Rotate Windows With 3D Flip Using A Windows 7 Taskbar Shortcut [Mini How-To]

Aero Flip 3D Switch is a nice feature in Windows Vista and 7 that you can use to switch between opened windows. However you can always use a keyboard combination (Windows key + Tab) to launch the nice 3D interface that shows all the opened windows which you can then use to switch between them. But wouldn’t it be nice if you could use a taskbar shortcut in Windows 7 to do the same? Let me show you how you can do that.

1. Right click on desktop and select New > Shortcut.

2. Paste the code below in the “Type the location of the item:” field.

RunDll32 DwmApi #105

3. In the next step, you can rename the new shortcut whatever you like. I am naming it “Flip Windows”. Press Finish.

4. Right click on the newly created shortcut and choose Properties.

5. Use the button “Change Icon” and then locate a flip 3D icon which can be found under C:\Windows\explorer.exe.

6. Select the 3D flip icon and press OK. Next in the Properties window press Apply and then OK to save the changes.

7. Now right click on the shortcut and “choose Pin to Taskbar”. Alternatively, you can drag and drop the shortcut onto the taskbar to pin it there.

Now that the new shortcut is created, click it to verify. Once the 3D view is displayed, use the scroll keys or Tab key to switch between opened windows.


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