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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97 comments

  • 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.

    • 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

  • See this new video about Quick Access Popup!

  • Leo Bolle

    I wish with QAP automatic start programs by strting Windows.

    • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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/

  • 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) "

    • 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.

    • 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

      • Delain

        Jean,

        I've been getting this same warning for several revisions of QAP, also. One way that I can almost force it to happen is if I have a PDF reader program open and I use the Ctrl-mouse wheel to Zoom in/out of the PDF that I'm viewing. I can do it several times in a row and then the warning will display. I thought this was a QAP issue; didn't realize it is an AHK related issue.

        Have you gotten any further with resolving? Not a big deal; an annoyance.

        Thanks in advance,
        Delain

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

    https://www.xyplorer.com/

    Thanks,
    AJ

  • 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)
    - 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
    • Helge

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

      Helge

  • Jere Marrs

    Thanks for another year of a great utility!

  • 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?)

  • v8.2.2 fixes minor issues and improves protection against Shared menus editing conflicts.

    FAQ pages about the Shared Menus:

    Version: 8.2.2 (2017-06-08)
    - Fix display bug in Settings, change cursor to hand when mouse over some icons and labels
    - In Shared menus, verify if user has write access when opening a collaborative menu in Settings and give appropriate error message if user has no access
    - In Shared Menus Catalogue, replace "&&" in menu names with single "&"
    - Change QAP feature label "Add shared favorites menu from catalogue"
    - In the Add Favorite dialog box, add info about Live Folder Options in Folder tip
     
    Version: 8.2.1 (2017-05-19)
    - 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

    Download this latest release on home page.

  • Jörg Giencke

    QAP is back to tiny icons on HDPI devices.

    • Hi Jörg,

      There has been no change on QAP side regarding these icons since many versions. Do you remember what resolved this issue when you first had it?

      • Jörg Giencke

        What I remeber is that you fixed the problem some months ago and that it showed up again with an updade some weeks ago.

      • No. I remember the exchange we had: http://www.quickaccesspopup.com/support-archives/#comment-12997

        Following your post, I did some research and, as reported, found nothing specific to this issue. Nothing was changed in QAP regarding this issue and I never knew that, at some point, it was solved on your side.

        • Jörg Giencke

          Jean,

          thanks to a tip from brianapps (the deloper of Sizer, the only other tool you'll ever need besides QAPopup ;-)) I found the solution: Right click the executable, select 'Properties', then 'Comptability', check 'Override high DPI scaling behavior' and select 'System' from the Dropdown.

          After that everything displays just fine on Surface / HiDPI devices.

          • Jörg Giencke

            I forgot: the latter goes for Windows 10 Creator's Update.

            • Jörg Giencke

              Jean,

              the setting also affects icon sizes in QAPopup itself. The wrong scaling there can be easily overlooked because it can get compensated by setting a larger icon size in settings. Maybe you should add that information to the FAQ page.

            • Just to be sure, Jörg:

              > the setting also affects icon sizes in QAPopup itself.

              You mean that the "Compatibility" setting is also affecting the icons in the menu itself?

            • Jörg Giencke

              Yes, small icons (16 x 16 px) are tiny without the comptability setting. So I had set icon size to 32 px to make them appear like 16 px (which, of course, doesn't change anything about the size icons are displayed in Settings).

              This also means that scaling affects all icons in your application. So if you would detect Windows' current scaling you could compensate for it application-wide.

            • FAP page updated.

              > So if you would detect Windows' current scaling you could compensate for it application-wide.

              Will need to search on how to detect this scaling using AHK. Nothing found on AHK forum about this. This would be a start on MSDN:
              https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/dd464659(v=vs.85).aspx

            • Jörg Giencke

              I just had a glance at the AHK documentation and almost immediately found DllCall. That means you can call any function in any (system) DLL and fetch results. So getting the current scaling should be quite easy.

