Quick Access Popup (a new and improved version of the old Folders Popup) is a well-designed tool which makes it easier to access your most frequently-used folders and applications.

Once the program is running, middle-clicking the mouse or pressing Win+W inside an Explorer window (which can include Open/ Save dialogs) opens a menu with various shortcuts.

Common folders like your user profile, Windows or Program Files are a click away. You can reopen recently-closed folders, browse your favourites, or maybe add the current folder or some important applications to the list for speedy reopening later.

This works at the command line, too. No need to manually type lengthy paths any more, and then realise you've forgotten to use quotes: just middle-click, select a folder and Quick Access Popup enters the necessary CD command for you.

There are plenty of configuration options. Remove some or all of the default folders, and new ones, tweak some or all of the hotkeys, it's up to you.

Quick Access Popup extends the package with FTP support, automatically logging in to FTP sites with Explorer, Directory Opus or Total Commander.

Smarter group and favourite support means you're now able to open multiple favorite folders with a single click.

A new Add/ Edit Favorites dialog provides a host of advanced settings, including the ability to display the folder with a given size and position.

Individual folders and even submenus may now be opened with a hotkey.

If you've been using Folders Popup, an Import option grabs your existing favorites to help you get started right away.

Version: 8.3 Search
- add search text box to filter favorites in all submenus in Settings window
- add an X button to empty the filter text box and restore the full favorites list
- filtering is done based on the existence of the search string in the favorites name (only) in all menus and submenus
- filtering is case insensitive
- filtered favorites are displayed in the order they were found, starting from top main menu
- in filtered favorites list, the Edit button, Enter key or double-click open the edit favorite dialog box with the selected favorite
- double-clicking a menu favorite in filtered favorites list opens this menu unfiltered
- after edition of a favorite, the regular favorites list is restored in the location of the edited favorite
- the Remove button or Delete key removes a favorite from the filtered list (with confirmation before deleting a menu and its submenus); after deletion, the filtered list remains active
- in filtered list, only single selection is available, allowing edition or deletion of only one favorite at a time
- left columns buttons to move favorites or insert separator buttons (and their associated hotkeys) are disabled in filtered list
- in filtered list, the Add button (and its associated hotkey Ctrl-N) adds a new favorite at the top of the main menu
- changing menu using the dropdown list, using back or top arrows and closing and re-opening the Settings window restore the regular unfiltered list
- in Settings window, the new shortcut Ctrl-F moves the cursor to search box

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A good-looking, easy-to-use folder and application launcher.