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Windows 7: Software similar to Compiz for Win 7

20 Jun 2010   #11

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit

Here is another app I completely forgot about, which I actually like better.


Sorry I didn't think of it sooner. I have not used it in forever. It's not free, but it's better than the other I mentioned and cheaper.

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20 Jun 2010   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

This is the best of the lot I reckon. It seems smoother and more configurable than DeskSpace. For example you have six configurable faces and you can have a different wallpaper on each one.
I've just downloaded 6 lovely ones from Wallpaper Abyss and it rotates and flips intuitively. So far so good anyway
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20 Jun 2010   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Hmmn. The plot thickens. I followed the link in Tepid;'s post and downloaded version 1.3.1 of CubeDesktop. This is a trial version and said it cost 9.95 Euros. Quite reasonable.
The trial is in minutes! I have now got 1346 minutes left! That's 22 hours+.
I had already spent a while configuring it and was impressed as I said above.
However I then went to the CubeDesktop website and learnt that I have an old version. The latest is version 1.4.0 and that costs 19.99 Euros. Not so reasonable.
The trial period for this version is only 2 hours!
I went onto their forum and get the impression the product has been abandoned. There are posts complaining about constant crashing and that no admin have responded since February.
Also, the forum seems to have some kind of infestation. There were a couple of posts that had links such as "rolex watches" and "wedding dress" inserted randomly in an otherwise sensible post. Needless to say I didn't click on them. Very bizarre.
Posts saying "where is the version 1.5 we were promised months ago?" and "why is no one responding?" lead me to the thought that this product has been abandoned.
If so that's a shame as it's the nearest thing to Compiz I've tried and a definitely closer to it than DeskSpace.
I hope I'm wrong about this but here's the website: ThinkInBytes - Innovative software for Windows Vista and 7 - CubeDesktop, DeskCollage, DeskMotive, DeskPose

It's worth visiting it and going onto the forum. It's very slick and shiny but seems to have been abandoned around September last year. Quite a melancholy feeling to it.

Hey ho
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20 Jun 2010   #14

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit

Yeah, that's a bummer.
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22 Jun 2010   #15

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

CubeDesktop Pro 1.1.3 is still running fine on my pc. It should have expired by now but it seems to be just carrying on.
A lot of the complaints on the, seemingly abandoned, website were about crashes. I haven't had a single crash and the software is working great and just looks really cool.
I've got six lovely wallpapers and I can rotate or tumble the cube or have it as a carousel. Great eyecandy.
All the complaints date from 2008 so maybe people didn't have enough RAM for it "way back then".
Anyway, certainly worth looking at if you like that kind of thing:)
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25 Jul 2010   #16

Windows 7 Home Premium

I use
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VirtuaWin - Virtual Desktops for Windows
keeps the wallpaper intact & add a shortcut like alt + right/left arrow for movement through windows.
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23 Sep 2010   #17

Windows 7 X64 Professional


This is just what I've been looking for. Coming from Linux, this has been a sorely missed feature in Windows. DeskSpace does the trick for me. I can even configure it to switch spaces using my mouse's scroll wheel like I do in Linux. It is expensive though.
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