shown to users without access
    - Shared menu options are saved in the "[Global]" section of the share menu ini file, in variables "MenuName", "WriteAccessUsers", "WriteAccessMessage" and "MenuType"
    - in favorites list, display Shared menu name and display "Read-only" if current user does not have write access to the centralized menu
    - when adding a Shared menu, get the favorite name from the menu ini file if the variable "MenuName" exists
    - deprecate the option "Number of the first favorite" in shared menu files (now favorites always starting at 1 but starting number in old menu are still supported)
     
    Shared menus catalogue
    - new option in "General" tab to "Enable Shared Menu Catalogue" and select the "Catalogue root folder"
    - when user adds a Shared menu and when the catalogue is enabled, give user the option to select the Shared menu from a dialog box
    - new Shared menu dialog box containing the shared menu files under the catalogue root with menu names, paths and checkboxes to select menu(s) to add to QAP popup menu
    - in Shared menu dialog box, button "Add selected shared menu(s)" to add selected menu(s) from catalogue to the QAP menu at the current menu and position in favorites list
    - in Shared menu dialog box, button "Add another shared menu" to browse the file system for any Shared menu settings file and add it to current position in favorites list
    - in Shared menu dialog box, respond to double-click on a row by showing Shared menu info and a button to open the settings file in a text editor if it is not read-only
    - new "ExternalMenusCataloguePathReadOnly" variable (in QAP ini file only) to prevent user from changing the catalogue root folder when value is 1, and display an error message if user tries to change the root if read-only
     
    Shared menus mutli-user edition
    - alert message when user tries to edit an external menu that was modified by another user or on another computer, based on last modification date-time
    - reserve external menu when user loads a Shared menu in Settings or when user add or move favorites to a Shared menu, user and computer name are savec in the Shared menu variable "MenuReservedBy"
    - release Shared menu reservation when user saves or cancels settings changes or quits QAP
    - store and read last modified date in Shared menu ini file and update it only when favorites or external menu properties are changed, not when only reserved without changes
    - in "About" dialog box, display user name and computer name
     
    Other changes
    - new Alternative menu QAP features "Open the Containing Folder in the Current Window" and "Open the Containing Folder in a New Window" to open the folder containing the selected document, application  or folder favorite in the current window or in a new window
    - in Export file name, translate placeholder "%A_Now%" to current local date-time and "%A_NowUTC%" to current Coordinated Universal Time (based on computer time), using "YYYYMMDDHH24MISS" format
    - in "Import/Export Settings", remember lats destination file in quickaccesspopup.ini when exporting and restore last used file name in when exporting settings
    - in "Live folders", exclude folders with the Hidden (H) attribute (keeping those having System attribute without the Hidden attribute)
    - enlarge submenus dropdown lists to 500 px in "Add/Edit Favorite" dialog box
    - disable the popup menu during settings saving
    - remove Patreon donation option; add Paypal links to make donations in EUR and CAD funds
    - update to Spanish, Portuguese and Brazilian Portuguese language files
     
    Bug fixes and improvements
    - fix bug in Setup program when updating QAP causing QAP Explorer context menus to be re-enabled even if user turned them off in Settings
    - fix bug "Open this menu" button missing in "Edit favorite" dialog box for Shared menus favorites

    FAQ pages about the Shared Menus:

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  • zivizivi

    thank you for new release
    ill enjoy separate folder launching a lot and will try new shared menus. also hidden folders staying hidden in live folders was needed : )

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  • zivizivi

    naa i spoke too soon its still not an option in settings just a new drop down thingy... can you pleases add an option in settings for always opening the folder in new window (win explorer folder favorites)

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    • Thank you for your input, zivizivi. Noted.

      Another way to always open a folder in a new window is to open the QAP popup menu by left-clicking the QAP icon in the Notification zone. One last tip: Middle-Mouse clicking anywhere in the always available Windows task bar (at the bottom of you screen) always open folders in a new Explorer.

      Jean

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  • @Neil: I'm reposting your May 5th message here because it was linked (as a reply) to an one-year old message message at the top of this page. I tried to move it down here but it did not work. So, here are your post and my reply:

    Neil:
    > When I right click on any file/folder/drive and select "Add file to Quick Access popup menu", I always get an error message.
    > See attached. Yes, QuickAccess Popup IS running so can you let me know why it is giving that error.
    > I am using version 8.1.1

    Jean:
    > Hi Rian . No, I could not tell. It normally works. Have you tried disabling the Explorer context menus in Options, and re-enabling it afterwards?

    (Oops! I should have said "Hi Neil"...)

