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Windows 7: select icons on desktop with aero peek


19 Mar 2010   #1
tvett

win 7
 
 
select icons on desktop with aero peek

Ive been using a Mac at work for over a year now and my favorite feature is pressing F11 to quickly show the desktop and select things via expose. I think it would make perfect sense if you could do this in Win7 with aeropeek and pressing spacebar+windows key. Otherwise its a completely useless feature. I know you can press win+D to switch to the desktop but its not really the same thing as expose. Does any one know a solution, reg hack, or tweak to do this?
it would be totally badass if you did. thanks.


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19 Mar 2010   #2
WalkerA WinTeam

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

Hi tvett,

Switcher is basically a clone of Expose, built for Vista and Windows 7. Enjoy!

Expose for Windows Vista/7 [Clone] : Divide By Zero - a blog by Kamran Ayub

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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20 Mar 2010   #3
tvett

win 7
 
 

Quote:

Switcher is basically a clone of Expose, built for Vista and Windows 7. Enjoy!

Expose for Windows Vista/7 [Clone] : Divide By Zero - a blog by Kamran Ayub

Cheers,
Thanks for sharing the link, this is great, although it doesn't accomplish what i am wanting. Using windows 7, hold down the winkey+space bar. Notice how the windows become outlined and transparent (pretty useless)? Now try to select something on your desktop--you cant. Wouldn't it be handy if you could??
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21 Mar 2010   #4
tuxplorer

Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005
 
 

Doesn't clicking on Aero Peek do the same? Click on Aero Peek area, then you can use Spacebar and Ctrl/Shift to select whatever icon on the desktop.
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23 Mar 2010   #5
WalkerA WinTeam

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

Hi again tvett,

I see what you mean now. Unfortunately that's the way Aero Peek functions - unlike Show Desktop, it's not minimizing all windows at once but rather turning all windows invisible momentarily. It would be handy though, I agree

tuxplorer, the area I think you're referring to (the lower right corner) engaged Aero Peek when hovered, and Shows Desktop when clicked. Tvett's Win+Space shortcut is just a way to do it from the keyboard instead of hovering.

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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23 Mar 2010   #6
Prisoner

Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Why not just settle for Win+D? Does the same thing.
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23 Mar 2010   #7
Greg S

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WalkerA WinTeam View Post
Hi again tvett,

I see what you mean now. Unfortunately that's the way Aero Peek functions - unlike Show Desktop, it's not minimizing all windows at once but rather turning all windows invisible momentarily. It would be handy though, I agree

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
That's just to peek. If you want it to function as the old Show Desktop, you have to left click it.
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24 Mar 2010   #8
WalkerA WinTeam

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WalkerA WinTeam View Post
Hi again tvett,

I see what you mean now. Unfortunately that's the way Aero Peek functions - unlike Show Desktop, it's not minimizing all windows at once but rather turning all windows invisible momentarily. It would be handy though, I agree

tuxplorer, the area I think you're referring to (the lower right corner) engaged Aero Peek when hovered, and Shows Desktop when clicked. Tvett's Win+Space shortcut is just a way to do it from the keyboard instead of hovering.

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
Greg, the paragraph you removed when quoting me contained what you just said... interesting way of contributing, but thanks...

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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24 Mar 2010   #9
Greg S

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WalkerA WinTeam View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WalkerA WinTeam View Post
Hi again tvett,

I see what you mean now. Unfortunately that's the way Aero Peek functions - unlike Show Desktop, it's not minimizing all windows at once but rather turning all windows invisible momentarily. It would be handy though, I agree

tuxplorer, the area I think you're referring to (the lower right corner) engaged Aero Peek when hovered, and Shows Desktop when clicked. Tvett's Win+Space shortcut is just a way to do it from the keyboard instead of hovering.

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
Greg, the paragraph you removed when quoting me contained what you just said... interesting way of contributing, but thanks...

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
Oops, I overlooked it and even read it twice,lol. Sorry if it seems to you as though I was trying to tarnish your reputation.
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24 Mar 2010   #10
WalkerA WinTeam

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

No worries

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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