Download Quick Access Popup

Easy one-step installation

Installing QAP Video Demo

  1. Download, execute this exe file and just follow the setup 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

Most users ONLY need to download and install the Easy Setup file (above). Users with specific requirements and some knowledge of manual software installation may instead download the Portable ZIP file.

About virus or malware false alerts

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 :-). Please, also read this post: How can I use QAP if an anti-virus is blocking its download or its execution?.

What’s new

Version: (2023-08-29)
- review and clarify the "Import Settings" and "Export Settings" dialog boxes user interface
- in "Import/Export" dialog box, replace the generic word "Settings" with the more specific words "Options" and "Favorites"
- split the "Export/Import Settings" menu in two distinct entries: "Export Options and Favorites" and "Import Options"
- add the menu bar entry "File, Import Favorites" (opening the "Add Multiple Favorites..." dialog box)
- add text at the bottom of the "Import Options" dialog box directing to import favorites with "File, Import Favorites"
- remove the "Import Favorites" button and the "Favorites" checkbox from the "Import Options" dialog box
- remember the last "Import Options" file selected in the previous import
- support placeholders in the import/export source/destination filename path: supported placeholders are {Now+calculation:format}, {Settings_...}, {Clipboard}, {Input:prompt}, {Menu:prompt}, {RandomText:...}, {RandomNumber:...} and {GUID}; see
Other bug fixes
- when using "Export Options and Favorites", fix bug preventing the export of the options section for Alternative menus modifiers
- when setting a favorite keyboard shortcut, fix bug preventing from using Shift+0, Shift+1 to Shift+9
Version: (2023-07-11)
- in the "Advanced Options" tab of "Edit Favorite" dialog box (for Application, Document and Link favorites), remove the 250 characters limit for the "Parameters" text box
- display this text box on one line if it is not longer than 60 characters and on two lines if it is longer (scrollable)
- when launching a favorite with parameters, check that the command does not exceed the Windows limit of 8191 characters
Version: (2023-07-05)
- fix bug adjusting the width of Quick Launch dialog box based on font setting introduced in previous release
- fix bug preventing the use of < and > as hotkeys (undo incomplete fix in previous release)
- add to "Multiple Add, CSV" a 12th column for "FavoriteDisabled" field with possible values: 0 (favorite enabled and visible, default value), 1 (favorite disabled and hidden) or -1 (favorite enabled but hidden in menu, shortcut/hotstring active).
- avoid error during menu refresh if the Clipboard is used by another application and not released within 1 second
Version: 11.6.2 (2023-06-01)
Customize the fonts of the "Customize" window
- under "Options, Customize window", customize the font size of:
  - the "Customize" window labels (from 6 to 12 points, default 8)
  - the favorites list (from 6 to 16 points, default 8)
  - and of the "Quick Launch" search (from 6 to 16 points, default 8)
- you will have to reload QAP after changing one of these options
Add Multiple Favorites
- support adding favorites from a CSV files (see the format description here:
- for sources with filters, support multiple strings filters (for example "abc xyz" to filter items with "abc AND xyz")
- support filter when adding from source "Folder"
Various improvements
- in Favorites Names, expand Environment variables, User variables and Placeholders
- fix bug preventing the use of < and > as hotkeys
- add this note to the "Select Shortcut" dialog box: If your keyboard layout has AltGr (or AltCar), select both Ctrl and Alt checkboxes to use this key as a modifier
- fix bug when icon resource in a desktop.ini file has no comma
- stop reopening a Group menu after selecting "Launch all items"

See the full version history in the change log.

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