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HP Quick Launch Buttons 6.30 E1

What is HP Quick Launch Buttons E1?

This program contains software that enables customers to program the Quick Launch Buttons on the keyboard and the external Easy Access Buttons Keyboard for the supported notebook models and operating systems. This application enables menu control of various buttons such as volume, internal/external display, and mute on/off.

About  (from Hewlett-Packard)

Some HP notebook PCs come with Quick Launch buttons. Quick Launch buttons enable you to quickly access the programs that you use most frequently. For example, if you frequently travel for your job to give presentations, you could program the Presentation button to always open a presentation that you frequently useā€”all ...  Read more


It is bundled and preinstalled with various Hewlett-Packard computers. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The main program executable is qlbctrl.exe. The software installer includes 40 files and is usually about 19.15 MB (20,083,403 bytes).

HP Quick Launch Buttons 6.30 E1 is pre-installed on the PC

Such software is installed by the manufacture when delivering the PC to the end user. Some pre-installed programs are considered bloatware as they are simply limited function trials, while others are required for proper PC operation.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.hp.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{34D2AB40-150D-475D-AE32-BD23FB5EE355}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0009 uninst
Estimated size: 19.15 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by HP Quick Launch Buttons 6.30 E1

Program executable:qlbctrl.exe
Name:HP Quick Launch Buttons
Quick Launch Buttons
Signed by:Hewlett-Packard Company
Path:C:\Program Files\hewlett-packard\hp quick launch buttons\qlbctrl.exe
This contains the software that enables the Quick Launch Buttons on the keyboard and the external Easy Access Buttons Keyboard to be programmed for the supported notebook models and operating systems. This application enables menu control...
Additional files:
  • applun64.exe - HP Quick Launch Buttons (64 bit launch for presentation)
  • BezlACTN.dll - Bezel Action Functions
  • btnactn.exe - BTN ACTN
  • Com4Qlb.exe - Com for QLB software
  • DispActn.dll - Display related action
  • FnKyACTN.dll - Fn Key actions
  • GetBiosData.dll - Get BIOS information
  • GetPresTile.exe - Tile Synchronization
  • hpqExec.dll - Action Dll
  • hpSysInfo.exe - SyInfo
  • Launch64.exe - 64 Volume launch
  • MonDisp.exe - monitor display resolution change
  • PushHid.dll - push hid packets
  • qlbDisp.dll - qlbDisp Module
  • qlbPres.exe - Presentation Action
  • RollBackDr.exe - Driver RollBack
  • RollBackDr64.exe
  • WMIrep.exe - Repair WMI Service
  • MCSVActn.dll - HP Quick Lauch Buttons (Action DLL that handles mode change in Tablet systems)
  • QMActn.dll - Action DLL that handles QMenu actions.
  • QMenu.exe - Q Menu executable
  • QMenuOV.exe
  • DspSwtch.exe - DspSwtch Application (Display Swtch Application)
  • hpqactn.dll - Quick Launch Buttons (hpqql Dynamic Link Library)
  • hpqlbVer.exe - hpqlbVer Application
  • launchAP.exe - AP Launcher
  • QLBSERVICE.dll - QLB (QLB Database Handler)
  • s3disply.dll (by S3 Graphics Co) - Part of S3 Screen Toys (S3 multi-chip display switch utility (32-bit))

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • launchAP.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{2941C0E8-9FA4-4717-8F72-4EA95F05BFE0}' (runs on registration).
  • Com4Qlb.exe runs as a service named 'Com4Qlb' (Com4Qlb).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • QLBCTRL.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'QlbCtrl' which loads as C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QlbCtrl.exe /Start.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:6.29 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0008225318%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00059899%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00022354%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:54,271
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:44 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:2 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove HP Quick Launch Buttons E1?

You can uninstall HP Quick Launch Buttons E1 from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program HP Quick Launch Buttons 6.30 E1, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove HP Quick Launch Buttons E1.

Win Vista (SP2) 78%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 94.39%
Windows 7 5.05%
Windows 10 0.43%
Windows XP 0.14%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 92.46%
Windows 7 Home Premium 3.49%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.49%
Windows Vista Home Basic 0.85%
Windows Vista Ultimate 0.71%
Windows Vista Business 0.36%

Distribution by countryGeography

70.53% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 70.53%
  Canada 5.25%
  France 2.72%
  United Kingdom 2.67%
  Italy 2.53%
  Germany 2.18%
  Australia 1.19%
  Spain 1.14%
  India 0.94%
  Brazil 0.84%
  Poland 0.79%
  Netherlands 0.64%
  Sweden 0.54%
  Finland 0.45%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 99.14%
Dell 0.21%
Toshiba 0.14%
Acer 0.14%
ASUS 0.14%
Sony 0.07%
Lenovo 0.07%
Intel 0.07%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6700 Notebo... 53.30%
HP Pavilion dv9700 Notebo... 26.39%
HP Pavilion dv2700 Notebo... 11.36%
Hewlett-Packard MCP67 2.20%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 0.95%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 0.81%

About Hewlett-Packard

HP provides products, software solutions and services to consumers, from enterprises to consumers including customers in the government, health and education sectors.
Publisher URL: www.hp.com


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