Chapter 2

3D Desktop - 3D minimize the windows

[Using the 3D Window Button]
- Use the window button to minimize any application to the 3D space.
- The button is placed in the upper-right area of your current application window.
- You can enable or disable this button in Options [General\Actions] page.
[Using the TopBar]
- The TopBar lets you quickly access important features.
- The TopBar appear when you move the mouse in the upper-right area of your current application window.
- You can enable or disable the TopBar in Options [General\Actions] page.
- You can set the TopBar control and mouse over behavior in Options [General\Actions] page.
- When TopBar control option is enabled, the TopBar is displayed only if the CTRL key is pressed.
- When TopBar mouse over option is enabled, the TopBar creates the 3D Window when you move the mouse over the [3D Window] area.

3D Desktop - Working with 3D windows

  • [To move a 3D minimized window] Drag the window using the left mouse button;
  • [To rotate a 3D minimized window] Drag the window using the right mouse button;
  • [To restore a 3D minimized window] Double click the window using the left mouse button;
  • [To apply a docking effect to a 3D minimized window] Drag the window to the desktop edges, using the left mouse button;
  • [To zoom a 3D minimized window] Use the mouse wheel on the 3D minimized window. Use PageUp/PageDown keys;

3D Desktop - Action options

  • [3D minimize when RIGHT CLICK on Minimize Button] You can use right click on mininize button to 3D minimize the window, if this option is turned ON
  • [3D minimize when Minimize Window + ALT Key pressed] You can use left click and ALT key to 3D minimize the window, if this option is turned ON
  • [3D minimize when Minimize Window + CTRL Key pressed] You can use left click and CTRL key to 3D minimize the window, if this option is turned ON
  • [3D minimize when Minimize Window + SHIFT Key pressed] You can use left click and SHIFT key to 3D minimize the window, if this option is turned ON
  • [3D minimize when Minimize Window] You can use left click to 3D minimize the window, if this option is turned ON

 

3D Desktop - Display options

  • [Apply Window rotation animation] When this option is turned ON, the windows will animate in real-time when 3D minimize or Restore
  • [Apply Transparency for 3D effect] The 3D minimized window can be displayed transparent, if this option is turned ON
  • [Transparency amount] Select from 3 levels of transparency for 3D minimized windows
  • [Add Title bar tags on each 3D Window] The 3D minimized window will have a titlebar, when this option is turned ON
  • [Initial angle] Select the initial angle to be applied to the 3D Window
  • [Initial distance] Select the initial distance to be applied to the 3D Window

3D Desktop - Hot Keys

  • [Use hotkey to 3D minimize/Restore window] 3D minimize/Restore Hotkey is enabled, if this option is turned ON. Use the input control to customize the Hotkey.
  • [Use hotkey to 3D minimize all windows] 3D minimize all windows Hotkey is enabled, if this option is turned ON. Use the input control to customize the Hotkey.
  • [Use hotkey to restore all windows] The Restore all windows Hotkey is enabled, if this option is turned ON. Use the input control to customize the Hotkey.
  • [Use hotkey to show icon tray menu] Show menu Hotkey is enabled, if this option is turned ON. Use the input control to customize the Hotkey.

3D Desktop - Exclusion options

  • [Current List] The current list shows the available applications on the desktop.
  • [Exclusion List] The exclusions list shows the excluded applications. The 3D minimize effect is not applied on excluded applications.
  • [Show window class] The current list shows the available applications by class.
  • [Show window title] The current list shows the available applications by title.
  • [Update] Refresh the current list to show the available applications on the desktop.
  • [Insert] Insert the selected application from the current list into the exclusion list. The inserted application will be excluded from 3D minimize effect by class or by title.
  • [Remove] Remove the selected application from the exclusion list.

3D Desktop - Using sounds

  • [3D minimize window sound] T3Desk plays this wav sound when 3D minimize the window. Use the Browse button to select the file. Use the Play button to play the sound file.
  • [Restore window sound] T3Desk plays this wav sound when Restore the window. Use the Browse button to select the file. Use the Play button to play the sound file.

 

3D Desktop - Menus

To display the 3D window context menu you have to right click on the 3D window. The 3D window context menu commands:
  • [Restore] Restore the window to 2D.
  • [Options] Display the T3Desk options page to set the options regarding display, zooming, hot keys and sounds. Here you can also configure your 3D window animation, transparency effect, the 3D initial angle and distance, transition effects and more.
  • [Copy to Clipboard] Copy the 3D window image to Windows Clipboard. After this command you can PASTE the image into any image processing application.
  • [Close] Closes the window.