WinFlip 0.42 for Windows

by WinFlip

Avg. Rating 3.8 (13 votes)

File Details

File Size 0.4 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 4,860
Publisher WinFlip
Homepage WinFlip

Publisher's Description

WinFlip is a Flip 3D function for Windows XP.

Latest Reviews

shdwstar

shdwstar reviewed v0.42 on Jul 29, 2008

Wicked sweet program
I wrote a more detailed review at http://mzk.gofreeserve.c...es.php?lng=en&pg=35

roj

roj reviewed v0.42 on Mar 20, 2008

There is actually *enhancing* one's desktop with *useful* tools and then there's eye candy that's "neat" but at the end of the day really doesn't add any value.

This fits the latter category.

Interesting novelty but pretty useless at the end of the day (note that I have a 6000+ AM2 w/4Gb so resources are not an issue). Kinda like Vista itself. :)

At least it's free.

EDIT:

0.50 crashes if you change Visual Styles.

ONE star.

incisor

incisor reviewed v0.42 on Mar 20, 2008

continuously freezes my pc after ~20min
of working. Maybe due to my multi monitor setup.

nice toy, but for the reboots and the huge memory consumption a 3...

echohead

echohead reviewed v0.42 on Mar 20, 2008

sweet, now all the crap i avoided by not switching to vista is available in xp!

The MAZZTer

The MAZZTer reviewed v0.42 on Mar 19, 2008

Works just like the Vista one, which is a bit impressive actually.

The only problems are that it doesn't correctly display some windows such as Virtual PC (which probably has a special method of drawing to the window... I don't THINK it uses the overlay or hardware acceleration but I could be wrong) and I would except it to have problems with video overlay apps as well. I'm sure there must be SOME trick to capture that? Vista has an edge there since the ENTIRE desktop is hardware accelerated... I think it simplifies some things a bit.

In XP, Win + TAB defaultly does a task switch using the taskbar as the focus. In Vista this is switched to WIN + T. It would be nice to see a hack to also switch the shortcut for XP (register WIN + T as a shortcut and then fire WIN + TAB messages off to Explorer?).

Multi monitor support. Right now it WORKS on a multi-monitor setup, but only the primary monitor is used to display the flip windows (it should be across all monitors iirc... haven't used vista in a bit so if I'm wrong follow vista's example not me) and it fails to hide windows on secondary monitors.

Oh... and the readme files (the EN one at least) uses UNIX line endings instead of Windows line endings... it's unreadable in Notepad.

Ryusennin

Ryusennin reviewed v0.42 on Mar 19, 2008

Hard to vote for such a pointless Vista-like feature, but one has to congratulate the author for his superb efforts. Long live XP!

Nighted

Nighted reviewed v0.42 on Mar 19, 2008

Very nice little program. Action is very smooth and you have a few options to tweak it. It's very light on resources when sitting idle in the tray. I can't really complain about anything other than I had to edit the English language using Resource Hacker because a DLL is used.

If you use KatMouse you won't be able to wheel flip and it doesn't play nicely with Executor (possibly Executor's fault).

Qlib

Qlib reviewed v0.42 on Mar 19, 2008

pointless.. but fun.. im not sure im gonna use it for all eternity but when trying to skin your way to a vista look using XP.. this feature is essential for completeness.. a tad buggy.. sometimes it would just seem to exit when I let go of the browser and selected a program but.. well its early days yet :)

Avg. Rating 3.8 (13 votes)
Your Rating
shdwstar

shdwstar reviewed v0.42 on Jul 29, 2008

Wicked sweet program
I wrote a more detailed review at http://mzk.gofreeserve.c...es.php?lng=en&pg=35

roj

roj reviewed v0.42 on Mar 20, 2008

There is actually *enhancing* one's desktop with *useful* tools and then there's eye candy that's "neat" but at the end of the day really doesn't add any value.

This fits the latter category.

Interesting novelty but pretty useless at the end of the day (note that I have a 6000+ AM2 w/4Gb so resources are not an issue). Kinda like Vista itself. :)

At least it's free.

EDIT:

0.50 crashes if you change Visual Styles.

ONE star.

incisor

incisor reviewed v0.42 on Mar 20, 2008

continuously freezes my pc after ~20min
of working. Maybe due to my multi monitor setup.

nice toy, but for the reboots and the huge memory consumption a 3...

echohead

echohead reviewed v0.42 on Mar 20, 2008

sweet, now all the crap i avoided by not switching to vista is available in xp!

The MAZZTer

The MAZZTer reviewed v0.42 on Mar 19, 2008

Works just like the Vista one, which is a bit impressive actually.

The only problems are that it doesn't correctly display some windows such as Virtual PC (which probably has a special method of drawing to the window... I don't THINK it uses the overlay or hardware acceleration but I could be wrong) and I would except it to have problems with video overlay apps as well. I'm sure there must be SOME trick to capture that? Vista has an edge there since the ENTIRE desktop is hardware accelerated... I think it simplifies some things a bit.

In XP, Win + TAB defaultly does a task switch using the taskbar as the focus. In Vista this is switched to WIN + T. It would be nice to see a hack to also switch the shortcut for XP (register WIN + T as a shortcut and then fire WIN + TAB messages off to Explorer?).

Multi monitor support. Right now it WORKS on a multi-monitor setup, but only the primary monitor is used to display the flip windows (it should be across all monitors iirc... haven't used vista in a bit so if I'm wrong follow vista's example not me) and it fails to hide windows on secondary monitors.

Oh... and the readme files (the EN one at least) uses UNIX line endings instead of Windows line endings... it's unreadable in Notepad.

Ryusennin

Ryusennin reviewed v0.42 on Mar 19, 2008

Hard to vote for such a pointless Vista-like feature, but one has to congratulate the author for his superb efforts. Long live XP!

Nighted

Nighted reviewed v0.42 on Mar 19, 2008

Very nice little program. Action is very smooth and you have a few options to tweak it. It's very light on resources when sitting idle in the tray. I can't really complain about anything other than I had to edit the English language using Resource Hacker because a DLL is used.

If you use KatMouse you won't be able to wheel flip and it doesn't play nicely with Executor (possibly Executor's fault).

Qlib

Qlib reviewed v0.42 on Mar 19, 2008

pointless.. but fun.. im not sure im gonna use it for all eternity but when trying to skin your way to a vista look using XP.. this feature is essential for completeness.. a tad buggy.. sometimes it would just seem to exit when I let go of the browser and selected a program but.. well its early days yet :)

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