            • Jörg Giencke

              From stackoverflow:

              [DllImport("gdi32.dll")]
              static extern int GetDeviceCaps(IntPtr hdc, int nIndex);
              public enum DeviceCap
              {
              VERTRES = 10,
              DESKTOPVERTRES = 117,

              // http://pinvoke.net/default.aspx/gdi32/GetDeviceCaps.html
              }

              private float getScalingFactor()
              {
              Graphics g = Graphics.FromHwnd(IntPtr.Zero);
              IntPtr desktop = g.GetHdc();
              int LogicalScreenHeight = GetDeviceCaps(desktop, (int)DeviceCap.VERTRES);
              int PhysicalScreenHeight = GetDeviceCaps(desktop, (int)DeviceCap.DESKTOPVERTRES);

              float ScreenScalingFactor = (float)PhysicalScreenHeight / (float)LogicalScreenHeight;

              return ScreenScalingFactor; // 1.25 = 125%
              }

            • > I just had a glance at the AHK documentation and almost immediately found DllCall.

              Do you suggest I did not do my homework? 🙂

              I know DllCall for years and QAP calls it at least 20 times. But you have to know what function to call with what parameters. Also, preparing and retrieving these parameters is not easy and is a the edge of my technical knowledge. This is why I'm looking for support from other AHK developers.

              Anyway, your second message is more productive. I'll post it on the AHK forums to see if someone can help me put all this together in AHK.

  • v8.2.3 fixes bugs in Settings window, one of these being a blocking issue. More info below.

    BETA TESTERS: These fixes are included in the beta version currently being tested.

    By the way, if you use Shared menus, you are invited to join this beta test. Also, if you are interested in a brand new "Search" feature allowing to filter the favorites list based on a search string, join the beta test. This will be added to the beta release v8.2.9.n shortly.

    To join the beta test, please read the beta page intro (http://www.quickaccesspopup.com/welcome-to-quick-access-popup-beta-test/) and download the latest beta release from the link in (one of) the last comment. Simply install the beta version and QAP will automatically inform you of new beta releases.

    Version: 8.2.3 (2017-06-24)
    - fix bug blocking removal of multiple favorites when user answers no when asked to confirm removal of a submenu
    - fix label display bug under Remove button preventing showing the number of selected favorites

    Download this latest release on home page.

  • nick damo

    Is it possible for QAP to memorise the size and position of the window that is dropped onto it (when adding a window to a menu/group)?

    • nick damo

      (I pressed Send too soon in my previous message)
      Thank you for a great utility. Keep up the good work!

    • Hi Nick,

      This is possible for favorites of type "Folder". In the add favorite dialog box, tab "Window option", uncheck "Use default position" and set the position manualy. If you used the "Add this folder" QAP feature to add the folder, when you will uncheck the "Use default position" option, you will see that QAP automatically remembered the window.

      Unfortunately, this is not available for applications or documents favorites because most apps cannot be reliably re-positioned by an external app. They manage their own position (often based on the last position).
      Thanks for your good words 🙂

      • nick damo

        Thanks Jean for the quick response.

        I am dragging-n-dropping a window onto QAP and I was hoping QAP would extract its x,y and width, height values automatically.
        I know, I am being lazy 🙂
        Thanks again!

  • Hello, I hope this message finds you well.

    I'm using QAP 8.2.3 in Windows 10. I updated the software some days ago and I have the following issue since then:

    - In any folder, when I'm selecting several file using Ctrl+left click combination, a pop up appears with the message "71 hotkeys have been received in the last XXXXms. Do you want to continue? (see #MaxHotkeysPerInterval in the help file)"

    - If I chоose "Yes", QAP continues working but the pop up will appear again at any time if I select files using Ctrl+left click combination.

    - If I choose "No" QAP closes itself and I have to restart it. After it starts, the pop up will appear if I select the files using the Ctrl+left clik combination.

    I appreciate your help with this issue.

    I have attached a capture of the pop up message.

    Regards,
    Ernesto.

    • Hi Ernersto,

      Thanks for reporting this issue, and for the screen capture. This has been reported once a few months ago. But I'm still unable to reproduce it on my system.

      This may be related to QAP context menus for Windows Explorer. Could you disable context menus (Options, first tab) and let me know if this stops this message?

      If other users get this message, please let me know.

      Thanks,

      Jean

  • Hello Jean, thanks for your reply.

    As you suggested, I disabled the context menu but the message continues appearing.

    Let me know about any other configuration to try it.

    Regards,
    Ernesto.

  • Hello Jean,

    I sent you all the ini files I found.

    Let me know if the email doesn't reach you.

    Regards,
    Ernesto.

