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: 9.0.3

Optimize recent folders and recent files menu refresh when these menus are attached to the main menu (refresh time will be shorter when only one of the "Recent Folders" or "Recent Files" is used)
Close all windows now default with window lines unchecked
Hotstrings: restart QAP automatically when an hotstring's options are changed, display an alert for the first change (avoid intermittent glitches)
Hotstrings: remove unsupported options "Do not keep Ending key" and "Do not conform to typed case"

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