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Expose is one of the coolest utilities on Mac OS X and I’ve been looking for a Windows equivalent that works just as well.  A good graphical task switcher is useful on any Windows XP computer but especially good on the Sony U since the screen […]

Expose is one of the coolest utilities on Mac OS X and I’ve been looking for a Windows equivalent that works just as well.  A good graphical task switcher is useful on any Windows XP computer but especially good on the Sony U since the screen is so small.  TopDesk is exactly what I was looking for.  Completely configurable, it is lightning fast, smoothly animated and it makes working with multiple windows on the desktop fun and easy.  It has three optional buttons to make using on a Tablet PC easier.  Sweet.  $10.

Topdesk

TopDesk- 1280×1024

Topdesk_800x600

TopDesk- 800×600 (Sony U)

  1. How this this software compared the free Virtual Desktop Manager available in XP Powertoys?

    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/xppowertoys.mspx

    Virtual Desktop Manager has been pretty solid for me on the U.

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  2. Virtual Desktop is totally different from this tool. Virtual Desktop allows you to have 4 different (virtual) monitors, while this program (only) allows you to have one, but adds the possibility to show all currently opened windows in a way like OSX does (kinda like zoom out the window to make it smaller, then position it on the screen so that you can easily spot the window you are looking for).

    I have been using Entbloess for quite some time now on my U, and it really works like a charm aswell. Definatly a good choice if you’re looking for an alternative.

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  3. Hey, Entbloess is a good find. Seems to handle resolution changes better than TopDesk, too.

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  4. yet another expose-like task switcher.

    http://www.winplosion.com

    regards,
    -e

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  5. I’ve been using winplosion for a while now. I’d be interested in hearing how it compares to Entbloess and TopDesk.

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  6. Here’s my take.
    Winplosion: no live preview windows. Small application, few options.
    Top desk: Plenty of options, offers live previews, though kind of jittery; smallest application.
    Entbloess: Ton of options, Fast live previews, but really taxing on the cpu. Largest application.

    regards,
    -e

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  7. I need to add that Entbloess makes my explorer crash when I quit it.

    regards,
    -e

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