Activate Flip 3D With Your Mouse in Vista

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Over the last few years I’ve had many people ask me if they can somehow activate Flip 3D by moving the mouse to a corner of the screen, and I’ve always told them to use the much more powerful Switcher replacement instead, but that’s about to change.

The solution to this problem comes in the form of a tiny little application called Vista Flip 3D Activator, and it lets you assign a corner of the screen to activate Flip 3D, providing you haven’t disabled Flip 3D like I have.

Using Vista Flip 3D Activator

Installing the application is as simple as downloading and extracting the program file and running through the install wizard. Once you’ve done that, you can then check the corner of the screen that you’d like to use for activating Flip 3D…

Vista Flip 3D Activator

You can also assign a mouse button if you want, although you should note that it doesn’t override IntelliMouse settings. Once you’ve activated Flip 3D, you can use your mouse wheel to scroll between the different windows, and then click to activate.

Note: for those of you that might be wondering, you can make Flip 3D stay on the screen without using any software by either clicking the “Window Switcher” icon in the Quick Launch (second to the left), or you can use the keyboard shortcut Win+Ctrl+Tab to make it stay on the screen. When it comes down to it, this utility really only saves clicking on the Quick Launch icon.

Vista Quick Launch Tray

I’ve never been a fan of Flip 3D, but it’s a good chance to show off my favorite wallpaper!

Windows Vista Flip 3D  

This utility is extremely lightweight, weighing in around 2mb on my system, and that was when I was toying with it.

Task Manager Flip 3D Activator

If you are a fan of Flip 3D, this is definitely the utility for you.

Download Flip3D Activator from notj.net  |  Softpedia Download Mirror

Lowell Heddings, better known online as the How-To Geek, spends all his free time bringing you fresh geekery on a daily basis. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 01/7/09
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