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Alt-Tab flipping in Windows Vista

When running Windows Vista on a non-graphic-capable PC [not having at least DirectX 9 capable graphics processor], you lose the comfort of enjoying eye-candy features like Aero Glass, Flip 3D [Win-Tab switching] and graphically enhanced Windows Flip [Alt-Tab switching]...

What you can start to enjoy [even without having a capable graphics card], is the ability to switch to preferred application simply by clicking its icon while holding the Flip window open. Proves useful when having a lot of applications open at once. In pre-Vista Windows editions you'd have to tap the Tab key a few times to get desired application's tile selected and release the keys to set application focus.