Expose for Windows (sort of)

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by nplima, Apr 11, 2009.

  1. nplima macrumors 6502a

    Apr 26, 2006

    this will be off-topic for some, but after trying out a few alternatives, I have found an "expose"-like application that works nicely under Windows. It requires Vista and Aero.


    It does not work perfectly like Expose and spring-loaded windows under OS X (pity :) ) but it is possible to move icons around by using both the keyboard and the mouse to select the active window. Enjoy :)
  2. tsice19 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 16, 2008
    If I used Vista I guess that would be pretty cool. Does it use excessive RAM or does it just modify the way Flip3D works?
  3. blackhand1001 macrumors 68030


    Jan 6, 2009
    It uses DWM (Vistas version of Quartz GL) using the API that MS made available, which is also what flip3d also uses. (You can still use Flip3d) I've used that program before and it works pretty good and is antialiased and has live updating thumbnails. I am surprised that there aren't many more programs that make use of DWM since the ability is available.
  4. nplima thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Apr 26, 2006
    on my pc it takes up 2MB RAM while idle.

    my brief experiment (attached) suggests that it does not work as nicely as Expose under heavier load .. and firefox didn't like it either :p

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