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SmartFlip

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SmartFlip

SmartFlip is a replacement for the Flip3D function in Windows Vista. It places the windows on a circle (it’s actually a ellipsis combined with a parabola)

You can select to which window you want toflip by using the keyboard or the mouse. You can use as a trigger a keyboard key (you can even replace Flip3D, so that SmartFlip appears when you press Win+TAB) or a screen region (for example, the left corner).

Developer : lgratian

Download [468KB]


60 Comments »

Comment by Avi on 2007-02-27 03:53:42

Hi people
it is not working with xp
there is a error or something

 
Comment by Hmelnitzki on 2007-02-27 16:12:03

AVI, this application was made for vista only

 
Comment by mingistech on 2007-02-28 22:48:06

cool… it’s just like expose in Mac OSX. :)

 

[...] For my money, this is a smarter Flip 3D than Flip 3D, which to me always seemed like a novelty. SmartFlip requires Vista (which, in turn, requires enough horsepower to run Aero). It’s a free program. Thanks, Donnie! — Rick Broida SmartFlip [...]

 
Comment by xxdesmus on 2007-02-28 23:50:34

You can’t exactly expect to be taken seriously when you are using a download service, one that you are clearly getting bonus credit for using… kind of a shady thing to do if you ask me.

 
Comment by svp on 2007-03-01 00:12:07

Great software..

xxdesmus must be on aol and paying $99 a month to some antivirus program to help him protect his computer for attacks on his overpriced windows xp software.

 
Pingback by Alternative to Vista’s Flip3D « MogBlog on 2007-03-01 02:14:46

[...] Alternative to Vista’s Flip3D Filed under: Windows Vista — dancmorgan @ 6:14 pm link [...]

 
Pingback by TechTear :: T_T » SmartFlip para Windows Vista on 2007-03-01 02:34:39

[...] SmartFlip es una aplicación disponible sólo para Windows Vista que reemplaza el tan conocido Flip3D que utiliza el sistema operativo cuando hacemos ALT + TAB. [...]

 
Comment by herman on 2007-03-01 16:01:20

it run reaaaally slowly :(

 

[...] O SmartFlip é uma modificação gratuita do Flip3D para o Vista que aumenta sua funcionalidade, tornando-o bem parecido com o Exposé, do Mac OS X. No padrão, a ferramenta é acessada pelo F9 e mostra num círculo as janelas que estão abertas no Vista. Com o F10, o usuário vê apenas as janelas de um mesmo aplicativo. Sob cada uma delas aparece seu nome, facilitando a escolha. As miniaturas também são dinâmicas, mostrando em tempo real o que acontece na janela. É possível configurar o nível de transparência do fundo e das janelas, além de quais atalhos de teclado ou mouse abrirão o sistema. Se o SmartFlip agradar, pode substituir o Flip3D na combinação padrão de teclas Windows+ALT. [...]

 
Comment by Avi on 2007-03-02 02:05:32

Do you know any freeware that work like this one for XP

Thanks

 
Comment by Vajrang on 2007-03-02 02:51:34

Excellent idea - way better than Vista’s default Flip 3D.

I’m not sure where to submit bugs : I’m seeing some random window focus shifting when I try to use it with Win+TAB. Also when I release the keys, the correct window gets a focus message (it glows/blinks in the taskbar), but doesn’t actually come to the foreground.

 
Comment by vistanubee on 2007-03-02 06:01:05

Hi - the archive appears to be corrupted. Vista says “The Compressed (zipped) Folder …. is invalid.”

 
Trackback by kligg.com on 2007-03-02 09:14:18

???? Flip3D ??? ???? SmartFlip

???? Flip 3D? ?? ?? ??? ????, ?? ??? ?? ??? ??? ???? ???????.

