QAP 101: What should I know about Quick Access Popup before I start (and can’t stop) using it?

VIDEOS > Quick Access Popup – Quick Introduction ( 5 min.) > Quick Access Popup Installation Demo (11 min.) > First steps with Quick Access Popup (13 min.) When you run it, Quick Access Popup (QAP) adds an icon in the Notification Area and awaits your orders. When you want to open a frequently used folder, launch an application or work […]

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How do I display the Quick Access Popup menu?

QAP has two types of triggers to open two different menus. Each menu can be open with a mouse button and a keyboard hotkey. 1) Main QAP menu triggers: the default mouse trigger is the Middle Mouse Button and the default keyboard trigger is Windows+W. These triggers show the QAP popup menu over any window (except those excluded, more info about exclusion list). In the […]

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Can I embellish my popup menu with my preferred icons?

See this YouTube video! By default, Quick Access Popup select icons based various criteria. For documents, it shows the default icon for the document type (based on filename extension). For applications, it reads the default icon in the application executable file. For QAP features, it use a default image representing the feature’s action. Finally, for folders, it use the plain basic […]

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Can I create menu entry with a keyboard shortcut in its name? Why is the “&” hidden in my menu name?

First, the quick answer to the second question: To display an ampersand in a menu you have to type it twice, for example: “Sweet && Sour”. Why? The ampersand character in Windows menu is used to make the following character a keyboard accelerator (or shortcut). For example, in the screen capture from Notepad on the right, the Replace command can be […]

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How can I gather numerous favorites in a clutter-free popup menu?

If your QAP menu gets too long, divide and conquer! Group your favorites by types, subjects or projects in submenus. To add a submenu, in the Customize window, click the Add button and, in the Add Favorite Type dialog box, select the Submenu radio button. In the Basic Settings window, give your submenu a name. And, optionnaly, enable the Sort menu automatically and select the sort criteria. In the […]

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Can I block the QAP menu trigger (Middle Mouse Button) if it interfere with one of my other apps?

Yes. There may be some applications where the user does not want the QAP menu mouse trigger (by default, Middle Mouse Button) to interfere with the app’s normal behavior. QAP allows to block the QAP mouse menu based on the window title, window class or process name. But, before considering blocking hotkeys, you could first see if another hotkey would best fit your needs. […]

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What is the “close menu issue”?

What I call the “close menu issue” is an intermittent issue (probably caused by Windows) preventing users from closing the QAP popup menu by clicking outside of the menu or by hitting the Escape key as they would do normally. As a result, users have to click an item to close the menu. This is annoying when a user open […]

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