if not A_IsAdmin
Run *RunAs "%A_AhkPath%" "%A_ScriptFullPath%"
if not A_IsAdmin
Run *RunAs "%A_AhkPath%" "%A_ScriptFullPath%"
Quick Access Popup is launched automatically when you start Windows because a shortcut has been added to the Windows Startup folder when it was installed (see note below for users who choose portable install). This option can be changed in one of these ways.
When you install a the new version of QAP, the shortcut in your Startup folder is automatically updated to launch the new version, if automatic startup is enabled.
Note for users who choose portable install: In order to not interfere with the host systems where you could run QAP in portable mode, this option is not turned on by default. But you could choose to turn it on on your permanent installations.
By installing Quick Access Popup in “portable” mode, you use the app on a host PC without leaving any trace after usage. This will, for example, allow you to run Quick Access Popup from an external drive or USB key that can be connected to the host system and removed after usage. Follow these instructions.
|Note: You must not install Quick Access Popup in "portable" mode in a system-protected folders like those under C:\Program Files or C:\. This could prevent QAP from saving your configuration.|
1. Download the zip file under the Portable installation zip file.
2. Just extract the files from the zip file to the folder of your choice (but not in a system-protected folders like those under C:\Program Files or C:\).
3. Run the .EXE file from this folder (choose the 32-bit or 64-bit version depending on your system). Quick Access Popup will create and update the quickaccesspopup.ini file in this folder.
4. At your convenience, create a shortcut on your Desktop or select Run at Startup in the System Tray to launch Quick Access Popup automatically at startup.
If you are doing a portable "permanent" installation, you could also turn the check for updates option on to stay up-to-date! You may also wish to enable Explorer context menus (right-click in Explorer or Desktop). Read the page Explorer Context Menus Help.
If an anti-virus or protection software reports Quick Access Popup as a potential threat, this is not the case. Please read this post: How can I use QAP if an anti-virus is blocking its download or its execution?
Quick Access Popup is a Portable App
A portable application, sometimes also called standalone, is a program designed to run on a compatible computer without being installed in a way that modifies the computer's configuration information. This type of application can be stored on any storage device, including internal mass storage and external storage such as USB drives – storing its program files and any configuration information and data on the storage medium alone (source: Wikipedia).
Specifically, when installed using the Portable installation procedure, Quick Access Popup does not write any information in the Windows registry or in any system or temporary Windows folder. Running the .EXE file launches Quick Access Popup in its current directory. That's it!
The app creates a temporary folder named _QAP_temp_nnn) to store small images, language files and working files required at run time. The default location of the folder is in the Windows %TEMP% folder (e.g. C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Temp). This folder is deleted when the app quits. Starting with v8.7, you can set the default location for the temporary folder in Options, General tab.
The only permanent files created by Quick Access Popup are the QuickAccessPopup.ini file containing your favorite folders and options and, if you select the Run at Startup option, the QuickAccessPopup.lnk file in your Startup folder.
To completely remove Quick Access Popup from a PC, delete the folder where you are running the app (preserve the QuickAccessPopup.ini file if you plan to re-use it) and delete the file QuickAccessPopup.lnk from your C:\Users\[name]\AppData\Roaming\Microsof\tWindows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup folder. If you enabled Explorer context menu, remove them following the instruction in the Explorer Context Menus Help.
Using the setup tool
Using the portable installation
In the Settings dialog box, click the Options button to open the Options dialog box.
Yes, starting with QAP v8.7.1. But do you really want to launch QAP as an administrator? Keep in mind that User Account Control (UAC) is there to protect you against yourselves or against hackers. When running Quick Access Popup in Administrator mode, every application launched by QAP inherits administrative privileges. This can result in unexpected consequences when launching programs that may themselves be infected with malicious code. This could allow malicious programs to inherit administrative privileges and to damage, infect or take control of your computer.
