Almost all users who switched from XP, Vista, or Windows 7 to Windows 8 immediately noticed the missing Start menu (see how to enable Start menu in Windows 8) from the latest version of Windows. But most users didn’t notice the missing Windows Flip 3D, a stylish feature which was introduced in Vista.
As you know, Vista and Windows 7 allow users to activate Flip 3D feature with the help of Windows + Tab hotkey. If you are not familiar with Flip 3D, it’s similar to Alt + Tab but shows all open windows in a 3D style. Though Flip 3D is one of the less used features of Windows 7, some users may like to see the feature in Windows 8 as well.
In Windows 8, Windows + Tab (the original Flip-3D hotkey) keyboard shortcut allows you quickly switch between Metro apps.
If you are used to Flip-3D and can’t live without it, you can install third-party software such as the Switcher program to enable your favourite Flip 3D in Windows 8 as well.
How to install and use Switcher program in Windows 8:
Step 1: Download Switcher program from here and install it.
Step 2: Once installed, run the program. If you can’t see a desktop shortcut of the program, simply type Switcher in Start screen and press enter key to launch the program.
Step 3: When Switcher is running, you will see a small icon in notification area (system tray). Right-click on that icon and select Settings to change the default settings of Switcher.
Things you may like to personalize before Start using Switcher:
# In the left pane of Switcher settings, click General and then select Grid style.
# Click on Appearance and turn off the feature named Enable window numbers.
# Click on Shortcuts, and set a hotkey for Flip 3D. Though you can set Windows + Tab as the Switcher hotkey, we suggest Alt + Tab or Ctrl + Tab.
Step 4: Finally, click Hide button and press the new hotkey to see Flip 3D (Switcher) in action.
The only downside of this program is that it works great only in Metro mode.