Whenever you have two or more programs open at the same time, you want to be able to easily switch among them. You have several ways to switch among open programs, as discussed in the sections to follow.
Switching with taskbar buttons
Switching with the keyboard
Switching with Flip 3D
If you’re using the Aero Glass interface in Windows 7, you can use Flip 3D to switch among windows. Hold down the WIN key and press Tab. The desktop darkens, and any program windows you have open appear in the three-dimensional view.
1. Right-click the desktop and choose New -> Shortcut.
2. In the Type the Location of the Item text box, type c:\windows\system32\rundll32.exe DwmApi #105 and then click Next.
3. Name the shortcut Flip 3D and click Finish.
4. Right-click the shortcut and choose Properties.
5. Click the Shortcut tab of the item’s Properties dialog box and then click Change Icon.
6. Click Browse, and in the Windows\System32 folder, locate and select the file imageres.dll; then click Open.
7. Select the Flip 3D icon (or another icon of your choice) and click OK.
8. Click OK to close the Properties dialog box for the shortcut.
9. Drag the shortcut to the taskbar to pin it there. You can then delete the original shortcut from the desktop, if you prefer.
Whenever you want to use Flip 3D, just click the shortcut icon in the taskbar to display the open programs on the desktop, and click the window you want to use. You can also scroll with the mouse to cycle through the windows.