To launch QAP with "elevated UAC privileges", click the checkbox Run as administrator in the Options window, first tab. After saving options with Run as administrator enabled, QAP will offer to reload itself in Admin mode. On the opposite, after saving with this option turned OFF, QAP could not relaunch itself as normal user because the reloaded instance of QAP would inherit admin privileges. Instead, QAP will offer to quit and you will have to relaunch it yourselves.
When launching QAP with administrator privileges, Windows asks for an administrator password if the current user has normal privileges. If user declines elevation (ie: do not enter the admin password), QAP is launched with normal privileges. If user enters the admin password, QAP displays a security alert to remind user about the risks described earlier. Also, the QAP icon in the Notification zone (tray icon) embeds the Windows UAC logo and the "[admin]" tag is added to the application name in Settings window and other dialog boxes when QAP is running as administrator (only if QAP is running as admin because of the "Run as administrator" option, ie: not if user launched QAP as administrator by other means).
Power user who need to run QAP in admin mode and want to skip the security alert can launch QAP with the command-line parameter /AdminSilent (you can use a Windows shortcut to add this parameter).
You can set the settings from command-line using the parameter "/Settings:", for example:
"C:\Program Files\Quick Access Popup\QuickAccessPopup.exe" "/Settings:C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Quick Access Popup\QuickAccessPopup-DEFAULT.ini"
(for easy-setup users, all this on the same line)
"C:\My Folder\QuickAccessPopup.exe" "/Settings:C:\My Folder\My Settings.ini"(for portable installation users)
Use separate double-quotes for application file and for parameter if the location includes one or more spaces.
If you create a file shortcut (.lnk file) for QAP, insert the command in the Target field. And do not forget to set the correct Start In folder, for example:
"C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Quick Access Popup"
The Settings file name can include environment variable (like %userprofile%) and supports relative paths based on the QAP working directory. See Can I use system environment variables in favorite paths? and Can I use relative paths in favorite settings?
Two reasons can explain this error message:
The easiest way to solve this issue is to restore your latest settings backup. You can do it by renaming your current QuickAccessPopup.ini to QuickAccessPopup-broken.ini and renaming your latest backup to QuickAccessPopup.ini.
"QuickAccessPopup"="C:\\Program Files\\Quick Access Popup\\QuickAccessPopup.exe"
Notes in my personal email:
Request from rainroom:
"To be able to start QAP with a specific parameter let’s call it ” -useQuickAccessPopup.ini “. This allows to create different menu’s depending on the needs. An easy switch between ini configurations is desired. example C:\portable files\QAP\QAP.EXE -useQuickAccessPopup.ini
It would even be more nice to be able to rename the ini. ex. QAPmenu1 , QAPmenuWork , QAPmenuHome ,…
But that with a portable installation a use can easely switch from one set of configuration menu’s to others.
I use heavey the executor program to open ALL I do on computers :-)) (http://www.executor.dk/)
Would like to have possibility to use QAP like this: shortcut in Executor starts QAP.exe -useQAPWork1.ini
If I want to switch I use another shortcut in Executor which will start QAP.exe -useQAPWork2.ini
Of course QAP must allow to switch in a correct way from a set of ini files…
Hope you can manage to do so. See http://www.dropitproject.com/ opensourceproject (where this is also implemented on users request."
From Loving Beast
How about creating sound events for not only people who are blind, but also like their computers to talk to them, per selection? I mean, a sound event option for when opening the QA menu, and then an option for when a menu item is opened or selected would be great! Although I really do enjoy it already, I think it would be a nice option for a future update to have. Keep up the good work...
Suggested by Sébastien on Folders Popup website:
I noticed that the FolderPopup.ini is only read one time (at startup time). If I manually edit the file, I have to close and restart FolderPopup to see my changes.
I would be really usefull to add a feature that verify is FolderPopup.ini has changed before showing the application. If the file has changed (check file size and modified date), then reload the configuration.
This will allow the user to edit FolderPopup.ini on the fly using a script (a logon script for example).
My reply: This is a good idea that would be implemented in QAP.