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How to switch windows in Windows 7 with Flip 3D

Today we're kicking off a brand new series of tips on Download Squad. We hope to highlight little tips and tricks that you've probably never heard of, and may just revolutionize the way you use your favorite apps and tools -- from encoding video for YouTube, to remoting with VNC on your phone. Today, we begin with Windows keyboard shortcuts! Back when Windows Vista was all the rage, it debuted...

VistaSwitcher is a beautiful Alt-Tab replacement

VistaSwitcher is a beautiful Alt-Tab replacement. It's aimed mainly at Windows Vista and 7, but it also works under Windows XP. You get a huge thumbnail of the destination window; it's far larger than the one that comes with the "stock" Alt-Tab. Another neat feature lets you Alt-Tab between the windows of just one application. It's kind of like pressing Win+[number] in Windows 7, but you don't ha...

T3Desk is a slick, 3D window manager with Aero Peek support

I'm not sure I'd ever go for the kind of 3D desktop BumpTop implements, but I don't mind seeing a little imaginary depth rendered on my 2D Windows desktop. Enter T3Desk, a Window manager which does exactly that. It's a bit of an alt-tab replacement and reminiscent of the Window arranging wizardry provided by Compiz. One of my favorite features of T3Desk is that all applications you minimize...

Coming soon to Firefox 3: tab previews

While Mozilla may not have officially released Firefox 3 beta yet, that hasn't kept us from drooling over some hot new features in the next generation of the popular web browser. The new places bookmark manager, for one is pretty sweet. And Mozilla Links points out another feature that may or may not make it into the official release: a new tab preview feature that works like Alt+Tab on Windows ...

Vista tip - make your Alt-Tab thumbnail images larger

Windows Vista's flip 3D is pretty and all, but it's not actually much more useful than the Alt-Tab feature. In fact, since it takes longer to load it might be less useful. Fortunately Microsoft has also updated the Alt-Tab view in Windows Vista, providing live thumbnails of your open applications. In fact, if you've got a video playing in one window, you can watch a tiny version in the Alt-Tab v...