Yes, the Windows logo key is labeled "Start" on my current keyboard
(Microsoft Wireless Comfort Keyboard). Hold that key while pressing Tab.
Like using a Shift key to make capital letters. Or <Alt>+Tab to switch
windows. One short way to say it is to press <Win>+<Tab>. Unlike many key
combinations, though, as soon as you release the Start key, the Flip-3D
disappears. Hold down Start while you press and release Tab to make the
merry-go-round spin until you get to the window you want to use, then
Pressing the Windows logo key alone should produce Vista's Start menu.
There are a lot of variations in keyboards! My several previous keyboards
each had two Windows logo keys, often called WinKey or just <Win>. My
current keyboard has only one and it has both a small Windows flag and the
R. C. White, CPA
San Marcos, TX
Microsoft Windows MVP
(Running Windows Live Mail 2008 in Vista Ultimate x64 SP1)
"Maurice" <Maurice@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> Much thanks for the timely reply. Flip 3-D is what I sought. I have a
> 'Windows' keyboard but regrettably, I do not know what key represents
> "start". This has two keys each with the microsoft logo. I've tried a
> number of combinations with no success. Continued guidance sought
> "R. C. White" wrote:
>> Hi, Maurice.
>> Are you talking about what Microsoft calls "Flip 3-D"? If you have the
>> hardware and Vista version to support Aero, then there are several ways
>> trigger this. Probably the easiest is to press <Start>+Tab.
>> If that doesn't work for you, or if it is not what you want, please post
>> "Maurice" <Maurice@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> > I have seen Vista users go through folders and files in a manner much
>> > like
>> > what one sees on an Apple MAC. There is a "3D" effects and the folders
>> > appear in front of the desktop. Looking for the name of this feature
>> > and
>> > how
>> > one does this. I am working with a Vista Ultimate machine.