Quick Pop Menu


Do you get messy desktop with too many shortcut icons? With Quick Pop Menu, you can keep the desktop clean by putting them into one organized menu. This is a menu type application launcher. Press your favorite key combination and the menu pops up that lets you run programs quickly from anywhere on the desktop.





  • Windows XP or later




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(1.7 MiB)

Quick Pop Menu
(2.3 MiB)

Language Files

If you share a language file, it may be listed here. The contact information is in the readme file.

How to Install Language Files

Drop the Language Name.ini (for example English.ini) into the folder /settings/lang. Re-launch the program then go to the tray menu –>  Settings –> Language.

How to Create a Language File

Your language isn’t there? You can write it by yourself. Please refer to this page.


Included Files:

  • Czech by Radomír Chromecka for version 1.2.7.
  • Polish by automizzer for version 1.2.7
  • Vietnamese by Tập tin ngôn ngữ được dịch bởi for version 1.2.7
  • Dutch by Henk G. Zikken for version 1.2.7
  • French by Gilbert Gouret for version 1.2.7
  • Russian by Евгений Ширяев for version 1.2.7
  • Turkish by Erhan BURHAN for version 1.2.7
  • Serbian (Latin) by ZoNi for version 1.2.6
  • Italian by Alfonso Roselli for version 1.2.4
  • Serbian (Cyrillic) by Превео Ozzii for version 1.2.4
  • Spanish by Carmahgedom for version 1.2.2
  • Simplified Chinese by Wei Yu for version 1.1.8
  • Portuguese by Nelson Carvalho for version 1.1.5

Menu items that are not translated in the newer version of the program will be shown in English.  (* version 1.1.5 or newer)

Quick Pop Menu Language Pack
(19.3 KiB)


Change Log

Please refer to this page.




If you find a bug in the program, please report it from the bug report page. For a feature request or a question on how to operate the program, please comment below.

79 thoughts on “Quick Pop Menu

  1. Mannyb

    great little app that makes windows 10 even better. reminds me of linux and thats a +. I would like to know if there is a way to change the white space w/ black font inside the menu; to grey w/ white font. would be great for contrast against a lot of open windows.

    Loving the app and recommending it to others. If you use windows 10 try this

  2. Cody H

    Hello, this is exactly the program I’ve been looking for, I’ve just been running into one issue. When I place the shortcuts in the folder, they do not appear on the pop up menu. Is there any way you can help with this? I have a feeling it has to do with the fact I’m not putting them into a 64-bit folder, but looking through the programs folders I can’t find anything. I would very much appreciate your help, I don’t want to have to delete this awesome program!

  3. David

    Hi Michael,

    Great software, thank you. Up and running in 2mins.

    Is there any reason why all windows get minimized when you use the Windows hot key? Its kind of annoying and I`m not sure I see the point?


    1. David

      Michael, sorry for the last message. Realised that the issue is I`m using the Win key. I`ve assigned the Ctrl key instead and now its fine.

  4. EJ

    Great tool! What would even make it better is if it would display the icon that is associated with a folder.

    I have many shortcuts so I organise them by folder. However all folders have the same icon, making it more difficult to quickly see which one I need. It does not pick up the icon that can be defined in Windows though. That would make it even better!

  5. EamanGarnier7288

    Strange , your post shows up with a dark color to it, what shade is the primary color on your web site?

    1. Michael Uno Post author

      It uses a transparent png file. Perhaps it is not displayed properly in your web browser. I’ll take a look if the file can be replaced to a different format when I get time.

  6. Naren

    wow …a good utility that I always miss in my system..finally I found this at ur site..thanks for great work

  7. Muaad

    Great software man, i use it all the time..
    Gotta emphasis on the net book thing tho.
    little idea for you, may net book’s pad comes with a software that supports “spots” when clicked triggers a certain effect, do you think we can work something with that?

  8. Grateful

    Here’s a trick:

    How to make shortcuts appear at the bottom of your list, below folders.

    Shortcuts are by default arranged in alphabetical order. So are the folders, but they go at the bottom of the list. To make the shortcuts, e.g. Reboot and Shutdown appear at the bottom, you can do this:
    Say you have a *folder* named MyFolder in your shortcuts directory. Make a *shortcut* with the name MyFolder in the same directory. This shortcut can point anywhere, Quick Pop Menu won’t see it. But now the *folder* MyFolder acts like a shortcut.
    Now if you number your shortcuts (e.g. 1 MyFolder, 2 Some shortcut, 3 Another Folder etc.) you can arrange your list just as you like.

    1. Michael Uno Post author

      Wao, that’s an interesting discovery. Thanks for the tip. The shortcut file indeed is read as a folder. In my environment, the next shortcut icon becomes a folder icon and not the program’s, which is a problem. I may fix this icon problem but may leave this behavior since this is so interesting.

  9. Grateful

    The program has been unresponsive lately. I’ve had to click several times (or double click) to make it work (using middle button on win7 x64). I thought it was because I installed Locitech’s SetPoint. Today I tried to reinstall older versions and found out I had to go down to 1.19. to make it respond perfectly on single clicks. (1.20 seemed good, but was a little bit unresponsive).

    Thanks for adding the possibility to add file types!

    1. Michael Uno Post author

      Since v1.2.4 the program has been changed to set thread priorities internally. Actually it was meant to prevent such behavior but ironically it might be causing the problem. Could you try v1.2.3 and if it works fine for you? If v1.2.3 works fine, I may change back the program not to use thread priorities.

    2. Grateful

      !.2.3 is also unresponsive, maybe not as bad as the latest version. 1.1.9 is working perfect for me, so I’ll just use that one for now.

  10. Grateful

    This is a gem of a program. I’ve been using MenuApp and RunIt (not maintained) but QuickPop Menu is the new king. Easy to use and alive! Really appreciate it:)

    I wanted to have shortcuts to a few of my playlists, so I put some in a new folder in the shortcuts folder (.pls, .m3u, .m3u8), but they were not recognized. Seems like every file type must be registered in the program code? Would be a nice option, butit’s not a big deal.

    Well, I still love it and depend on it.
    Greetings from Norway.

    1. Michael Uno Post author

      Thanks for the response and the nice words. Currently the supported file types are .lnk and .url so those playlist files are not supported; however, you may put the link files targeting those files.

  11. Allan

    Great app! It would be nice if Quick Menu would recognize URL shortcuts that were placed in the shortcuts folder. I put several .url links in the folder and Quick Menu does not recognize them at all.

    1. Michael Uno Post author

      I totally forgot about .url files. Thanks Allan for the comment. I’ll see what I can do.

    2. Michael Uno Post author

      You’re welcome. :) If you find something that can improve the program, just let me know.

  12. Jorge (Vigo-Spain)

    Hi. good job. Is fantastic to me. But, a question …. how i can to emule the middle button if I use a netbook’s touchpad with only two buttons ??. I proved a lot of applications but it don’t work fine ;-(

    Can you help me ? . Bye !!!

    1. Michael Uno Post author

      I see. Maybe in next few releases, I’ll implement a feature that enables for users to define own hot keys so that you may assign it to Control + right click on your notebook to trigger the menu.

    2. Michael Uno Post author

      Get v1.1.5 or newer. I implemented the custom hot key functionality. Let me hear what you think. Enjoy.

  13. mono

    修飾キー+右クリック などでランチャー起動させられるような設定を追加することは可能でしょうか?

    1. Michael Uno Post author




    2. mono


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