The Aero Flip 3D Effect - A fabulous shortcut to use in Windows 7 / Vista

If I was to say that I'm going to show you how to Aero Flip 3D what would you think? Some kind of gymnastic feat? Well I'm not that energetic and it's not quite that exciting but what I will show you will no doubt be very useful.

Most of us are guilty of having too many things open on our screen at once and it can be a bit of a chore trying to search through all our open files, programs etc. You may have used the Alt+Tab shortcut in times past to flip through open windows from your keyboard. If you are using Windows 7 however, you have what they call Aero Effects. I'll show you some of these  but I'll filter them slowly over the next few weeks so that you don't explode from excitement.

First make sure you have an Aero Theme Applied: right-click on your desktop - select Personalize - then choose an Aero Theme from the gallery. Whilst all of your windows are open and maximised click the magic shortcut: CTRL+Windows key+Tab. You will see all of your windows displayed in Flip 3D mode. Keep holding the shortcut to move through the windows or use the arrow keys on your keyboard. Select a window with your mouse or press the Enter key to make full screen. There you have it! Now make sure you do that while your colleagues are walking behind your computer so you really look like you know what you're doing.

Aero Flip 3D Mode

Aero Flip 3D Mode