    • Hi Ernesto,

      I reviewed your ini files and can't find any obvious reason why this "MaxHotkeysPerInterval" issue would occur on your system on not mine or other users'.

      The only major difference regarding hotkeys in your ini file is that you selected "None" as hotkey for the QAP menu ("NavigateOrLaunchHotkeyMouse=None"). By default, this is "MButton" for middle mouse button. But I can't see why this would result in a loop sending hotkeys up to the 70 limit. Anyway, I will use the same selection on my system for some time and see...

      Again, if anybody else encounter this issue, let me know and, please, send me the [Global] section of the QuickAccessPopup.ini file.

      Case *not* closed...

      Jean

      • Hello Jean,

        I selected back the default hotkey for the menu you mentioned and tried other hotkeys, but the message continues appearing. I don't know, I think it may be a conflict with some other software I have installed in my machine. Anyway I keep using it.

        Thank you very much for you support.

        Best regards,
        Ernesto.

        • Thanks to you Ernesto for the follow-up. I'll keep this open hoping someone else can bring new info about this issue.

  • pleiades

    Hi Jean,

    I found a bug. If you have a Live Folder with a symlink folder inside, the symlink folder will show twice on the Live Folder. I tested this with 2 symlinks folders and only the last symlink folder is shown twice.

    • Hi Pleiades,

      Thanks for reporting this. I know what it is but have no experience with symbolic links. Was your symlink created with mklink or a standard Windows shortcut? Screen captures would help maybe (at ahk@jeanlalonde.ca).

      Jean

  • pleiades

    Hi Jean,

    I'm using a program to create symlink call FileMenuTools, I think it uses the mklink. this is not a windows shortcut.

    Send you a picture to show you

    • I received the screen capture. And thanks for the info. This is noted on my to-do list.

      Jean

    • Hi pleiades,

      I was not able to reproduce the issue you describe about SymLinks and Live Folders . I created the SymLinks (both soft and hard) using the DOS command MkLink (as shown here: https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/16226/complete-guide-to-symbolic-links-symlinks-on-windows-or-linux/)

      There must be another reason why the SymLink entry is duplicted in the Live Folder. Maybe it is related to the tool you use. CViould you try creating SymLinks with MkLink?

      • pleiades

        I tested it again Jean, and I think I found out the problem is not just for symlink but for any folder in the Live Folder

        The problem is the Live Folder shows the last folder in the list twice, it does not matter if the folder is a symlink or a folder

        I tested it by starting with an empty folder

        d:\testfolder

        Added a symlink folder inside the d:\testfolder

        d:\testfolder\symlinkedfolder

        Result is it shows twice in Live Folders

        Added another folder inside d:\testfolder

        d:\testfolder\symlinkedfolder
        d:\testfolder\zfolder

        Result is it shows the zfolder twice

        It shows the last folder, symlink or not, twice.

        • pleiades

          forgot to add, i'm using v 8.2.3

        • Hi pleiades,

          I tried to reproduce this issue following the steps you described but, for me, it works. See:
          https://i.imgur.com/YR0TgI2.png

          I know there are other issues with Live Folders. I have an intermittent bug, probably a loop leading to hit the maximum limit of 500 items in live folders. But this would not be related to the issue you describe. There must me another reason.

          Anybody else having this issue?

          Thanks pleiades.

          • pleiades

            Hi Jean, I tested again with a new version 8.4 and the old version that I have 8.2 and I found out that the problem was with using the "Display Numeric Menu Shortcuts"

            Its in the Options -> Menu -> Display Numeric Menu Shortcuts

            If I disable this, everything is fine, if you enable it then it will show the last entry twice.

            • Good catch! That's it. The last folder id duplicate. It should be easy to fix. Thanks pleiades.

          • Helge

            Hi Jean,

            I also sometimes see the issue with breaking the 500 items limit though the actual number of files and folders is far below this limit. I wasn't sure if it had already been reported. Is it somewhere in the bug list on the website?

            Thanks,
            Helge

            • Hi Helge,

              It is on my personal bug list. This one is not easy. It happen randomly, never at first menu build. Only when re-building the menu.There must be a variable not correctly initialized somewhere... I'll look into int as I work on the other (easier) bug.

              Thanks.

            • Helge

              Thank you Jean. I'm glad you're already aware of it.

