Quick Access Popup v8
Speed up your work with this multi-purpose launcher and folder switcher! Freeware for Windows.

QAP First Steps

Customize your menu

QAP Options

Video made with QAP v9.
Also see this Quick Presentation and other demos, what's new, in-depth, etc.

What's new in v10

Easy one-step installation

  1. Download, execute this exe file and just follow the instructions.
  2. Enjoy!

You can find help on installation here: What's the simplest way to install Quick Access Popup? You can also install and update Quick Access Popup automatically and silently using Chocolatey.

Installing QAP Video Demo

Portable installation

If you prefer to use Quick Access Popup in “portable” mode, download and unzip this file and follow these instructions: How can I install Quick Access Popup to make it fully portable?. This will, for example, allow you to run Quick Access Popup from an external drive or USB key. And don't forget to turn auto-startup on and enable check for updates to stay up-to-date!

If you get a virus or malware alert from your anti-virus or protection software about Quick Access Popup being a potential threat, this is not the case (you can trust me… or read this setup EXE file or portable ZIP file anti-virus report by VirusTotal.com :-). Please, also read this post: How can I use QAP if an anti-virus is blocking its download or its execution?.

This new version v10 has been thoroughly tested by our team of beta testers. But if, for any reason, you have issues with QAP v10, you can install the last v9 release here (v9.5.3). Settings files for v9 and v10 are forward/backward compatible.

What's new

Version: 10.2.2 (2019-11-11)
- add menu item "Open QAP Settings Backup Folder" to the "File" menu
- fix bug when opening folders from DOpus favorites submenus
- support UTF-8 characters in Sponsor Name
- reintroduce Simplified Chinese language (ZH-CN), thanks to ilaoyao
- Korean language update
Version: 10.2.1 (2019-11-04)
- fix bug in sponsor name code verification on system with some int'l Windows configuration (new sponsor codes will require this version v10.2.1 or more recent)
- sort Live folders menus, Clipboard menus and Edit Favorite treeviews using user's locale setting to sort correctly int'l characters (for example sorting e acute or E acute with "e")
- when a folder is launched from a menu open with QAPmessenger (new feature in v10.2), disable features for Explorer requiring to set window position that do not work in this situation
- fix bug hotstrings default options being lost after saving options
- fix bug to update file manager configuration after a new selection is saved in Options
- improve error handling if a folder is not found when saving options and add diagnostic code in case the Settings Folder value cannot be read from registry (Setup installation only)
- language updates for German, French, Italian, Portuguese and Korean; removed untranslated languages bits for other languages
Version: 10.2 (2019-10-27)
Add/Edit Favorite
- in "Basic Settings" tab, add the option "Hide this favorite" to hide a favorite from menu but keep its shortcut/hotstring active
- in "Menu Options" tab, add links to select icons from Window files Shell32.dll and ImageRes.dll
- two new placeholders that can be used in Snippets or favorites file paths
  - {Input:prompt} asking user an input when the favorite is launched 
  - {Now:format} with format based on AHK date-time formats
(see: https://www.quickaccesspopup.com/can-i-insert-values-in-favorites-location-or-parameters-using-placeholders/)
- when using QAPmessenger to open the QAP menu with parameters ShowMenuLaunch or ShowMenuNavigate, support a 2nd parameter (between double-quotes) to indicate what menu to show ("Main" menu by default)
(see https://www.quickaccesspopup.com/can-i-display-the-qap-menu-from-the-command-line-or-from-a-batch-file/)
- in "Popup Menu" tab, replace the simple mouse trigger exclusion list with an option to make this list a "blacklist" (as actual, default value) or a "whitelist" (block the mouse trigger in all applications windows except those in the list)
- in "Menu Appearance" tab, add distinct options for hotstrings reminders (do not display, display abbreviated or complete), and options to display shortcut and hotstrings reminders distinctly on the left side (between parenthesis after the name) or to align them to the right side of the menu
(see https://www.quickaccesspopup.com/what-are-the-essential-global-options-to-know/)
Bug fixes
- fix bug in "Add Active Folder or Web page" command making adding web pages more reliable
- fix bug when calling a submenu by its hotkey and when the menu name starts with "Main" (or its translation in other languages)
Version: 10.1.1 (2019-10-18)
- when loading the settings, add protection against invalid theme value
- get the default values for new Live Folders options (hide icons, hide extensions, show hidden files and show system files) from user's preferences in Windows registry
- revert the default value for the option "Start Numeric Menus Shortcuts at 1 instead of 0" to the default value in v9
- QAPmessenger update v1.4 ready: adapt language selection based on changes in settings files location in QAP v10

Also, about previous releases...
What's new in v10
What's new in v9.5 to v9.5.2
What's new in v9.3 and 9.4
What's new in v9.1 and 9.2
More info on new features and improvements in v9.
See the recording of our video webinars on Quick Access Popup v9 new features

See version history in the change log.

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0.

Beta testers

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Quick Access Popup is available in: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, and Korean.

  • Quick Access Popup was designed for all international versions of Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1 and Windows 10, both client and server versions, with Explorer windows, File Dialog Boxes (Open, Save, etc.*), Console Window (CMD command prompt) and many popular alternative file managers.
  • Users of Windows XP and Windows Vista are invited to use Folders Popup, previous version of Quick Access Popup, that is still supported for these OS.

* Quick Access Popup can change folders in software that use the standard Windows file dialog boxes (Open, Save As, etc.). This will work in most software. See how to activate this feature: Can I change folders in file dialog boxes (Open, Save As, etc.)?

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