QuickCliq Config

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Description:

QuickCliq is one of those programs, like Greenshot, that is my first go-to that I use on a new computer. I usually just download Google drive where I have a series of portable programs that I can then call with this program.

To Resolve:

  1. Since it is portable, you launch by double clicking the .exe. First setup a keyboard shortcut. I use “Alt+Q”. Here is my setup:

  2. So it starts by a scheduled task that I have that runs on startup that is pointing to my Google drive that contains the following:

    start C:\google\progs\quick-cliq-v2.4\qc.exe
    start C:\google\progs\virtual-desktop-manager-v1.9\VirtualDesktopManager.exe
    start C:\google\google\progs\everything-v1.3\everything.exe
    start C:\google\google\progs\quick-text-paste-v1\quicktextpaste.exe
    cd "C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox"
    vdesk create:3
    ::noswitch:true doesnt work
    vdesk on:3 run:"C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\VirtualBox.exe" --comment "gw-vm" --startvm "vm-uuid-here"
    vdesk on:3 run:"C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\VirtualBox.exe" --comment "gw-vm" --startvm "vm-uuid-here"
    vdesk on:3 run:"C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\VirtualBox.exe" --comment "gw-vm" --startvm "vm-uuid-here"
    :: To get VM uuid, just open Virtual Box and "send shortcut to desktop" for your VM. Then right click and copy the path here.
    ::https://github.com/eksime/VDesk
    
  3. I use QuickCliq for two main things:

    • Application launcher for installed and portable programs on my Google Drive
    • Script launcher – I place various batch files in my google drive and then use QuickCliq to run them, works really well for “on demand” backups, one offs, AutoHotKey, starting processes as admin, and basically any other reason you would run a script 🙂
  4. Examples:

    • Launch Powershell as admin – ps.bat:
    @echo off
    powershell.exe start-process powershell -verb runas
    
    • Launch Powershell ISE as admin – ise.bat:
    @echo off
    powershell.exe start-process "powershell_ise" -verb runas
    
    • Start my backups:
    @echo off
    cd c:\windows\system32
    robocopy "C:\google" "V:\backup" /mir /r:1 /w:1
    robocopy "G:\vbox" "V:\backup" /mir /r:1 /w:1