SlickRun v4.4.9.3

billon on 29 Aug 2020
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Aug 2020
  • Suggested by tproli

SlickRun is a floating keyword utility that allows you to create command aliases, or "MagicWords" that launch applications or URLs. For example, "browse" can be set to open Firefox, "note" to open Notepad, and more. You can type an application's path or location as well.

The program includes its own notepad program opened by typing "jot", but major applications such as MS Office and Online Shopping resources can be added using add-on packs available on the website.

SlickRun supports auto-completion, relative paths and drive letter macro for improved portability.

Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. It creates a lone working registry entry that does not impact portability of settings at all.
Unicode support: Yes. for Jot, history, autocomplete, $W$, etc.
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract sr.exe and DefaultMagic.qrs to a folder of your choice
  2. Create an empty text file in the folder and name it slickrun.local
  3. Launch sr.exe
What's new? See:

32 comments on SlickRun  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

rbon 2020-04-08 15:31

Released new version for both 32 and 64 bit.


smaragdus 2017-02-17 11:12

Note that the x32 build (sr-setup.exe) is still at version while the x64 build (sr-setup64.exe) is at version


Ennovy 2016-08-10 09:41

Minor update to version
Although the changelog has not been updated, the download is


Checker 2015-10-08 05:11

@smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)


smaragdus 2015-10-08 00:33

The latest version of SlickRun is


Checker 2014-09-28 15:48

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)


smaragdus 2014-09-27 21:15

SlickRun released, now there are both x32 and x64 versions available as separate downloads.


Ruby 2011-07-10 03:39


Those runtime libraries haven't been needed in SlickRun for a long time; they are now embedded within the program.

You do make a valid point about Universal Extractor not working, this needs to be looked into.

For now you can use 7-Zip to extract.

There's only 3 files needed to run SlickRun portably:
1. sr.exe
2. DefaultMagic.qrs
3 SlickRun.local (Create and leave blank)


slavkos 2011-07-09 23:51

How to make SlickRun Portable based on Author's FAQ
Universal Extractor method described on the top of this page did not work for me (winXP SP3). So I did (hope will save time someone):

1. Install the Delphi runtime, see
2xclick delphi_runtime__bd-fullsetup.exe
extracts on c:\windows\system32 files:
rtl60.bpl,vcl60.bpl,and vclx60.bpl

2. Install slickrun beta - 2xclick on sr-setup-beta.exe. Put 6 installed files on the keychain (or HD dir named "slickrun")
(sr.exe, DefaultMagic.qrs, 3x .wav files, uninst.exe).

3. Copy 3 Delphi runtime .bpl files from Windows system folder on the "slickrun" dir.

4. Copy MagicWords eg: slickrun_export_magicw.qrs from where you exported them and Jot.Txt files from
C:\documents and settings\yourprofile\application data\slickRun
in the "slickrun" dir.

5. Place a new textfile slickrun.local in the"slickrun" dir

6. Deinstal installed slickrun and Run portable SlickRun from the "slickrun" dir


Ruby 2011-06-03 14:51


What is the purpose of your comment; you obviously didn't even download and run SlickRun.

1. It doesn't require any other files to run, it runs from a single executable.

2. IIRC last time I used Executor it too comes with some pre-made links (aliases).

3. When you create an alias (Magic word) in SlickRun, you do not need to type the exact word, you only need to start typing, e.g. if you have three magic words that begin with 'C'; calculator, ccleaner compressor, when you type 'cc' 'ccleaner' fills the box.

One thing that bothered me with Executor was, if I had many aliases/shortcuts beginning with the same letter, Executor would populate the list alphabetically where as SlickRun would show the last "Magic word" I used by typing a single letter.

So if I have calcute, capture, cathy, ccalc, ccleaner, chrome, etc... and I launch 'chrome' the next time I type 'c' in SlickRun it will show 'chrome'.


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