About New Year and Quick Cliq beta testing

Hello friends! 🙂

Some time has passed since last version of Quick Cliq, and here we are, in the new 2011… We hope you got the best from the past, and wish you to follow the same way in future.

We wish you to save your time with Quick Cliq, because time is all we have.

The work on the new version continues, little by little we going to make it better. Why we doing this? Because we feel good about it. It’s cool when you like what you do, but any work have much more sense when other people like the result too 😉

But the bigger the program becomes, the more efforts it requires to stay alive. So it is just a bit hard to do all the testing on Quick Cliq for me and John only, and we won’t make all users beta testers retrospectively.

If you are using Quick Cliq every day (as we do) and want to help us make it better, you can join us as beta tester and start getting new versions faster than official release. It doesn’t mean that beta going to crash your system or format your hard drive…  It means that you can help us to cut some obvious (and not so) little bugs before release.

If you are willing to help us on this task, write us an e-mail or send note through the Quick Cliq feedback form.

Stay with us, stay Quick!

Quick Cliq updated to version!

Hi, Quick Cliq users!

The small bug-fix update was released recently, so don’t forget to update!

Here is a list of fixed bugs:

  • "Menu Preview" now update itself correctly on menu colors change
  • Fixed Tooltip error when opening the menu using the hotkey Control+Right Click
  • Hotkeys&Gestures state in tray menu now shows properly after Quick Cliq restrt
  • Fixed bug with Windows Hide hotkeys (it can now be empty)
  • Fixed bug with relative paths on Windows XP

And we have updated F.A.Q section on the help wiki, check it if you have questions about Quick Cliq.

Quick Cliq Updated to Version!

Hello, Quick Cliq users!

And finally here it is, a new Quick Cliq version! I know you were waiting it impatiently and so on… But it took a little bit to fix all those bugs we found with your help. Though there is still a lot we can fix and change, add and invent, so keep up sending us your suggestions and comments, we appreciate them a lot. Thank you for using Quick Cliq!

You can check the full changelog for details (it is quite big, oh yeah!), but here I will explain the most significant features added since the last version.

Folders Changing:

So, let’s start with fast folders changing. You can use this feature by opening Quick Cliq’s menu on top of the explorer window or open/save dialog and press Middle Mouse Button or CTRL+Right Click on any shortcut, just like this:

If the items shortcut is a folder, you will be moved there, if it is a file path, you will be moved to that file location:

Another example for Save dialog:

“System” shortcut type:

This is a new window that appears when you select “System” from the predefined shortcuts drop down list.

Here you can see the list of shortcuts (right side) according to the selected categories (left side). You can quickly choose a shortcut by double clicking it, or selecting a few of them and pressing the “Add Shortcuts” button. You can also check what a shortcut actually does by pressing the “Test Shortcut” button. But be careful with items like “Shutdown” or “Log Off”! 🙂

If you have a good suggestion about what else should be in that list – just send us a note, press “Send New” button.

RUNAS command:

Annoyed with that all-seeing-UAC, eh? No!? It may be useful to start some programs with admin rights, especially if some of the features of that application don’t work properly… Haven’t run across this bad story yet? Oh you will some day, I’m sure of it.

When this does happen, you can easily solve it – using RUNAS command. Just put this special word (it’s not case-sensitive, I just like caps) before any target path you wan’t to use, for example:

RUNAS “D:\SOFT\Utils\ProcessExplorer\procexp.exe”

If you have UAC enabled, it will ask your permission to run this app with full access rights (On XP it will ask you the Administrator password though). This simple method can help you get your programs working properly.

