Quick Cliq 1.3.3 preview

Hello, friends!
We were working on new Quick Cliq GUI design since the last version, and here is the first screenshot how it will be looking:

The man, running something out from Quick Cliq

Important changes:

  • All item’s properties moved to separate float window, which appears when you right click on the item.
  • Each menu’s colors will be shown inside the list and any changes can be seen instantly
  • Buttons replaced with toolbar
  • Improved appearance of the list

There also will be various bug fixes & improvements we got from your feedback, and new copyto special command, which will help you perform a quick copy of selected files to the specified folders.

Thank you for using Quick Cliq!

Quick Cliq Updated to Version 1.3.07

Hey everyone! We updated Quick Cliq last night to version 1.3.07 which includes a brand new 64 bit version for those users running Windows 64.

Here is a rundown of everything that has changed:

  • Added a new memos encryption system
  • Added an option to just show icons with a tooltip in the main menu
  • Added an option to remove all windows theme styles from Quick Cliq windows
  • Added a few new thank you’s to the about box
  • Bug Fixes:
    • S-Menus now work properly again (Did anyone notice??)
    • Numberpad hotkeys are now available
    • Global gesture button not turning off when changed
    • Clips save/restore function fixed
    • Added an error message if QC could not write to the settings file because of permissions
    • Fixed the font change in memos
    • Fixed bug where changing a memo in the On-Top viewer would not save properly
    • Many small fixes and improvements!

 

I said before that we have now a 64 bit version for our 64 bit users. If you run a 64bit machine it is highly recommended that you use this version. If you wish to make the switch, head over to the Quick Cliq page and download this version. You can just replace your old Quick Cliq.exe with the new 64 bit version. Just make sure you have exited Quick Cliq first.

Aside from the new version we have some big news as well! Pavel and I have decided to make Quick Cliq open source. We are in the process of moving the source from github to source forge now but until then we have put up a download to the most current source in a zip file. So if you have been wanting to see how QC works go check it out! We do have to apologize as right now the source is not well documented but we will work on changing this. If you have any questions please let us know and we will be happy to answer them.

Stay Quick!

Quick Cliq updated to version 1.3.00!

Hey all
Good news here, we’ve been able to slowly finish the work on new Quick Cliq version 🙂
Here is the changes it brings to you:

  • A full Unicode support. For now it gives a possibility to name shortcuts with your own language, not english only. It also improves the way Clips and Memos work.
  • Few useful windows manipulation commands have been added:
    • win_tileh – Tile Windows Horizontally
      win_tilev – Tile Windows Vertically
      win_min – Minimize: All Windows
      win_unmin – Minimize: Undo
      win_togd – Toggle Desktop
      win_tasksw – Task Switcher (Vista+ only)
      win_casc – Cascade Windows

    And some of them also available through Windows menu. You can find them in System Shortcuts window under “Windows Commands” label

  • New menu for icons choosing added. It appears when you click on the icon inside main Quick Cliq window. You can define a set of custom icons by placing them in “\Data\user_icons” folder and easily access them through that menu later.
  • Two new appearance options added – one is to divide menu by columns and another is to show icons only without shortcuts labels. So now you can make your menu really compact & smart.
  • A few more changes have been added, which you can see in the changelog.

    Important!
    Make sure you are convert your encrypted memos back to the plain text before this update, since it temporarily removes “Encryption” option. It will be returned back in improved form later.
    Since unicode support added some of your shortcuts may become empty due to removed restrictions for names. You should recheck your targets and fix them if needed.

We have created a tool to fix old “menu_items.ini” (from QC version before 1.3.00) to the new format. Please use it after update.

Have fun with Quick Cliq and leave us some comments so we could know what you think 😉
Download the last version here

Hey There

Hello, friends
Here is a few lines about how we planning to develop Quick Cliq in future:

  • Unicode – the Quick Cliq going to become fully unicode-support application which means a more people around the world can do things faster with their native language. This will also fix a few bugs and remove restrictions on shortcut names, clips and memos text.
  • Improved icons support – we made an easy way to change or use your own icons for shortcuts
  • A few options added to change menu appearance – now you will be able to divide menu by columns or show icons without text
  • We know that Quick Cliq interface looking a bit rude and some people may not use it just because of that. We going to fix this
  • Different languages support
  • We are working on improving the Help section, which is, you know, looking quite old now
  • More videos about how to use Quick Cliq should appear soon

Stay Quick! 🙂

Tutorial – Pin an S-Menu to the task bar

Hey there all you Quick Cliq-ers! … Ok, sorry that won’t happen again.

Today I want to show you how you can make S-Menus from your custom Quick Cliq menus and pin them to the task bar in Windows 7 to create a one click menu of shortcuts without having to actually run Quick Cliq. We aren’t going to pin QC to the task bar, but instead only the S-Menu.
First thing is first, Go ahead and create an S-Menu (Open the “Add/Change” window and right click one your menus and choose “Create S-Menu“) from one of your menus and save it some place safe where you won’t accidentally delete it. Now go to that S-Menu file and copy it to the clipboard (we are going to use this later). Now you can drag it to the task bar. You could stop here, but you will have to right click the task bar button and select your S-Menu everytime you want to open that menu. We want to create a single click menu button instead so that it is faster.
Go ahead and right click the shiny new task bar button we created and then right click the Quick Cliq item and choose properties. Now under the Shortcut tab highlight the target field and clear it out. Now, remember we copied the S-Menu file to our clipboard? Show the Clips menu and choose System Clipboard >> To Plain Text. Now that your clipboard has been formatted to plain text let’s paste it in the target field. You should end up with the path to the S-Menu we created.
We can now choose a new icon or just keep that awesomely pretty Q icon. Make sure you click OK. Now go back to your task bar button and right click. You should see two items, The S-Menu you created and the Quick Cliq item we just modified the shortcut for. Let’s unpin the S-Menu item from the top.
Now click that button and watch your menu magically appear at your mouse cursor. You can even close Quick Cliq (although I don’t know why you would want to stop the awesomeness that is QC, but whatever) and the menu will still work. Woo!

