One of the things that I am into (you know if you have read the blog for awhile) is nice desktop eye candy (on my PC damn it). I came across a link today to Otaku Software’s TopDesk, which can replace the generic Windows alt-tab with something much better. Any of you that are familiar with Windows Vista Flip3D will find this screenshot very familiar:


No, I’m not currently running Windows Vista. I went back to XP a couple of weeks ago. This is TopDesk. I have not had much time to play around with it’s other features or let it run for awhile to see what kind of resources it takes up, but I have it running right now in conjunction with Windowblinds, DesktopX, IconX and a few other widgets and programs, so I will update this post later to let you know what kind of resources it uses.

From the TopDesk web site:

Find windows, fast. TopDesk is a quick and easy way to switch between applications. With a single key press, you can instantly view thumbnails of all open windows, display thumbnails of windows belonging to the current application, or hide all windows to quickly access the desktop.


  • Displays thumbnails of all applications, including minimized applications, in 2D and 3D views.
  • Shows thumbnails of all windows belonging to the current application.
  • Hides all windows for quick access the desktop.
  • While tiled, can display the title of the currently selected window or the titles of all tiled windows.
  • Windows can be closed and minimized/restored while tiled.
  • Completely configurable: Hot keys, mouse hotspots, floating buttons, window titles, and performance settings can all be changed.
  • Supports multiple monitors.

So far I like it and will continue to play with it.