    • These two bugs with Live Folders are now fixed with v8.4.1. Thanks pleiades for catching the duplicates bug (hard to catch but easy to fix) and to Helge confirming the Max 500 issue. This one was harder because intermittent. But, in the end, the fix only required to move a code of line. Sometimes...

      • pleiades

        Thank you Jean for the very quick fix! Will update to the latest version.

      • Helge

        Thank you very much Jean! I'm looking forward to try out this new version as Live Folders is a great feature

  • I'm very happy to release this new QAP version that, thanks to a new search tool inside your favorites list, will greatly improve your efficiency while managing your QAP menu.

    This release also includes a complete rewrite of Shared menus file locking (reservation to avoid conflicting changes by simultaneous users). Users of Shared menu are strongly encouraged to upgrade to this new release (this has no impact on your existing Shared menu files).

    Users of Windows Explorer Context menus and Windows shortcuts will appreciate a new context menu entry that automatically imports a shortcut including its settings: working directory, icon, etc.

    All this, plus a few minor additions and bug fixes. Have fun!

    Version: 8.3 (2017-07-20)
      
    Search
    - add search text box to filter favorites in all submenus in Settings window
    - add an X button to empty the filter text box and restore the full favorites list
    - filtering is done based on the existence of the search string in the favorites name (only) in all menus and submenus
    - filtering is case insensitive
    - filtered favorites are displayed in the order they were found, starting from top main menu
    - in filtered favorites list, the Edit button, Enter key or double-click open the edit favorite dialog box with the selected favorite
    - double-clicking a menu favorite in filtered favorites list opens this menu unfiltered
    - after edition of a favorite, the regular favorites list is restored in the location of the edited favorite
    - the Remove button or Delete key removes a favorite from the filtered list (with confirmation before deleting a menu and its submenus); after deletion, the filtered list remains active
    - in filtered list, only single selection is available, allowing edition or deletion of only one favorite at a time
    - left columns buttons to move favorites or insert separator buttons (and their associated hotkeys) are disabled in filtered list
    - in filtered list, the Add button (and its associated hotkey Ctrl-N) adds a new favorite at the top of the main menu
    - changing menu using the dropdown list, using back or top arrows and closing and re-opening the Settings window restore the regular unfiltered list
    - in Settings window, the new shortcut Ctrl-F moves the cursor to search box
      
    Shared menus
    - complete rewrite of Shared menus file locking (reservation to avoid conflicting changes by simultaneous users)
    - when opening the add/edit favorite dialog box, QAP checks if the favorites belongs to a Shared menu and displays a message if the menu is read-only, locked (reserved) by another user or if it was changed since QAP was launched
    - when saving a favorite (or when moving a favorite using arrows in Settings, or when adding a separator or a column break), QAP checks if the favorites belongs to a Shared menu and, if yes, checks if the shared menu was locked or modified since the dialog box was opened and, if yes, displays a message
    - after a favorite in a shared menu is saved in QAP "internal" memory, QAP locks (reserves) the shared menu file until the changes in shared menu are actualy saved to the settings file QuickAccessPopup.ini, preventing other users from editing this shared menu
    - QAP display "Read-only" in the Settings window's content column and prevent opening this menu in the Settings window if it is saved in a folder where the user has no write access and for shared menus of type "Centralized" where user does not have write-access for this menu
    - when creating a Shared menu of type "Centralized", QAP automatically adds the current username to the write-access list (preventing the user to be locked out of its own new menu)
    - in "Centralized" Shared menus write-access list, names can also be separated by semicolon (in addition to comma)
    - a shared menu cannot be added under another shared menu
    - QAP now supports Shared menu file locking when changes are done using the "Manage icons" window
    - in Settings window column labeled "Content", QAP now displays the Shared menu settings file location
      
    New Explorer Context menu for Windows shortcuts
    - add an Explorer context menu for Windows shortcuts file (.lnk files) labeled "Import Windows shortcut to Quick Access Popup menu" to import shortcut settings to QAP favorites
    - QAP imports the following settings from Windows shortcut: working directory (for application favorites), window state (for folder favorites) and icon settings (for any type of favorites)
    - note for user of portable version: the file ManageContextMenu.bat has been updated to include the new context menu "Import Windows shortcut to Quick Access Popup menu"
      
    Various
    - add Settings shortcut F1 to open the Help window
    - add Settings shortcut Ctrl-H to display the Favorites Shortcuts Help window
    - update the Favorites Shortcuts Help window
      
    Bug fixes
    - fix bug having various side effects after user made changes to Settings and cancelled these changes with the Cancel button
    - fix bug when opening a folder and active window is QAP Settings window

    Download this latest release on home page.

