Switch between windows - tablet friendly

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  1. Frank

    Frank Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Windows 7 has a nice feature, called Switch Between Windows

    It can be especially useful for us tablet users.
    Normally you activate it with the key combination Win+Tab, but you can also open this tool with a shortcut or you can even pin this program to your taskbar, so just one click away :)
    To see how, read this post.
    Just download the zip file containing the shortcut and pin it to your taskbar:
    How to Create a Flip 3D Switch Between Windows Shortcut in Windows 7
     
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    I had no use for my second pen button, so I assigned this switcher to it.
    Sadly I wasn't able to assign it directly in the Wacom properties, because it needs the proper attributes to start.

    So I created a small VBScript, which opens this 3D windows switcher and which I can assign to the second pen button, if someone also wants to do this, then just create a new textfile, copy the following lines in it
    Code:
    Dim shell
    
        Set shell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
        shell.Run Chr(34) & "C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe" & Chr(34) & "DwmApi #105", 1, false
        Set shell = Nothing
    and rename the text file to something like 3Dswitcher.vbs
    Just make sure that the new file ending is vbs and not txt.

    Or just download the script here:
    View attachment 3Dswitcher.zip

    Store the file somewhere and assign it to the pen button in the Wacom properties and you have an excellent way to switch between windows.
     
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    DRTigerlilly Tablet Lead Mod (Retired) Super Moderator

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    nice work Frank!
     
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    ygthb SQA Start-Up Guy

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    this Rocks. Great Job
     
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    zan5hin Pen Pal - Newbie

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    I did the shortcut for Flip3D but I found it annoying to switch between windows in Flip3D, that is why I never used in all my years of having Vista.

    I installed "Switcher" which is a Mac Expose clone and it does a much better job: http://insentient.net/

    There are a few ways you can activate it, unfortunately my passive display cannot properly detect when I want to activate it by pressing a corner of my screen, so I have to use the system tray icon.
     
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