 
Comment by alang on 2007-03-02 21:21:45

please submit bug and report error at original thread at http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=529816

 
Trackback by Lifehacker on 2007-03-02 23:15:08

Download of the Day: SmartFlip (Windows Vista)

Windows Vista only: Tweak Vista’s Flip 3D preview function with SmartFlip.The utility replaces Flip 3D’s “deck of cards”-style flipping with a rotating, circular preview. Because this gives you a full, rather than obscured, view of each thumbnail, …

 
Comment by nylock01 on 2007-03-03 00:09:13

AVI - It needs Windows Vista.

Comment by Blah. on 2007-10-04 12:48:00

He knows that. He is asking if anyone knows of something like this that will work on XP.

 
 
Comment by Jonas on 2007-03-03 18:24:45

Dual monitor support is somewhat limited… please have a look at it. Maybe start with the actiation edges, which can’t be set outside the first monitor right now. It would be nice if you could choose between one big circle and two circles, one for each monitor’s windows… And turn the circle by dragging (click-dragging) your mouse horizontally at the bottom of the screen.

Cheers!

 
 
Pingback by FlashLadyBug.com » Vista SmartFlip on 2007-03-04 07:05:41

[...] For those of us who have started trying out Vista, heres a nice little app that smoothes out some wrinkles. In vista, when you do the flip 3d function, it flips a cube which makes it kind of harder to preview each window. Smart Flip makes it much easier to pick and sift through windows. Check it out at SmartFlip [...]

 

[...] O Smart Flip é uma modificação gratuita do Flip3D para o Vista que aumenta sua funcionalidade, tornando-o bem parecido com o Exposé, do Mac OS X. No padrão, a ferramenta é acessada pelo F9 e mostra num círculo as janelas que estão abertas no Vista. Com o F10, o usuário vê apenas as janelas de um mesmo aplicativo. Sob cada uma delas aparece seu nome, facilitando a escolha. As miniaturas também são dinâmicas, mostrando em tempo real o que acontece na janela. [...]

 
Comment by senor on 2007-03-05 02:54:39

How do I uninstall this?

btw, it doesn’t work on vista home basic.

 
Comment by Nico on 2007-03-05 05:44:39

@ Senor: I haven’t tested it yet, but you should be able to uninstall it in your control panel [->"Software"]. If you can’t uninstall it here, then head over to the folder in which you have installed it and search for something like “uninstall.exe.”

It can’t work with Vista Home Basic because Home Basic isn’t capable of using Aero, which is necessary for SmartFlip [or the regular Flip3D]

 
Comment by Tex on 2007-03-07 05:05:14

AVI, there’s one for XP called Topdesk, but it’s not free.

Take a look at http://www.otakusoftware.com/topdesk/

 
Comment by SBOlo on 2007-03-07 14:20:08

How do I uninstall this program from Windows Vista Basic??

 
 
Trackback by Roberto Sonnino on Windows, Tech, .net on 2007-03-09 07:38:32

Dica Vista: Substitutos para o Flip 3D!

Fala galera theSpoke!Dica legal para todos os Vista-maníacos com Aero Glass: existem vários substitutos…

 
Trackback by Ricardo Calejo on 2007-03-12 21:02:10

Alternativas ao Flip3D

 
Comment by Priyank on 2007-03-23 17:36:00

Please, can you make this for windows XP. :)

 
Trackback by ToddHa's WebLog on 2007-03-24 02:26:08

How much is that doggie in the window?

I read a really good article the other day over on Ars about Windows Vista and how stuff works under

 
Trackback by Chaves on 2007-03-26 02:07:40

Windows Vista: Innovations of Aero and oriented for the task (EN/FR)

 

[...] SmartFlip [...]

 
Comment by EVE on 2007-03-31 05:16:29

could you make this work for xp please?

 
Comment by Mukund on 2007-04-02 00:01:40

Ya,.. it would be great if you could do this for XP…. top desk seems to be the same as this… nothing new for the paying except compatibility with XP.

 

[...] For my money, this is a smarter Flip 3D than Flip 3D, which to me always seemed like a novelty. SmartFlip requires Vista (which, in turn, requires enough horsepower to run Aero). It’s a free program. Thanks, Donnie! — Rick Broida SmartFlip [...]

