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Hi all,

I have too many items in QAP to remember in every case in which folder it's stored. The current search function helps, however has too many steps: 
  1. Call QAP
  2. Open Settings
  3. Search for an item
  4. Full-screen QAP
  5. Expand the column "Menu" to see the whole path where it's located
  6. Remember the path where it's located
  7. Close QAP
  8. Call QAP
  9. Branch to the entry
  10. Select it to open
Instead I suggest to streamline the search function to call an item directly:
  1. Call QAP
  2. Search for the item in a specific field (to be developed)
  3. Double-click on it to open
IMHO this would significantly increase UX of QAP. What do you think?

Best, Tilman
Yes. What do you mean by "Search for the item in a specific field (to be developed)" ? Could you give examples?

Thanks for the input,

Jean
Still waiting for more info from Tilman but I'll move this entry to the Wished items section right now.
(2019-02-21 08:48)jlalonde Wrote: [ -> ]Yes. What do you mean by "Search for the item in a specific field (to be developed)" ? Could you give examples?

Thanks for the input,

Jean

I guess that means having an "Search" field above the Favorites list.
If I enter something into this field the matching Favorites are displayed and can be started.

I think that would be a very good and helpful improvement.
Hi Jean,

I mean a search field once I opened QAP. Not in Settings where we have this field already. I mean when opening it to call an item. E.g. a search field at the very bottom below "Close this menu".

Best, Tilman
Oh... you meant inside the popup menu. I could not add a search field inside the menu itself. This is not feasible using the standard windows menus structure. And any click on a filter (or anything else) that would be outside the menu would close the menu. Let me see if I can think of something.

In the mean time, what I plan to do is add a Launch button inside the Search result in the Settings window. This would reduce the 4 last steps in the sequence you listed to one step.

Jean
(2019-02-27 09:37)jlalonde Wrote: [ -> ]Oh...  you meant inside the popup menu. I could not add a search field inside the menu itself. This is not feasible using the standard windows menus structure. And any click on a filter (or anything else) that would be outside the menu would close the menu. Let me see if I can think of something.

In the mean time, what I plan to do is add a Launch button inside the Search result in the Settings window.  This would reduce the 4 last steps in the sequence you listed to one step.

Jean

Why not adding a new QAP feature called Favorite Search
which does the same as the search in settings and of course allows to start the results.
This can be added as Favorite and of course started with an hotkey.
(2019-02-27 12:39)Horst Wrote: [ -> ]Why not adding a new QAP feature called Favorite Search
which does the same as the search in settings and of course allows to start the results.
This can be added as Favorite and of course started with an hotkey.

Yes. I was thinking of something like this. For tracking, I'll keep this item and add another one for the new QAP Feature.
https://forum.quickaccesspopup.com/showt...php?tid=90
Release v10.4 include changes that partly help achieve the original request. There are still good ideas in the thread for future improvements and I think they are covered by this recent wishlist item:  New QAP Feature "Favorite Search". So I'll move the current item to the Done items section even if some more work remains to be done.

In release v10.4, from the Customize window (aka Settings), you can now open a temporary popup menu with the current content of the favorites list. You can open this popup menu by clicking on the new View button (the Eye icon on the left side of the window). This way, you can search for items and easily get a popup menu that will allow to open/launch any of the items in the search result.