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Windows 7: Software similar to Compiz for Win 7

19 Jun 2010   #1

win 7 - vista
Software similar to Compiz for Win 7

Hi, i really find useful having 4 desktops, moving windows from 1 desktop to another, effects and other stuff. I want a software similar to Compiz in linux. What do you recommend me?

Ive been searching and found this ones: 360desktop, winsplit revolution, deskspace and virtualwin (this one ive tried and has no effects )

Which one do you recommend and why? What about cpu and ram usage?

Thanks for your help.

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19 Jun 2010   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

Try Desktops
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19 Jun 2010   #3

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
good link Dwarf ,Sysinternals have some great utilities
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19 Jun 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Anyone know whether Madotate or the other one (was it YADM?) work with W7?
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19 Jun 2010   #5

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit

YODM 3D is closer to what you are looking for.
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20 Jun 2010   #6

Windows 7 Pro x 2/Windows 10 Home/10 Pro//Windows 10 Insider Preview ?

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YODM 3D is closer to what you are looking for.
Thank's for the link Tepid had wubi Kubuntu installed & 3D cube Desktop effect was pretty cool, now I have VMware + Kubuntu & 3D cube desktop doesn't work.

Note from Tepid's above quote:

The project has been renamed, you can find the new version called DeskSpace clicking here
( 30 day trial )
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20 Jun 2010   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Thanks Tepid. I've had a look at that and, as Iown mentions above, there is a supposedly better new version available called Deskspace.
However this seems to be a paid for item as it's offering a 30 day free trial. Can't find a mention of price after that though.
Has anyone tried YODM 3D or the newer Deskspace yet?
Are they good or are they a buggy waste of time or do I need to find out for myself
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20 Jun 2010   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Couldn't wait for a reply so I've installed a trial version of Deskspace. I's a 14 day trial and then $25.
That's not a lot of money but it is for a piece of eye candy.
Anyway it works in W7 x64 and it looks great. Just like Compiz.
Whilst searching for it I noticed that there are still YODM 3D downloads available for free.
Apparently a company called Otaku took over YODM in 2007 and decided to sell it rather than give it away.
I'm wondering whether the 2007 free version will work in W7 x64.
As I say, it looks great but I can't imagine it's $25 better than the original free version.

Anyone got any knowledge on this?

Here's a link for Deskspace: Download DeskSpace (formerly Yod'm 3D) Free Trial - A virtual desktop manager that features a 3d cube effect workspace changer. - Softpedia

Here's one for the last freeware version: Last Freeware version: Regi, RegStop, LaunchOnFly, Yodm 3D, BPlainPro
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20 Jun 2010   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Further to the above.
I've uninstalled Deskspace and put in YODM 3D (from the above link). It seems pretty much the same as Deskspace. The only difference I've noticed so far is that you cannot zoom out and tilt the cube to see its top or bottom. That's no big deal really.
I do seem to have a problem with the task bar disappearing but I'm not sure if I've got the configuration settings worked out yet.
I'll post again if I have anything to add:)
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20 Jun 2010   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Warning.YODM 3D is very difficult to get rid of. I tried several methods of uninstalling it, Revo, Unlocker plus the usual and eventually had to do a system restore.
I'm back to Deskspace which appears in add/remove programs plus Revo uninstaller. I couldn't find the location of YODM 3D. Very odd. I'd avoid it
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