 

[...]  Je laisse de côté SmartFlip qui est encore peu optimisé et assez lent. Vous pouvez toujours jeter un coup d’oeil si ça vous tente. [...]

 
Comment by Stein on 2007-04-24 14:45:28

One thing you loose with this app is to tab to your desktop, something that I’ve getting used to. Please fix :)

 

[...] For my money, this is a smarter Flip 3D than Flip 3D, which to me always seemed like a novelty. SmartFlip requires Vista (which, in turn, requires enough horsepower to run Aero). It’s a free program. Thanks, Donnie! — Rick Broida SmartFlip [...]

 
Comment by Prateek Gupta on 2007-05-26 20:32:20

check out this freeware- ’shock aero’
this one’s for xp too

http://www.docs.co.kr/product_22.php

 
Comment by dd on 2007-05-31 20:56:42

Its a cool little program but there are some issues. When you initiate the flip,sometimes the window you have selected remains selected. This will prevent you from doing a quick command like
F9 -> tab, tab, tab. Instead you will have the smartflip view but you will be tabbing within the window that you have selected. To go around this, if it happens, you have to click outside of any the windows in smartflip view, then tab. We don’t need an extra step!!!

Great job though ^_^.

 
Comment by jordan samuel on 2007-06-16 00:14:29

hi,
this windows smart flip doesnt need windows vista for it to work we have done some tests and it does work on windows xp but certain thing need to be followd to do this so please go to out website at http://www.windows.com/ and type the topic (871122456617) all the info you need tomake it work on xp is all there

Comment by southstar on 2007-12-20 23:15:42

typing in the topic number or even “smart flip” into the search box doesn’t get anything.

 
 

[...] Get it here [...]

 

[...] For my money, this is a smarter Flip 3D than Flip 3D, which to me always seemed like a novelty. SmartFlip requires Vista (which, in turn, requires enough horsepower to run Aero). It’s a free program. Thanks, Donnie! — Rick Broida SmartFlip [...]

 
Comment by rajesh on 2007-07-26 20:34:35

its good working

 
Comment by smeghead on 2007-08-21 07:17:42

The f***ing download link isnt working. nothing to do with xp whatsoever

Comment by alang on 2007-08-21 12:59:39

download link fixed

 
 
Comment by The Rock on 2007-09-11 05:38:25

Hueheheheheheh, compiz fusion already have it guys.

 
Comment by damnprinter on 2007-09-22 09:00:55

The download link is DEAD!!!!!

 
 
Pingback by Ghillie Suits » SmartFlip @ OSX-E on 2007-10-22 00:37:41

[...] Check it out! While looking through the blogosphere we stumbled on an interesting post today.Here’s a quick excerpt [...]

 
Comment by Ken on 2007-11-02 15:19:36

I’m having some problems here, whenever I press F9, all that happens is the screen turns gray and no thumbnails pop up. Any suggestions?

Comment by Tarah on 2008-01-09 12:58:08

I am having the same problem If you find an answer please fill me in

 
 
Comment by Pat on 2007-12-17 21:17:42

A good idea but runs far too slowly. It also has trouble when selecting a pop up image.

 
Comment by Tarah on 2008-01-09 12:54:32

hello I just downloaded smatflip but when i press F9 all the comes up is a black screen I can see my open windows behind the black screen just sitting but i cant so antyhign with them at all. Can anyone help?

 
Trackback by vista on 2008-02-02 10:02:15

vista…

“ItÂ’s fried rice, you plick!”…

 
Comment by DFS on 2008-02-08 06:42:08

Windows-TAB option doesn’t stick. After reboot it appears the Windows-TAB reverts back to standard Vista task switch. Anyone else seeing same?

 
Comment by Brad on 2008-04-10 10:10:38

Hey everyone.
I am having the same problem as others. i press F9 and it comes up grey. when i hover my mouse along the screen i can see the names of the programs but not the minimized screen shots. do u know what i mean??

 
Comment by Tobi on 2008-04-24 04:24:02

I guess you need Windows Aero. Aero is not part of vista Basic.
I doesn´t work without.

 
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