    Jean

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  • Please consider adding XYplorer to the list of file managers you support:

    https://www.xyplorer.com/

    Thanks,
    AJ

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  • Helge

    Hi Jean,

    a couple of days ago I had the opportunity to demonstrate the shared menu functionality to someone on his desktop and during this demo I realized that in my testing scenarios so far I always had write access to the all the shared menu files. Now in this demonstration the other user didn't have write access to the shared menu folder and he received a write error message every time he wanted to save changes of favorites in the settings menu. The changes were only made to local bookmarks but not to favorites of the shared menu. I don't know what kind of data QAP tries to write to the unchanged shared menu.

    I think this issue might be related to a topic we had discussed before. I think it was the general realization that currently you don't yet have a mechanism implemented to distinguish local and shared menu changes. I think the discussion had been triggered by my experience that under certain circumstances QAP would act like changes had been made to the favorites although it wasn't the case (unfortunately I'm not capable right now to remember what the exact scenario was; I hope I will find that email/post later).

    I know that addressing this issue potentially requires some deeper changes in the architecture so there may not be an easy to achieve solution for now. I also don't have any idea in mind at the moment which could work as a workaround.

    Thanks,
    Helge

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    • Hi Helge,

      > the other user didn't have write access to the shared menu folder and he received a write error message every time he wanted to save changes of favorites in the settings menu

      It may depend on the type of Shared menu. To use a "Collaborative" shared menu, user *needs* write access. If it a "Centralized" menu, then there is an issue.

      Lets continue to explore this via email. I'll contact you in a few days. After one month of vacations I need to review my code! And we will come back here with conclusions/status.

      Thanks,

      Jean

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    • This was fixed in v8.2.1. Thanks!

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  • QAP doesn't seem to work properly in Opera 45.0. Using QAP 8.2, middle mouse identifies it as Chrome_WidgetWin_1 (which is the same as Chrome, not surprising as it's built using the same engine), and I have added it to the exclusions for middle mouse button. QAP still appears in Opera when middle-clicking, regardless of where on the screen you click. Win7 Professional.

    Note that Opera's window possibly doesn't conform to a standard Windows skin, missing titlebar etc, so that *may* be the problem.

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    • Huh. And now it's working. I tried using the --force-native-window-frame=true option for it. Which doesn't seem to do anything at all visually. But QAP is now working. I tried then to switch back to --force-native-window-frame=false but it's still working properly.

      The "save as" window when saving a file download from Opera doesn't recognize middle-mouse from QAP though, which is the one place I *actually* want it 🙂

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    • Hi Dean-Ryan,

      Glad to see that exclusion works now. Regarding the Opera save as dialog box, make sure the dialog box support is enabled:
      http://www.quickaccesspopup.com/can-i-change-folders-in-file-dialog-boxes-open-save-as-etc/

      If it is already activated (and works in other apps), then it could be that Opera is one of these apps that do not adhere to Windows dialog boxes standards.

      Jean

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  • QAP Shared menus in collaborative environment get stronger with this release. Thanks to Helge for his tests and continuous support.

    Use QAP to share favorites with your friends or colleagues. All you need is a network drive or a cloud-based folder synchronization tool (like Dropbox).

    FAQ pages about the Shared Menus:

    Version: 8.2.1 (2017-05-19)
    *** update recommended for shared menus users ***
    - multi-user change collision bug fixed
    - add QAP feature to "Add a Shared menu from the catalogue"
    - add tip below Shared menu catalogue list about double-click on a line to view the shared menu info
    - when create Shared menu, force user to select the Shared menu type (no default type)
    - support relative paths and environmenet variables for Shared menu file path
    - fix bug in Add/Edit Favorite of type Shared menu when browse for external file and cancel
     
    Version: 8.2 (2017-05-14)
     
    Shared menus revamped
    - three type of Shared menus
      1) Personal: menu shared on different computers by the same user
      2) Collaborative: menu on a shared drive for a team or a workgroup (every member can edit the menu)
      3) Centralized: menu on a shared drive maintained by one or more menu administrator(s)
    - new "Shared menu" tab in shared menu favorites to select shared menu type (radio buttons), name and options
    - options for "Centralized" shared menus: list of users with right to edit the shared menu (coma separated list), message about shared menu access shown to users without access
    - Shared menu options are saved in the "[Global]" section of the share menu ini file, in variables "MenuName", "WriteAccessUsers", "WriteAccessMessage" and "MenuType"
    - in favorites list, display Shared menu name and display "Read-only" if current user does not have write access to the centralized menu
    - when adding a Shared menu, get the favorite name from the menu ini file if the variable "MenuName" exists
    - deprecate the option "Number of the first favorite" in shared menu files (now favorites always starting at 1 but starting number in old menu are still supported)
     
