What are the QAP global options?

This page is for Quick Access Popup v10. For options of older versions, see this page.

To open the Options dialog box, in the Customize window, select Options and one of the 14 sections of the dialog box in the menu bar (or hit Ctrl + O).

In the General tab

In the Customize Window tab

  • Select if the QAP Customize window is open when QAP is launched.
  • Select where the QAP menu bar is displayed.
  • Remember the Customize window position (else, the window is centered).
  • On a multi-monitor system, select if the Customize window is displayed on the active monitor.
  • Automatically add favorites in Main menu at Top of menu or Bottom of menu when added with Add this Folder or Link, Add this Folder or Link Express and Add favorite from the Explorer context menus.

In the Menu Icons tab

  • Display or hide menu icons, and choose menu icons size.
  • Set the number of rows in the Manage Icons window (keep zero for the maximum). More info here if the window becomes too large.
  • Select if icons are retrieved when refreshing Frequent folders and Frequent files menus (disable this option if some folders or files in the Frequent menus are often offline).
  • Set replacement icons for the standard QAP icon.

In the Menu Appearance tab

  • Display hotkey reminders in menu in short or long format.
  • Select the option to use Display Numeric Menu Shortcuts to launch favorites with your keyboard.
  • Display the popup menu near the mouse pointer, in the active window or at a fix position.
  • Set the number of items in the Recent folders and Recent Files menus.
  • Set the number of items in the Repeat actions menu.
  • Add Close to menus created by QAP allowing to dismiss them if clicking elsewhere does not dismiss them.

In the Popup Menu tab

  • Display the popup menu near the mouse pointer, in the active window or at a fix position.
  • Display the Drives, Recent Folders and Recent Files menus attached or detached from the popup menu.
  • Enable or disable QAP Explorer Context menus.
  • Manage the exclusion list of applications where the QAP mouse menu trigger is blocked.
  • Use the Get window info button to identify the window to exclude.

In the Popup Hotkeys tab

In the Alternative Hotkeys tab

In the File Managers tab

  • Keep the default file manager Windows Explorer or enable support for Directory OpusTotal Commander or Universal file manager support. After you selected your preferred file manager, fill the additional options as shown below for Directory Opus.
  • When opening the QAP menu by clicking outside of the Preferred File Manager window (or when another window than this file manager is active), set if you QAP opens the folders in a new window (default) or in the current (or last used) Preferred File Manager window.

In the Snippet and Hotstrings tab

In the User Variables tab

In the Database tab

  • Enable or disable the database collecting info from the Recent Items Windows special folder to build the Frequent Folders, Frequent FilesRecent Folders and Recent Files menus and to accelerate the refresh of some dynamic menus.
  • Set the database refresh interval, the number of days considered in the Frequent menus, and maximum size of the database.
  • Flush the content of the database.
  • Show or not a frequency indicator for folders and files in menus and in the Customize window.

In the Menus Advanced Options tab

  • Open the menu when hitting the QAP menu trigger on the Windows taskbar.
  • Enable automatic refresh of the Shared menus and Live folders menus and set its refresh frequency.
  • Avoid having the Clipboard menu refreshed if its size exceeds a certain limit.
  • Set the maximum number of items in the Live Folders of your menu.

In the Launch Advanced Options tab

  • Run  Quick Access Popup as an administrator.
  • Refresh the Windows Apps list at each QAP startup (if disabled, you can refresh it on demand in the Add Favorite dialog box).
  • Set a replacement for the QAP icon in the Notification zone of the Windows task bar in the "file,index" format, for example C:\Folder\MyFile.exe,1).

In the Various Advanced Options tab

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