How do I add an application or script to my menu?

This page has been updated for Quick Access Popup v10.

QAP can launch applications (.EXE or .COM) files, scripts (like .BAT batch files, .VBS or .AHK scripts, etc.). To add a favorite application or script, as for documents and folders, you can click the Browse button in the Basic Settings tab to select the application file. But, if the target application is already running, it is much easier to select it in the drop down list of running applications.

When you choose the application, the Short name for menu is automatically filled if it is not already entered.

Still in the Basic Settings tab, you can click the checkbox If the application is already running, activate it instead of launching. This will avoid launching multiple instances of the same application.

Advanced Parameters

In the Advanced Settings tab, you can run the application "as Administrator" by clicking the checkbox Elevate application with administration privileges. When launching this favorite, you may be prompted with the elevation alert or asked for the administrator password.

Also in the Advanced Settings tab, in the Start in zone, you can set the default directory for the application.

In this example, the ExamDiff application will open its Select file dialog boxes in the Music Docs folder. Take note that, unfortunately, not all application comply with the Windows Start in setting when launched.

Also in the Advanced Settings tab, the Parameters text box allows to pass additional information to the launched application. In the following example, the application Windows Explorer is launched with the /e parameter that opens Windows Explorer in multipane view (the parameter /n opens Windows Explorer in single-pane view).

Please use the new QAP Support Forum to ask questions or post comments.