And just few tips about using this command:

  1. Remember to enclose your file path into the quotes. This is the best practice to do this always, but it is absolutly needed if the path contains any spaces, for example this will not work:
  2. RUNAS D:\SOFT\Some Folder\ProcessExplorer\procexp.exe

  3. You can use arguments:
  4. RUNAS “D:\SOFT\Utils\ProcessExplorer\procexp.exe” /t /s:1234

  5. You can use this command inside a Multi-Target shortcut:
  6. cmd {N} runas “D:\SOFT\Utils\ProcessExplorer\procexp.exe” {N} charmap

  7. This may not work with non executable files, like text files or word documents.

Drag & Drop for Shortcuts Tree:

It is now much easier to move your shortcuts from the deepest menu to the top, just use drag & drop! 🙂

Send us new Afo:

Do you like the “quote of the day” under the main window? I’m sure you do. If so, you have an option to send us your favorite aphorizm – right click on the afo-bar and choose “Send New” and it’s possible it will appear in next version of Quick Cliq.

Transparent Windows option:

Want to make some window a little less evident? OK, we have an option, just choose “Change Transpareny” item from the “Windows” menu and move slider down!

Thats all for now. If you have any questions or wonder how one or another feature works – leave a comment and we’ll explain it in the details.

Stay with us, stay Quick!

Changes list for the next update of Quick Cliq

Hello, Quick Cliq Users!

Glad to announce you that the new version of Quick Cliq will be released very soon.

And here is a little-big list of changes that will be implemented:


  • “Recent” feature now have an option to log Windows Recent items
  • Right-click menu added to the Aphorizm bar in main window allowing you to copy it to the clipboard or even send us a new Afo to add in the future updates of Quick Cliq!
  • A big list of new “System” shortcuts will come along. Easy-to-choose & easy-to-use.
  • “Suspend” menu can now be hidden
  • RUNAS command to run any programs under Admin rights or with UAC elevation
  • A few new stylish icons added/changed, take a look on here! And leave us a comment if you like/unlike them.
  • Small&handy “E-mail” button for Memos
  • Added option to save current On-Top-Memo’s color/font as default
  • Transparency changing option added to Win hide menu allowing you to make just any window a little more transparent than usually
  • Fast folder changing of Explorer/Open-Save dialogs using Quick Cliq’s shortcuts is now possible.
  • Added an “S” button to “Clip View” window which is allowing an edition of system clipboard
  • Two new buttons for clips editing: convert clip to list/enumeration


  • Some possible Windows 2000/2003 incompatibilites has been fixed
  • Quick Cliq will not even start anymore on OS under XP like 98/ME
  • Some fixes regarding making changes to Registry under non-Admin account. It should now work properly
  • Fixed an issue when Quick Cliq required an English language to be default
  • Some bugs related to proper emails formatting when using MS Outlook
  • Fixed TAB navigation in main gui, it now works only for Tree-Target-Run
  • Removing items from menu by Shift+Right Click deleted them instantly
  • Memos bug fixed which add an extra line to memo on each save
  • Empty memo saving is now possible !
  • Pre/Postfixes option deleted at all
  • Some minor fixes…

Thank you for using Quick Cliq!

And stay Quick with us! 🙂

Quick Cliq Updated to Version

Pavel and I have pushed out the latest version of Quick Cliq. Once again quite a few new features. He is the run down:

  • Encryption option added to individual Memos
  • Added an option to show/hide notification when temporarily suspending mouse gestures
  • Add a “Quick Help” menu item that will display all currently used hotkeys, mouse gestures and enabled extra menus like the Clips menu.
  • Fixed a bug where the View Clips window would stay on top of the save dialog and notepad when either saving the clip or viewing it in notepad.
  • Fixed a bug where showing a window while being previewed would hide itself then fade back it. Now it will just show.
  • Added a fix to the Recent menu to keep non folder windows from showing up in the list (like the Run Dialog)
  • Added the possibility to use the “&” character in shortcut names to allow easier navigation of the Main Menu with the keyboard
  • Fixed a bug where shortcuts with the same name could be created via a drag and drop operation
  • You can now drag and drop files/folders directly on the shortcut path to create a multi-target shortcut
  • And of course a few minor internal bugs were fixed

Once again, thanks to all our users for their great suggestions and donations!

Get Quick Cliq here.

