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This package was approved by moderator ferventcoder on 10/7/2015.

QTTabBar is extension for Windows Explorer that brings tabbed browsing to Microsoft's file browser, along with a host of other great features.



To install QTTabBar, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install qttabbar --version 1026.0

To upgrade QTTabBar, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade qttabbar --version 1026.0


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ahk Show
    ; default environment
    DetectHiddenWindows, off
    SetControlDelay, 20
    ; modified environment
    DetectHiddenText, off
    SetTitleMatchMode, 2
    ; variables
    winTitleIE = - Internet Explorer ahk_class IEFrame ahk_exe iexplore.exe
    winTitleAddons = Manage Add-ons ahk_class #32770 ahk_exe iexplore.exe
    winTitleEnable = Enable add-on ahk_class #32770 ahk_exe iexplore.exe
    Process, Exist, iexplore.exe
    if !ErrorLevel = 0 {
      procExists = 1
    } else {
      procExists = 0
      Run, iexplore, , , pid
    ;  WinWait, ahk_pid %pid%, Address Bar, 60  ;too quick
    ;  WinActivate, ahk_pid %pid%, , 10
      WinWait, %winTitleIE%, , 60
      WinActivate, %winTitleIE%, , 60
      Sleep 1000
    Loop {
      Send {ALT Down}x{ALT Up}m
      IfWinExist, %winTitleAddons% 
      Sleep 150
    Send {TAB 2}QTTabBar{ALT Down}e{ALT Up}
    Sleep 1000
    IfWinActive, %winTitleEnable%
      Send {ENTER}
      Send {ALT Down}l{ALT Up}
      sleep 10000
    IfWinActive, %winTitleAddons% 
      Send {ALT Down}l{ALT Up}
      if procExists = 1 
        Send, ^w
        WinClose, ahk_exe iexplore.exe
    ; File Explorer
    Run, explorer
    WinWait, ahk_exe explorer.exe, , 60
    WinActivate, ahk_exe explorer.exe
    Sleep 500
    SetKeyDelay 50
    Send {ALT}
    Send {V}
    Send {Y}
    Send {DOWN 2}
    Send {SPACE}
    Send {ALT down}{F4}
  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'qttabbar'
    $url = ''
    $checksum = '46d0a283d36a94c79e91694029363a8a8ac0c167'
    $checksumType = 'sha1'
    $installerType = 'exe'
    $silentArgs = "/QI"
    $toolsDir = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    $installFile = Join-Path $toolsDir "$($packageName).exe"
    $ahkFile = Join-Path $toolsDir 'chocolateyInstall.ahk'
    $regKey = 'HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Quizo\QTTabBar'
    if (Test-Path $regKey) {
      $installed = 1
      Write-Debug "Existing install detected."
    Install-ChocolateyZipPackage -PackageName "$packageName" `
                                 -Url "$url" `
                                 -UnzipLocation "$toolsDir" `
                                 -Url64bit "" `
                                 -Checksum "$checksum" `
                                 -ChecksumType "$checksumType"
    Install-ChocolateyInstallPackage -PackageName "$packageName" `
                                     -FileType "$installerType" `
                                     -SilentArgs "$silentArgs" `
                                     -File "$installFile"
    # disable warning popup in IE
    New-Item -Path HKCU:\Software\Quizo -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
    New-Item -Path HKCU:\Software\Quizo\QTTabBar -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
    $regKey = 'HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Quizo\QTTabBar'
    $regProp = 'IEWarned'
    $regPropVal = '1'  #default=0; 1=suppress
    Set-ItemProperty $regKey -Name $regProp -Value $regPropVal -Type DWord -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
    if (! $installed -eq 1) {
      Write-Host "Attempting to automatically add QTTabBar to File Explorer, this may take a minute..."
      # temporarily quiet IE via registry
      $disableIePopups = @("DisableFirstRunCustomize","RunOnceHasShown","RunOnceComplete")
      $regIeLm = 'HKLM:\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main'
      $regIeCu = 'HKCU:\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main'
      foreach ($i in $disableIePopups) {
        $regIeLmBak = ,(Get-ItemProperty $regIeLm).$i
        Set-ItemProperty $regIeLm -Name $i -Value 1 -Type DWord
        $regIeCuBak = ,(Get-ItemProperty $regIeCu).$i
        Set-ItemProperty $regIeCu -Name $i -Value 1 -Type DWord
      Start-Process 'AutoHotKey' $ahkFile -Wait
      # restore registry for IE
      foreach ($i in $disableIePopups) {
        Set-ItemProperty $regIeLm -Name $i -Value $regIeLmBak[$x++] -Type DWord
        Set-ItemProperty $regIeLm -Name $i -Value $regIeLmBak[$y++] -Type DWord
    After launching a new File Explorer process, if QTTabBar toolbar is not present, please perform the following steps to enable:
    1. Enable plugin within INTERNET Explorer:
    `t   WinKey+R > iexplore > EnterKey > Alt+X > M > (Verify QTTabBar is set to ENABLE)
    2. Add toolbar within FILE Explorer:
    `t   WinKey+R > explorer > EnterKey > Alt > V > Y > (Choose QTTabBar to enable the toolbar)
    3. Configure QTTabBar by context `"right`" clicking  on the QTTabBar toolbar.
    Note:   >   represents the NEXT STEP, not an input
            +   represents HOLDING the first key down while pressing the second key, then releasing both
           ( )  represents INSTRUCTIONS, not an input
  • tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'qttabbar'
    $installerType = 'exe'
    $silentArgs = "/QU"
    $toolsDir = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    $uninstallFile = Join-Path $toolsDir "$($packageName).exe"
    $regKey = 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Quizo\QTTabBar'
    if (Test-Path $regKey) {
      Write-Debug "Existing install detected."
    if (Test-Path $uninstallFile) {
    Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage -PackageName "$packageName" `
                                -FileType "$installerType" `
                                -SilentArgs "$silentArgs" `
                                -File "$uninstallFile"
    # vista bug, if qttabbar remains after uninstall, remove key:
    #[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\ShellBrowser]

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • QuizoApps


© 2007 QuizoApps


Release Notes



  • Automatically built and uploaded by dtgm

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