Suggestion from Nick.
Define variable at a group or submenu level (or global) that can be used in favorites properties. For example, in a "XYZ" submenu: set myvar="xyz". Then, within the submenu, use the variable %myvar% in the "Location", "Start in", "Parameters" or window x, y, width and height fields.
Yes! You can move Groups and Shared menus as well.
- In the Settings window, select the Menu, Shared menu or Group to move and click Edit.
- In the Edit Favorite dialog box, go to the Menu Options tab.
- In the Submenu parent menu dropdown list, select the destination submenu and click OK.
- Back to the Settings window, Save your changes.
You can only move one Menu, Groups and Shared menus at a time. If the destination menu already contain an item with the moved menu name, you will be asked to rename the menu before moving it.
Quick Access Popup can manage seven types of favorites and offer two ways to group them. The types of favorites are:
- Folder: Add your most frequently used local or network directories to reach them in a snap in a Windows Explorer, a file dialog box or a custom file manager.
- Document: Insert your day-to-day documents in you menu and launch them in their native application from any window.
- Application: Add your favorite applications and get full control on their execution (with command line parameters and working directory).
- Special Folder: Add Windows system folders from a list of more than 50 special folders, for example: Libraries, Recent items, Recycle Bin, Startup folder, History, Favorites, Quick Launch, Downloads, Cookies, Temporary files, etc.
- Link (URL): Add your preferred web pages and open them in your default browser at any time or in a specific browser if specified in advanced settings.
- FTP Site: Open FTP sites in Explorer, Directory Opus or Total Commander, with login name and password inserted in site address (take note that the password is not encrypted, is saved in the settings file and sent on Internet in clear text - be cautious if your password protects sensitive data!).
- Snippet: Insert sequences of characters that can be typed in a flash when you need to insert them in any application (snippets help).
- Text Separator: Insert a text menu separator at the current menu position.
- QAP Feature: Insert Quick Access Popup features like Switch, Reopen a Folder, Drives, Add This Folder or Link, etc. in any submenu and assign them the shortcuts and icons of you choice.
In addition to these favorite types, the Add Favorite dialog box offer two special types that allow you to group your favorites:
- Submenu: Gather related favorites in a submenu; submenus can be nested at will and each of them can be assigned shortcuts or icons.
- Group: Launch a group of favorites of any type in one click or one shortcut.
- Shared Menu: Manage the content of a submenu in an external file that can be saved on a network drive or a shared folder (like Dropbox) and used on different PCs. Shared menu can be used in three flavors:
- Personal shared menu;
- Collaborative shared menu for team or workgroup;
- Centralized shared menu.
- See shared menus help.
Yes. Often favorites for a given project or task need to be launched together. Quick Access Popup let you gather different folders, documents or application that can be launched in one click, each favorite in the group having its own settings. Folder in the group can also have a predefined window position.
You can create and manage groups as you would do for submenus. Favorites can be moved in and out of groups and submenus. If a folder member of the group has its own window location properties (in the Window Options tab), the folder is restored at its location and size. A delay can be configured in group's advanced settings to pace the restoration of group windows.
In the QAP menu, group names are followed by the number of items in the group between double-square brackets (for example: Group name []) making groups easy to recognize in menus.
Folders in groups can be restored with Windows Explorer or your custom file manager Directory Opus or Total Commander. If you are using Directory Opus or Total Commander, you can set on what side (or pane) of the file manager each folder member of a group will be open. Each favorite on the same side are open in tabs from left to right in the order they appear in the group.
Suggestion received by email from Eric.
Suggestion from Horst
I would like to have a new tab named “Group members” in the add group menu.
This should allow to add group members while creating a new group.
If all group items would open on the same side, the option would be in the group settings. Easy.
If the side can be chosen item by item, it has to be specified in each group item. More work.
A group could contain URLs, Applications, Documents, Special folders and FTP sites.
Groups could also be edited (see: this item).