Quick Key Launch

Version 1.3 (Jan 2010)
Copyright © 2009-2010, Jianbin Sun
All rights reserved.


Quick Key Launch is a launch tool, freeware, with which you can launch any program or document from a command box, quickly, conveniently, with a few keystrokes, or one keystroke and one mouse click.

Drag any program or document from windows explorer or file manager to the "command box", and then set a command for this link, Save. For example, drag a word document "a.doc" to the command box, and set the command "a" to this document, Click Save button. Next time you open "a.doc", just type an "a" in the command box and press enter key. "a.doc" will be launched by the qkl.

Note: Quick Key Launch can run on windows only. (Windows 7 compatible)
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Package Content
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Package Content

The File Downloader package is provided as a compressed (zip) archive that holds a few files which are listed in the table below.

File Description
qklanch.exe Quick Key Launch program.
Readme.txt Readme file (about how to use this program)


Quick Key Launch is a greenware. Just run the qklaunch.exe file.



Open command box

  • Ctrl + F10 (can be set in the settings dialog). or
  • Right click the trayicon, select "Restore".

Hide command box

  • Press ESC key in the command box ( when it is not blank, press twice ). or
  • Double click the icon on the left of command box. or
  • Right click the trayicon, select "minimize".

Add a new command

  • Type command in the command box, press Enter. Fill the items in the setup dialog, Save. or
  • Drag the document or program from windows explorer or file manager to the command box.

Change command definition

  • Type command in the command box, then press Ctrl + Enter.or
  • Ctrl + Double click the command list in the command hint window. or
  • Edit "CmdDef.ini" in the folder where the "qklaunch.exe" was launched.

Remove command definition

  • Type command in the command box, then press Ctrl + Del

Clear command box

  • Press ESC

Change command box size

  • Press Ctrl and scroll the mouse wheel.

Popup recently launched command list

  • Right click the command box (list up to 8 commands)

Other settings

  • Right click the trayicon, select "settings". Click the checkbox to set "Start on system startup", "List recently launched command", "Startup minimized" and "Hide after command run". Press the hotkey directly in the edit box. Save.


Apr 2, 2010 - Version 1.3 (build 562)

  • fill startin path automatically when drag a file to the command box

Jan 15, 2010 - Version 1.3 (build 532)

  • popup recently launched command list by right click command box

Nov 27, 2009 - Version 1.2 (build 491)

  • delay before hide command box

Nov 12, 2009 - Version 1.2 (build 451)

  • highlight command list by mouse over
  • launch application or doc by click instead of double click

Nov 2, 2009 - Version 1.2 (build 433)

  • mouse wheel support for highlight command list

Oct 12, 2009 - Version 1.2 (build 401)

  • Bugfix

Sep 30, 2009 - Version 1.2 (build 399)

  • add a feature of quick launch command listed by a number key (1-9).

Sep 28, 2009 - Version 1.1 (build 393)

  • add an option of hide command box after command run

Aug 28, 2009 - Version 1.1 (build 392)

  • fixed several bugs.

Jul 15, 2009 - Version 1.1 (build 383)

  • hotkey can be set by user
  • start up on system start up
  • restore command box position
  • dock on taskbar
  • change commmand box size

Jun 8, 2009 - Version 1.0 (build 253)

  • support arguments of program
  • prompt when overwrite a command definition

May 8, 2009 - Version 1.0 (build 210)

  • initial release


command prompt 1 command prompt 2 command setup system settings

Latest Version

The latest version of Quick Key Launch can be downloaded from this address:



Computer magazine publishers are welcome to redistribute the application as-is on their complimentary or monthly CDs. Any other redistribution of the application with commercial products is strictly forbidden without my written permission. Please contact me for a license agreement (see Contact Details).

Contact Details

E-mail: qklaunch@yahoo.com jianbins@gmail.com

WWW: http://qkla.eu.org/ http://qkl.sourceforge.net/

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