Qsel v2.30 Updated

Andrew Lee on 3 Jul 2022

Qsel is a flexible program launcher with categories and icons. It supports easy configuration of launcher items via drag-and-drop.

Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic compensation for dynamic drive letter in removable storage devices
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch Qsel.exe
  3. Optionally, right-click on the window and select "Keep Window opened?" to keep Qsel around after you launch an application
What's new? See: https://www.horstmuc.de/wnews.htm

18 comments on Qsel  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

aazard 2020-11-12 07:03

Note: 2020-11-12, still 100% functional, VERY nice option at its size

- v2.26 (x86) is infact 86kb, if reduced to exe, its needed ini/chw files & help/readmes combined to 1 txt file.

- only 2 programs that "still function 100% as of posting date" exist:

- VNChelper, at 80kb is SUPER NICE, its hard to pick between Qsel and VNChelper, they differ only in UI & 6kb file size... but I'm going Qsel for same function and 6kb SAVED.

- Then Popsel are smaller at 74kb, which is from same author and is funcationally the same with no "window" section, just a minimalist "fly-out" menu like Linux's "flux or black box" menus

(all reducing size with same readme method and UPX compressed via lmza)

All 3: Qsel, VNChelper and Popsil are FANTASTIC byte for byte


Napiophelios 2015-03-15 16:22

I have used this program for a long time and I really like it;
I have always used it to launch programs,
but recently I have been using it to launch shortcuts to folders
and 2 out of 3 times that I do it,it crashes explorer.

Has any one else had this happen?


Midas 2012-09-14 15:58

I'm having the same problem with another launcher, and horst explanation seems pretty accurate to me...


horst 2012-09-14 06:49

@Shadeclan: Maybe your virus scanner software makes a full scan of all exe files when the menu is displayed, although the files are just opened to pick the icon. (I had the same problem when I used "MS Essentials" for a while.)


Shadeclan 2012-09-12 19:05

Used QSel for a time and liked it. However, it had the same problem as my WinXP toolbars - took forever for the menu to come up. Lately, I've switched to TrayLauncher. It only has the hesitancy problem, occasionally, the first time it comes up - afterwards, works flawlessly.


joby_toss 2010-09-29 06:52

This website is not supposed to replace the home sites of all the apps here! The main purpose of this website is to provide information about the level of applications portability and how this can be accomplished. You did right by searching more info on this app's home page.
You are right though, there is always room for improvement and Mr. Andrew is constantly working on this. More screenshots for every application is a good idea but not currently implemented.
But saying that this is a matter of laziness?! This is simply not true and not fair. There are so many apps tested and updated on a daily bases! Believe it or not, this requires many hours!

ChemZ 2010-08-28 10:22

Very good program + easy to use.
Small size + small memory footprint.
Not a bad looking program too if config without the title bar.

sam 2010-08-14 07:05

I find this perfect: better than PStart, though both are excellent.

Gmacri 2009-04-15 08:19

I'm using Qsel a long time ago.
Is one of the best launchers.
I'm also using Pstart, another excelent program.
┬┐The best?...: is a hard question
Try and tell me...

Loner 2009-03-16 07:42

I have used this program before, but due to computer changes, I did not reinstall it. That was Windows98 and XP, but now that I have Vista, I've reinstalled it, and it is far better than I remember it. This program is very easy to use, and can be used on your main computer as well as a stick with two separate QSel menus. Also, you really can't beat the price of this handy program...FREE.

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