-Pavel & John-Paul

Quick Cliq Updated To Version

Pavel and I pushed out version tonight. Besides the general bug fixes we have added quite a few new features to the app. Here is the run down:

  • Added a quick preview for memos and clips while holding control and hovering the item in the menu
  • Added Multi-Target support. Now you can run more than one target for one shortcut. Hold the control key while choosing a shortcut type or simply separate targets with “{N}”
  • Added transparency support for the menu!
  • Added a new shortcut type, “Special Folder” that will open Windows special folders like My Computer, Control Panel, or Network Connections
  • Added a new menu called Recent that logs recently closed folders even if they were opened outside of Quick Cliq!
  • Added the ability to temporarily suspend mouse gestures for 5 to 999 seconds. Hold the control key while clicking the suspend gestures menu item. Set the amount of time in the settings. Default is 10 seconds. (Thanks to SoggyDog for the suggestion!)
  • Added an “On Top” button to the clip viewer to make the window stay on top of others
  • Added built in forms for sending us comments/suggestions or to submit bugs. No longer will you have to open a browser to send us a message! Find the forms in the Help menu in the main window
  • Added quick links to the Apathy Softworks facebook and twitter pages as well as our blog and the donate page ( Nudge nudge. Snap snap. Grin grin, wink wink, say no more?)
  • Added a warning when closing Quick Cliq while there are hidden windows

Overall it was a HUGE update, so check out the new features and let us know what you think!

-On a side note we will be posting AutoHotKey and Python tutorials as well as tips and tricks for Quick Cliq so point your clicker to the right ==> and subscribe to our RSS feed!

Thanks for all the user submitted feature requests, keep it up!

-Pavel & John-Paul

Chages list for coming Quick Cliq update

Hello, Quick Cliq users!

Here is a list of changes that will be implemented in soon-coming Quick Cliq update:

  • Preview for Memos/Clips – you can see a first few strings of specific item by holding CTRL while moving mouse over it
  • Multi-Target support for each shortcut – Quick Cliq becomes even quicker, now you can run a bunch of stuff in short time with just one click
  • Transparency setting for menu
  • Recent items menu – it helps you get back window/program closed by mistake
  • New “Special Folder” type, which allow easy creating shortcuts for some common Windows functions like Control Panel
  • Some Quick Links added to Help menu
  • And probably little more.. 🙂

Stay with us, stay Quick!

Quick Cliq Updated to ver

We pushed an update out tonight to fix various issues brought to light by users. We also added new mouse gesture buttons (Middle click, and the back and forward mouse buttons found on some mice)

Thanks to everyone who submitted bugs and sat patiently while we did our best to fix the issues.

Now that we have the bugs worked out we will start adding some of the great new features that have been suggested. Can’t wait!

Here is a list of things we will begin working on:

  • Integrate favorite folders in Open/Save dialogs
  • New shortcut type to open special folders like My Computer, Control Panel, Network Places etc.
  • Preview on hover for Memos & Clips
  • Recently opened shortcuts history
  • Option to remove “-:Open folder:-” item in Folder Menus
  • Option to remove extensions in Folder Menus
  • A “Run Box” where you can search and launch files/folders in common directories and run Quick Cliq shortcuts

Please let us know if you have any comments or suggestions by commenting below or e-mailing us.

Quick Cliq Updated to ver

We pushed an update out to the server tonight to accommodate a user request and to add a new icon set for the extra menus and Add/Change menu item.

Be sure to update!

We also had a great review written for Quick Cliq by Samer at freewaregenius.com yesterday! Because of this review we have had a VERY strong influx of new QC users and we really appreciate that!

I would like to give a warm welcome all the new users to Quick Cliq! Please let us know if you have any suggestions or comments because as you can see above we actually listen to our users. We want to make your experience with QC the best it can be.

Please feel free to tell us about your experience by contacting us or simply commenting this post!

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Quick Cliq Updated to ver

I just pushed a very minor update to the server to fix a bug. Update when you can.

The update fixes an infrequent bug where a window would not activate properly when a memo is sent causing the memo to not be sent in full or not at all.

Remember you can always submit a bug  by clicking the “Submit a Bug” menu item in the Help menu inside the Add/Change window or by simply clicking here.