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Using Aero Flip 3D

Feb 10th, 2011 | By | Category: Tips

With Aero Flip 3D, you can quickly preview all of your open windows 

To see other windows, you can flip through the stack. (for example, open files, folders, and documents) without clicking the taskbar.

Flip 3D displays your open windows in a stack. At the top of the stack, you’ll see one open window. 

To switch windows using Flip 3D

Option 1

  • Press Ctrl plus Windows Logo Key and Tab Key.
  • Press TabKey to move through the windows. (You can also press Right Arrow or Down Arrow to move forward one window, or press Left Arrow or Up Arrow to move backward one window.)
  • Click a window in the stack to display that window, or click outside the stack to close Flip 3D without switching windows. You can also rotate the wheel on your mouse to quickly move through the open windows.

Option 2

You can also move through open windows by pressing the Windows Logo Key plus Tab Key and holding down the Windows Logo Key. Press Tab Key until the window you want is at the front of the stack, and then release the Windows Logo Key.

Option 3

With the Windows Key and Tab Key, you can scroll your windows by pressing the Tab Key while holding down the Window key.

Option 4

  1. Right-click on your Desktop
  2. When the context menu appears, mouse-over New and select Shortcut
  3. The Create Shortcut window will appear, input the following into the Type (or copy and paste) the location of the item textbox: C:\Windows\system32\rundll32.exe DwmApi #105
  4. Click the Next button.
  5. Input a name for the shortcut, such as “Flip 3D”
  6. Click the Finish button
  7. The shortcut will appear on the Desktop, however, you might want to change the icon. Right-click the newly created shortcut and select Properties.
  8. Click the Change Icon button
  9. Input the following in the Look for icons in this file textbox: %SystemRoot%\System32\imageres.dll
  10. Press Enter on your keyboard
  11. Choose the first icon “The Flip 3D icon” should be selected. Click the OK button.
  12. Move the shortcut to a location on your desktop like “Documents library”
  13. Right-click the shortcut and select Pin to Taskbar
  14. The icon will now be on your Taskbar


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