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TopDesk 1.4 Bring “Expose” Functionality To Windows

By David Ponce

In my rather inelegant opinion, the most fascinating feature of Mac OSX, is “Expose”. For those (very unfortunate) of you who’ve never seen Expose, it’s this feature that lets you tile, at the press of a button, all the windows you’re using so that you can quickly jump to the one you need. It’s very appealing, visually, and also happens to help, productivity-wise.

Well, Windows lubbers rejoice, for company Otaku Software has released TopDesk 1.4. This program purports to do the same. It requires Windows XP, so, um, if there ever was a reason to upgrade, here you have it.

You can set the program to tile on the press of one of three hotkeys. Alternatively, you can set hotspots that will trigger the tiling function or, finally, via one click on a floating button.

I haven’t tried it yet, but I will right after I publish this here article. I’ll let you know how it goes.

Maybe.

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9 responses to “TopDesk 1.4 Bring “Expose” Functionality To Windows”

  1. […] Via: OhGizmo |Tags: TopDesk, Windows, Expose […]

  2. Adam says:

    WOW!

    downloaded it, installed it, bought it 5 minutes later!

    blinding little application.

  3. Ben says:

    You know, Miscrosoft has a free windows powertoy available that gives you a preview pane in the Alt+ Tab viewer, same functionality and a more natural UI for seasoned windows users.

  4. dponce80 says:

    If you believe alt-tab to be anything like Expose, then you’ve obviously never tried Expose. Try it, then come back and tell me if you think it’s just as good.

  5. David, I’m from Otaku Software, the developers of TopDesk. Thanks for mentioning us :).

    If you’d like to drop me a line via my email address I’d be happy to send you a beta of the next version of TopDesk – it includes a new way to switch windows that’s not a feature of any OS that’s out *yet* (hint, hint ;)).

  6. […] Check out OhGizmo!’s article featuring TopDesk 1.4. In my rather inelegant opinion, the most fascinating feature of Mac OSX, is ?Expose?. For those (very unfortunate) of you who?ve never seen Expose, it?s this feature that lets you tile, at the press of a button, all the windows you?re using so that you can quickly jump to the one you need. It?s very appealing, visually, and also happens to help, productivity-wise. […]

  7. Lior says:

    Small bug I found…
    judt download it. I am using it for about 5 min Very cool utility.
    When the current window is one of outlook (2002 in my case) by clicking on F10 its show only outlook related window (very selfish outlook)

    Dispite that COOOOOL
    Carpe Diem
    me

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  9. […] A few days ago, we brought you news of Topdesk a great piece of software that reproduced on Win XP the nifty ?Expose? functionality found on OSX. For those of you who only rarely come out from under your rock, ?Expose? is a feature that lets you dynamically tile all the windows you?re using so you can find the one you?re looking for more quickly. It looks great, and helps with productivity. Anyway, the software works like this. Upon the press of a button, or a mouseover of a predefined region of the screen, all your windows will resize, line up in the middle of the screen, and tilt sideways (like on the picture). Then, you simply flip through them (hence the name) with your scrollwheel until you find the one you?re looking for. […]