How to Use and Create a Flip 3D Shortcut in Vista
This will show you how to open and use Flip 3D, plus how to create a Flip 3D shortcut. Flip 3D is used to flip through your currently open windows in a easy to use format without having to click on the taskbar. Flip 3D displays your open windows in a stack. At the top of the stack, you'll see one open window. To see the other windows, you flip through the stack. Flip 3D is called Switch between windows in Quick Launch.
Keyboard Shortcut Keys without using Flip 3D NOTE:
This is for when you are using a color scheme other than Windows Aero. Press the key combinations below to activate. You will see this instead if your computer does not support Windows Aero Flip 3D.
Keyboard Shortcut Keys for Flip 3D NOTE: Press the key combinations to activate. This is not supported in Vista Home Basic.
- Alt + Tab = Press these two keys and hold down Alt and press Tab to scroll through the open windows. Release the Alt key to see the window that is highlighted.
- Ctrl + Alt + Tab = Choose the window to see by clicking on it, or press Tab to scroll through the open windows and press Enter to see the window highlighted.
Quick Launch Shortcut NOTE: It is called Switch between windows in Quick Lauch. Use the Tab or Arrow keys to scroll through the open windows, then press Enter to select the window in the front
- Windows Key + Tab = Press and hold Windows Key, then press Tab (Or roll mouse scroll wheel) to scroll through the open windows. Choose the open window you want by releasing the Windows Key when it is up front.
- Ctrl + Windows Key + Tab = Scroll through the open windows by pressing the Tab key, arrow keys, or roll the mouse scroll wheel. Click on the window you want to see, or press Enter when it is up front.
Download the Shortcut
Click on the download button below to download the Flip 3D.zip
Click on Save
and save it to the Desktop
Right click on the Flip 3D.zip
file (on desktop) and click on Open
Click on Allow
for UAC prompt. 5.
Extract the Flip 3D
shortcut to the desktop. 6.
Put the shortcut where you like to use it at. 7.
When done, you can delete the Flip 3D.zip
file (on desktop) if you want to. 8.
See the yellow How to Add the Flip 3D Shortcut Back to Quick Launch
TIP box below.
Manually Create the Shortcut
Right click on a empty area on desktop. 2.
Click on New
Type C:\Windows\system32\rundll32.exe DwmApi #105
into the location area. (See screenshot below) 4.
Click on the Next
Type Flip 3D
for the name. (See screenshot below) NOTE: You can name this anything you would like though
Click on the Finish
Right click on the new Flip 3D
shortcut (on Desktop) and click on Properties
Click on the Change Icon
button. (See screenshot below) 9.
Click on the Browse
button and scroll down and click on the file imageres.dll
and on the Open
(See screenshot below) 10.
Click on the upper left icon, highlighted in blue, and click OK
. (See screenshot below) 11.
to apply. 12.
Copy or move the shortcut to where you would like for easy use.
How to Add the Flip 3D Shortcut Back to Quick Launch NOTE: Originally called Switch between windows in Quick Launch. 1.
Go to: How to Use Quick Launch in Vista NOTE: See OPTION ONE under the How to Add or Remove Shortcuts to Quick Launchsection at this link
Move the new Flip 3D
shortcut (On Desktop) from above to inside the Quick Launch folder location.