WindowFX 5 and Window Flipping

Thursday, February 16, 2012 by Island Dog | Discussion: Personal Computing

This is one of my favorite features of WindowFX 5, although there are many cool features which are equally as cool.  Many people think WindowFX 5 is only about animating windows and the start menu on your Windows PC desktop.  Sure, that’s a big part of it but there’s other things that are very useful as well.  Lets look at what you can do using your middle mouse button.

You can set WFX5 to enable a flip feature where when you press the middle mouse button the window will “flip” and show you process information, allow you to open the containing folder, etc..

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This quick demo video will show you it in action.


Get WindowFX - http://www.stardock.com/products/windowfx/windowfx5.asp

RedneckDude
Reply #1 Thursday, February 16, 2012 1:29 PM

Way cool. The program is one of my favorites from Stardock!

gevansmd
Reply #2 Tuesday, February 28, 2012 5:46 PM

Middle mouse button???  I haven't seen a 3 button mouse in years, why did you choose that trigger?

Excalpius
Reply #3 Tuesday, February 28, 2012 5:57 PM

gevansmd
Middle mouse button???  I haven't seen a 3 button mouse in years, why did you choose that trigger?

 

I haven't seen a mouse without a middle mouse button in a decade or more.  

ZubaZ
Reply #4 Tuesday, February 28, 2012 5:59 PM

gevansmd
Middle mouse button???  I haven't seen a 3 button mouse in years, why did you choose that trigger?
Most modern mice have a scroll wheel and most of those can be pushed down upon.

gevansmd
Reply #5 Tuesday, February 28, 2012 6:18 PM

Ok, thank you for enlightening me regarding the "middle" mouse button.  However, I don't have the misc. animations menu choice.  Is it Windows 7 only?

RedneckDude
Reply #6 Tuesday, February 28, 2012 6:22 PM

Some of the animations are currently Windows 7 only.

 

Asound
Reply #7 Tuesday, February 28, 2012 6:40 PM

Do you need to enable anything to have the icon of the flipped application? I always see the place holder icon (default icon) of the icon packager theme, which is in use if the file/exe does not have a specific icon. I have already mentioned that in the beta thread, but got no feedback so far.

ZubaZ
Reply #8 Wednesday, February 29, 2012 11:20 AM

Asound
Do you need to enable anything to have the icon of the flipped application? I always see the place holder icon (default icon) of the icon packager theme, which is in use if the file/exe does not have a specific icon. I have already mentioned that in the beta thread, but got no feedback so far.
Are you running any other customization apps?

Asound
Reply #9 Wednesday, February 29, 2012 12:23 PM

I run windowsblinds 7, CursorFX and Icon Packager. Okay,Rainmeter and CD Art Display too. I use win 7 64bit prof.

Even with the standard icons and gui theme, it still shows the default icon.

S J N
Reply #10 Wednesday, February 29, 2012 1:02 PM

I can't get the middle button (wheel) to flip.

Rosco_P
Reply #11 Wednesday, February 29, 2012 1:22 PM

I can't get the middle button (wheel) to flip.

Not all of them will register as a 'middle mouse click'.  What kind of mouse is it?  Did it come with any software?

Neil Banfield
Reply #12 Wednesday, February 29, 2012 1:29 PM

Asound
I run windowsblinds 7, CursorFX and Icon Packager. Okay,Rainmeter and CD Art Display too. I use win 7 64bit prof.

Even with the standard icons and gui theme, it still shows the default icon.

It appears there is a bug in IconPackager that is breaking the ability to obtain the exe icons.

Right now the only fix is to uninstall IconPackager, but we will be looking into if we can fix the bug in an IP update.

S J N
Reply #13 Thursday, March 1, 2012 3:20 PM

Rosco_P
Not all of them will register as a 'middle mouse click'. What kind of mouse is it? Did it come with any software?

Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 6000. Yes. The middle button is also the wheel.

Rosco_P
Reply #14 Thursday, March 1, 2012 3:34 PM

There may be a way in the settings software to assign different things to the different buttons.  There may be a way to set the wheel clicking to a 'middle button click', though it depends on the software, and I'm not familiar with Microsoft's.

ZubaZ
Reply #15 Thursday, March 1, 2012 3:37 PM

Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 6000
Check the intelipoint software to see if they are usinng the middle click for something.

S J N
Reply #16 Friday, March 2, 2012 3:20 PM

S J Nreply 13Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 6000Check the intelipoint software to see if they are usinng the middle click for something.

There are many setting to use. Don't know which setting to apply.

Rosco_P
Reply #17 Friday, March 2, 2012 3:47 PM

There are many setting to use. Don't know which setting to apply.

Post some screenshots, we'll load them up with circles and arrows.

petrossa
Reply #18 Wednesday, March 28, 2012 2:57 PM

I have a ms mouse 6000. Works like a charm. Just a question of the proper settings in intellipoint. Very cool feature btw!  

S J N
Reply #19 Wednesday, March 28, 2012 3:56 PM

petrossa
I have a ms mouse 6000. Works like a charm. Just a question of the proper settings in intellipoint. Very cool feature btw!

may i ask what setting?

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