— You can create more pinned menus to your task bar by first creating a text file (save it some place safe again) and renaming it as an .exe file like “Blank App.exe” and then dragging that to the task bar. Now right click the button and right click the dummy exe file and choose properties. Now change the target field to point to your S-Menu. If you do it this way though you will manually have to select an icon for the button, but that’s no biggie…. right?

Stay Quick!

– John-Paul

Quick Cliq 1.2.12 released!

Hello, dear Quick Cliq users!
A new version of Quick Cliq is released today with many important changes, and almost all of them came out from your suggestions and comments. Thank you all a lot!
Don’t forget to leave a word or two about what you think and feel while using Quick Cliq. It is very important for us!

Here is the last changelog. Feel free to comment it or ask any questions:

IMPORTANT! Changes to Folder Menu shortcut type:
Folder Menu now works as menu attached to corresponding shortcut
To use Folder Menu you need to add * symbol at the end of the shortcut’s name instead of target.
Any targets with * at the end will NOT work now!

New:
-New window for editing multi-targets
-Added option to adjust items height in menu
-It is now possible to use windows environmental variables
-Special commands description added (can be opened through “Set Target” -> Special menu)
-“W” special command added, which stops target execution for a time
-Added REP Special command for repeating the commands
-Email targets now possible to edit
-Few improvments to emails composing
-Clips View window improvments
-Added option to extract or run URLs from clips
-Added “Run Links” item to clips menu
-“Edit target” item added to the main window context menu

Fixes:
-16×16 icons should now be properly used from resources
-Improved a way to run shortcuts solving some rare problems
-Fixed issue when target field was erased if you cancel file/folder select dialog
-Changing Quick Cliq’s standard icons now works properly
-Fix for context menus on XP, they must work properly now
-Main window now have constant size (fix for small resolutions)
-Many improvments and fixes

Use Clips to create m3u play list files

Today I am going to show you how to use the Clips feature in Quick Cliq to create a custom .m3u play list file across multiple directories. It is easier than you think with the append and file save capabilities of the extra clipboards.

An .m3u play list file is nothing more than a text file with file names on each line. Yep that’s it. We are going to use Clip # 1 for this, but you can use any clip number you want. Let’s make sure that no data is on the clip. Show the clips menu and check to see if there is an icon next to clip one. If there is, then there is data on that clipboard and we need to get it off so select Clear in the Clip 1 menu.

Now that we have a clear and ready to use Clip lets start filling it with the music we want. Highlight our first file and copy it to Clip 1 by pressing Control + 1. Now for every other music file we want in the play list we will highlight it and press Control + Win key + 1 to append that file name to the clip.

When you are done adding your complete Devo collection go ahead and view Clip 1 and you will see all the files on separate lines (you may have to turn off Word Wrap or resize the window to see them on individual lines). Now click the To File button and rename the file with the .m3u extension.

Clips m3u creation

Clips m3u creation

And that is that!

Do you have a cool use for the Clips feature in Quick Cliq? Lets us know in the comments.

Quick Cliq updated to version 1.2.05!

Well, we rolled out another update last night to version 1.2.05.

There were a few issues that were fixed and some really cool new features that were added including the ability to have custom hot keys for menu items! We also created a feature that allows you to use keywords inside of Memos and Clips that will represent the date or time (You will find some syntax help in the memo edit window and the clips viewer). You can now save your clips when you exit Quick Cliq to have them loaded in the clip on the next start up and you can change the hot key modifiers for the clip’s copy, paste, and append functions.

Here is the full change log:

New: Custom Hotkeys feature added, allowing you to define hotkey for any shortcut/menu.
New: “CHK” special shortcut command added, which opens the list of all custom hotkeys you defined (you can also access this window through “Settings” menu in main window).
New: Added “Autosave” option for target field. Availble through “Settings” menu in main window
New: Added “Light-Style menu” option which removes all colors/icons from menu. Available on “Additional” tab in options
New: Any folder shortcut target with “^” symbol at the end now works as fast folder switch for active window. So now you can define hotkey for this type of shortcut.


Fix: GDI leak fixed
Fix: Few improvments to fast folder switching so it now works better
Fix: Fixed bug when right mouse button starts working as gesture button after main Quick Cliq window closing
Fix: Changed the way main window opening, so it’s now more obvious what Quick Cliq is doing when idle for a long time


Change: “Default colors” options moved to “Settings” menu
Clips New: Added option to define hotkey modifiers for copy, append, paste clip commands
Clips New: “Remove extra lines” edit option added
Clips New: Added option to save clips on Quick Cliq exit and restore them on start
Recent New: Added option to log recently used shortcuts
Recent Fix: Fixed huge amount of page faults when “Log closed folders” option enabled
Memos: On-Top-Memos now can be edited and saved
New: Date and Time syntax added for Clips and Memos

You can get the newest version by simply updating the app or if your new download it here.

Thanks for staying quick with us!