Qsel

Qsel 2.14

Personalised menu to open your favourite programs quicker

If you're always using the same applications and always use your Start menu to execute them, then you can speed up your life with this application. View full description

PROS

  • Speeds up program access
  • Doesn't require installation or reconfigure registry

CONS

  • Doesn't offer any significant time savings over shortcuts

Very good
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If you're always using the same applications and always use your Start menu to execute them, then you can speed up your life with this application.

With Qsel you can configure your own menu on the desktop to open the programs you use most frequently. You just have to set up your own list of applications and whether you want them to appear minimized or maximized on your screen. You can configure them to remain in the system tray or choose to keep it always in the background. A bonus is that Qsel does not require installation as it can be run directly from the ZIP file. It also does not touch your registry - configuration data is stored in the Qsel directory (by default) or in a separate directory. The extra SetupWiz offers a Qsel data folder in the "Application Data" domain. For USB flash drives an extra Qsel starter can be placed in the root directory and the settings are kept in a discreet INI file.

There's very little more to this program but for those in a daily hurry to start programs, it's a really useful little tool.

Changes

  • Bugfix: window was not always accessible when "hidden at desktop edge"
  • Semi-transparency (context menu, see also help:tweaks)
  • Multi monitor: position is restored on secondary monitor after minimizing
  • (auto-hide at desktop edge should be off)
  • Qsel command parameter /close to close a Qsel instance (for scripted action)
  • Auto close/hide behaviour modified

Qsel is a launcher for programs, documents and web links with large or small Icons. It features easy configuration of launcher windows using drag&drop.

You can also create any number of categories with individual launcher window settings.
Switch categories through index window (click on title button), quick pop-up (right click) or special launcher Icons.