  • Ric

    Dear Jean,

    I'm using your program for quite a time now, and I love your work!

    Many greetings from Holland,

  • This is one of the BEST popup menus. And i have tested a lot! I am excited. I like to give money for it. This software deserves 5 stars by rating. Many Thanks for this good Software. A german User. Dietmar

  • Adrian

    Hello!
    How can I disable scroll click when I'm in browsers like Chrome, Opera, etc?

  • Doğan

    Hi, downloaded the latest version 8.3.

    I just found a bug with QAP after installing Windows 10 (I didn't have this issue in Windows 8).
    When I select a folder with Turkish characters, it converts to ASCII after clicking "Save & Reload" or "Save & Close".
    Example: "D:\Yazılar\" becomes "D:\Yazilar\"

    • Hi Dogan,

      I can reproduce this issue with Windows 10 (French Canadian version). Unfortunately, this seems to be caused by a bug in Windows 10. QAP is calling a Win 10 function to save its settings to a Windows Settings file (file with extension .ini). When it is saved by Windows, the i without dot is replaced by a regular i. This issue certainly occurs with other software. You may wish to do a search for this issue on Turkish forums to see if there is a solution to it. And let me know if you find something.

      Jean

      • Doğan

        Can you tell me which function that is? I can't find a solution if I don't know what the function is. If it's a Windows 10 bug, we can report to Microsoft.

        • Doing more research about the Windows command called by QAP to save the ini file, I would suspect that this file is saved with ANSI encoding that, in my understanding, would not support extended chars like this i without dot. But you said it was working under Windows 8. So this file would be encoded in Unicode (Unicode Big Endian, as would say Notepad). Are you familiar with file encoding (this is not an easy topic if you are new to it)? Can you check what is the encoding of the file QuickAccsessPopup.ini file?

          To answer your question, the AutoHotkey (language used to develop QAP) command writing the ini file is "IniWrite" (https://autohotkey.com/docs/commands/IniWrite.htm). It is calling the Windows command WritePrivateProfileString.

          Jean

          • Doğan

            I checked the file and QuickAccessPopup.ini in AppData is UTF-8 encoded.
            If I convert the file encoding to UTF-16 with Notepad++, it fails to read the file and shows default QAP menu (also ignores donor status).

            • Yes. I tried this too. Thanks for testing it. This confirms that this issue will require some more research and work.

              Normally, QAP+Windows would create a UTF-16 (Big endian) file when creating an ini file for a new QAP installation. But this is not what happened in my tests. QAP has little control on this. It is only calling a Windows function. And there is little knowledge shared about this on developers forums.

              But I'll keep it on my to-do list. Thanks again.

  • In this new release v8.4: good ideas from users making the "drag & drop" feature even more useful! And fixes for some bugs reported by users... Thank you, users! And thanks to translators for their language files updates.

    Version: 8.4 (2017-08-01)
    - add "Always on top" option to Settings window to ease drag and drop
    - update drag & drop help message
    - remember window location when drag & drop a folder favorite to Settings window
    - add a tab about Shared Menus in Help window
    - add tooltips over left column buttons in Settings window
    - fix bug when icon resource filename includes a coma
    - fix links in Options tabs and fix links to Shared menu FAQ page on website
    - Spanish, Brazilian-Portuguese, Italian and French language updates

    Download this latest release on home page.

  • Jörg Giencke

    Hi Jean,
    on notebooks one hardly ever finds a middle mouse button. So you have to compensate for that by using a keyboard shortcut to open QAP. I wonder if it would be possible to use the context menu key (the one between Alt Gr and Ctrl)?

    I can't remember that I ever used that key and I bet I'm not alone. That key would be perfect as a middle mouse replacement. It's code is E05D.

  • Release v8.4.1 fixes two small but annoying bugs with Live Folders. Thank you, pleiades and Helge for your help on these issues.

