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Windows 7: Mac style window cascade


03 Jan 2009   #1
Tim

Vista Home premium SP!
 
 
Mac style window cascade

On mac's I find the most useful feature is being able to press the middle buttons of the mouse and see all the windows and be able to select them straight away, however on windows 7 one of the features I like is being able to have all you windows open shown side by side, however what i'd like to know is there a shortcut for this, or could I assign it to my center mouse button?


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04 Jan 2009   #2
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tim View Post
On mac's I find the most useful feature is being able to press the middle buttons of the mouse and see all the windows and be able to select them straight away, however on windows 7 one of the features I like is being able to have all you windows open shown side by side, however what i'd like to know is there a shortcut for this, or could I assign it to my center mouse button?

Hi Tim,

You can just right click on the taskbar and check side by side, stacked or cascade.
This is what you're talking about?
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04 Jan 2009   #3
Barman58

Windows 8.1 Pro x64 x3 + Windows 10 Preview, Ubuntu
 
 

Hello Tim and Welcome to the Seven Forums

I think what you are describing is the Exposť feature

There is a 3rd party add- on for Vista that claims to provide this functionallity

Available Here ...

http://lifehacker.com/software/expos...sta-235893.php

Have not tried this but may also work in Windows 7

I personally use an add-on for Flip3D which is M$ version of Exposť which allows Hot corner or mouse activation of Flip3D ( I personally do not use the mouse activation but it does work, I find I need all the mouse buttons for other purposes)

The Add-on is Available here ...

The Windows Vista Flip 3D Activator
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04 Jan 2009   #4
Iknewitwin7

Windows 7 Pro x64 & Win7 Pre x64 / Ubuntu 9.10 Beta
 
 

I have used the Expose for Vista in the past, was kind of buggy for me.

I never heard of 3d Flip activator, but installed it and I like it. Has anyone had problems with the 3d activator in the past?
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04 Jan 2009   #5
Barman58

Windows 8.1 Pro x64 x3 + Windows 10 Preview, Ubuntu
 
 

Hi Iknewitwin7

I've been using Flip3D Activator for a few weeks now on both Vista and various flavours of Windows 7, (including 6801 x64), without any issues.

Only issue I've heard of with it is when someone set it to operate on a Left Mouse Button, and couldn't do anything that needed a left click , so you have to be careful when assigning Mouse buttons

Other than that it's all good

I use the top left corner "Hotspot" and find that wherever my mouse is I can switch windows quickly either using the task bar or Flip3D,

It's also great for showing off when someone's watching you
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04 Jan 2009   #6
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
Only issue I've heard of with it is when someone set it to operate on a Left Mouse Button, and couldn't do anything that needed a left click , so you have to be careful when assigning Mouse buttons.
Now I wonder; who could've done such a silly thing as that?...










Later Ted
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04 Jan 2009   #7
Barman58

Windows 8.1 Pro x64 x3 + Windows 10 Preview, Ubuntu
 
 

Hello Ted

As far as I Know it's an apocryphal story - just quoted to highlight the dangers
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04 Jan 2009   #8
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Good answer! Hehehe.




















Later Ted
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04 Jan 2009   #9
Iknewitwin7

Windows 7 Pro x64 & Win7 Pre x64 / Ubuntu 9.10 Beta
 
 

Don't make the 3d flap be the middle button on your mouse. Can't throw nades in COD
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04 Jan 2009   #10
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Nigel, why does Process Explorer say it's listening?
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