Another Desktop Cube for Windows XP/Vista

Note: This article is part of our archive and is likely out of date.
(Links may not work, downloads have not been recently tested for safety)

The Desktop Cube effect for Linux is extremely popular because people love eye candy, but the choices for Windows are much less interesting. The latest utility to give this effect for Windows is surprisingly fast, and works on both XP and Vista.

Of course, Keyboard Ninjas prefer keyboard shortcuts to snazzy desktops, but that’s not the point is it?

Here’s the screen in action, which is surprisingly fast on my Vista laptop.

image

The system icon in the tray conveniently gives you access to everything, and even tells you what the keyboard shortcuts are.

image

The options page gives you a lot of options, and I’d recommend enabling the misspelled “Blendding” option, because it makes the effect look a lot nicer on a faster machine.

image

Here’s the coolest part, the Screen Manager, where you can move windows around between screens by just dragging and dropping.

image

I’m sure this won’t be the last of these utilities, but at least this one is still free, unlike the Yod’m 3D one we wrote about before.

You’ll need to make sure that your system has drivers that support OpenGL.

Download Shock 4Way 3D Desktop Utility

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 09/26/07
More Articles You Might Like

Enter Your Email Here to Get Access for Free:

Go check your email!