    Version: 8.4.1 (2017-08-05)
    - fix bug maximum of Live Folders items exceeded (500 items limit) by error
    - fix bug last Live folder item duplicated when numeric shortcuts are enabled
     
    Version: 8.4 (2017-08-01)
    - add "Always on top" option to Settings window to ease drag and drop
    - update drag & drop help message
    - remember window location when drag & drop a folder favorite to Settings window
    - add a tab about Shared Menus in Help window
    - add tooltips over left column buttons in Settings window
    - fix bug when icon resource filename includes a coma
    - fix links in Options tabs and fix links to Shared menu FAQ page on website
    - Spanish, Brazilian-Portuguese, Italian and French language updates

    Download this latest release on home page.

  • Rahel

    Hi,
    We are using Folders PopUp on a terminal server. Therefore, I have two questions: Can I install QAP also on a terminal server and is it possible to convert multiple ini-files at once? The ini-files are all stored the personal folder (user\AppData\Roaming\FoldersPopup).
    Thanks,
    Rahel

    • Hi Rahel,

      > Can I install QAP also on a terminal server

      I assume (but could not check it) that if it worked for FP, it should work for QAP. There are things to take care about hotkeys if FP/QAP is running both on the local PC and the distant PC but you probably figured it out.

      > is it possible to convert multiple ini-files at once

      No. Actualy, this can only be done when installing QAP on a PC where FP is already installed.

      Jean

  • Luke

    Menu does not close when clicking outside of QAP
    I know you are aware of this bug and I believe you called it an 'intermittent' bug, I found a way to reproduce it 100% of the time, so hopefully it can be fixed:

    Open notepad.exe
    Change the hotkey for showing QAP's main menu to a keyboard key or something besides right or left click (not sure it will reproduce the bug in these cases)
    Then, in notepad, right click to show notepad's context menu
    Then, press the QAP menu key, so both menus are shown
    Then, click somewhere in the notepad window, QAP's menu will be left hovering on top

    At first glance it appears that QAP requires window-focus to close on a left/right click. I suggest looking into the possibility of implementing a timer that closes QAP's menu whenever it is not the active window (because this means the user clicked outside of it).

    • Luke

      This would also solve the case where, QAP menu is shown, then a new window is created by windows or the user after a delay, stealing focus from QAP, and preventing it from closing or responding to keyboard arrow keys for navigation. If the timer detects another window has focus, and closes QAP, it should fix all instances of QAP remaining open when it shouldn't be

    • Luke

      If the QAP menu being shown freezes all AHK activity, you will need the timer in a separate AHK instance

      • Luke

        In the separate AHK instance timer, use #notrayicon and force it to close whenever QAP process does not exist
        the QAP main code can run timer.ahk (or timer.exe)

    • Hi Luke,

      Thanks for looking into it.

      >Then, press the QAP menu key, so both menus are shown

      As soon as I open the QAP menu using the keyboard hotkey, it closes the Notepad context menu, which is the normal behavior for a context menu, I think.

      > implementing a timer that closes QAP's menu whenever it is not the active window

      AFAIK, a Windows menu is not a window that can be managed with AHK commands like IfWinActive, WinActivate, WinClose, etc.

      This issue occurs only for some users and, even for those uses, not all the time. Fortunately, from the feedback I got, it seems to be an annoyance users can live with.

      Thanks again.

      Jean

  • A user reported by email that the context menu for .lnk files (Windows Shortcuts) labeled "Import Windows shortcut to Quick Access Popup menu" would prevent the user to open the shortcut target folder when the shortcut resides on an intranet drive. The issue does not occur for local .lnk files. If anyone experience a similar issue, please let me know here or by email (ahk@jeanlalonde.ca).

    • Doing some research on the registry key used to set the .lnk files context menu (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\lnkfile\shell\), I found that many viruses or malware use this key to do their bad things.

      In addition to the issue the user I mentioned had with its intranet shortcuts, I would guess that using this registry key could lead some anti-virus/anti-malware software to think that QAP is a malware. We already get enough false positive by some of these tools that I would be inclined to remove this feature. The value of it is not that important (it saves you a few seconds by allowing to import the parameters from a shortcut when you use it to create a favorite folder). So, unless someone has a better solution, I'll remove it in the next bug fix release.

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