Downloads of v 1028.0:


Last Update:

11 Aug 2015

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • QuizoApps


productivity windows explorer extension


This is not the latest version of QTTabBar available.

1028.0 | Updated: 11 Aug 2015



Downloads of v 1028.0:



Software Author(s):

  • QuizoApps

QTTabBar 1028.0

This is not the latest version of QTTabBar available.

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


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


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


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade qttabbar -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade qttabbar -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure qttabbar installed
    name: qttabbar
    state: present
    version: 1028.0
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

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chocolatey_package 'qttabbar' do
  action    :install
  version  '1028.0'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: qttabbar,
    Version: 1028.0,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller qttabbar
   Name     = 'qttabbar'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '1028.0'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'qttabbar':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '1028.0',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install qttabbar version="1028.0" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was approved by moderator ferventcoder on 07 Oct 2015.


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



; 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}
$packageName = 'qttabbar'
$url = ''
$checksum = '32cbef25c856e911913719232579108ca8254608'
$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
$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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