    Shared menus catalogue
    - new option in "General" tab to "Enable Shared Menu Catalogue" and select the "Catalogue root folder"
    - when user adds a Shared menu and when the catalogue is enabled, give user the option to select the Shared menu from a dialog box
    - new Shared menu dialog box containing the shared menu files under the catalogue root with menu names, paths and checkboxes to select menu(s) to add to QAP popup menu
    - in Shared menu dialog box, button "Add selected shared menu(s)" to add selected menu(s) from catalogue to the QAP menu at the current menu and position in favorites list
    - in Shared menu dialog box, button "Add another shared menu" to browse the file system for any Shared menu settings file and add it to current position in favorites list
    - in Shared menu dialog box, respond to double-click on a row by showing Shared menu info and a button to open the settings file in a text editor if it is not read-only
    - new "ExternalMenusCataloguePathReadOnly" variable (in QAP ini file only) to prevent user from changing the catalogue root folder when value is 1, and display an error message if user tries to change the root if read-only
     
    Shared menus mutli-user edition
    - alert message when user tries to edit an external menu that was modified by another user or on another computer, based on last modification date-time
    - reserve external menu when user loads a Shared menu in Settings or when user add or move favorites to a Shared menu, user and computer name are savec in the Shared menu variable "MenuReservedBy"
    - release Shared menu reservation when user saves or cancels settings changes or quits QAP
    - store and read last modified date in Shared menu ini file and update it only when favorites or external menu properties are changed, not when only reserved without changes
    - in "About" dialog box, display user name and computer name
     
    Other changes
    - new Alternative menu QAP features "Open the Containing Folder in the Current Window" and "Open the Containing Folder in a New Window" to open the folder containing the selected document, application  or folder favorite in the current window or in a new window
    - in Export file name, translate placeholder "%A_Now%" to current local date-time and "%A_NowUTC%" to current Coordinated Universal Time (based on computer time), using "YYYYMMDDHH24MISS" format
    - in "Import/Export Settings", remember lats destination file in quickaccesspopup.ini when exporting and restore last used file name in when exporting settings
    - in "Live folders", exclude folders with the Hidden (H) attribute (keeping those having System attribute without the Hidden attribute)
    - enlarge submenus dropdown lists to 500 px in "Add/Edit Favorite" dialog box
    - disable the popup menu during settings saving
    - remove Patreon donation option; add Paypal links to make donations in EUR and CAD funds
    - update to Spanish, Portuguese and Brazilian Portuguese language files
     
    Bug fixes and improvements
    - fix bug in Setup program when updating QAP causing QAP Explorer context menus to be re-enabled even if user turned them off in Settings
    - fix bug "Open this menu" button missing in "Edit favorite" dialog box for Shared menus favorites
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    • Helge

      Thanks so much Jean for these great enhancements! I'll try them out as soon as possible.

      Helge

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  • Óscar

    Hi. Recent files and folders not work for me under Windows 10 x64. It shows a list but the list is not updated when I close folders. Thanks in advance

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  • Sergei

    Hello, thanks for this tool!
    I have a problem, when i launch QAP with English keyboard layout it works fine, but when i launch with Russian keyboard layout it give a series of errors: Note: The hotkey ^A will not be active because it does not exist int the current keyboard layout. Etc.
    With that errors no one hotkey is work.
    How can i fix that? (May be i can teach QAP for Russian keyboard layout someway?)

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  • Jan Jeřábek

    Hello,
    I recently used FoldersPopup 4.3 when all of a sudden, middle mouse click (scroll click) stopped working. Upgrading to latest FoldersPopup did not solve the problem so I tried to upgrade to QAP with same result. Middle mouse button is not working. Left or right buttons work and also "special buttons 1 and 2" (scroll wheel left and right) work well. It is strange because QAP sees wheel left/right as "special buttons" even there is wheel left/right in the list.
    Mouse is Razer Naga Chroma and I am using latest version of Razer Synapse. Exiting Razer Synapse does not seem to help.
    Middle (scroll) button is not working in explorer windows nor on the desktop. I red some faq, but I doubt this problem is caused by administrator privileges.
    Thanks in advance,
    Jan

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    • Jan Jeřábek

      SOLVED: Unfortunatelly the problem was in the wheel itself. It's button is not working properly. I have to push it a bit more than I was used to ... probably a problem with underlying microswitch.

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    • I was going to suggest to try another mouse if you could, but this will not be required. 🙂

      Thanks for the follow-up.

      Jean

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