Activate In Built Windows 8 Flip 3D Feature

by Abhishek Bhatnagar on April 17, 2012


Windows 8 consumer preview has been made public some time back, since that time we have been using windows 8 as our primary OS for doing everything on PC it seems and feels much faster, easier to use and with the new smart metro UI and apps lot more things are much simple because of the sleek interface of the windows 8 start screen metro UI apps.

We have already written several windows 8 tips, you can read our Windows 8 Tutorials and Tips. Today we will tell you how you can enable Aero Flip 3D feature in windows 8, as by default its disabled in windows 8 however you can enable it back after doing following our procedure below.

1. Press Windows Key + R to open run prompt and then type gpedit.msc and press enter.

Enable In Built Windows 8 Flip 3D Feature


2. Now navigate to Computer Configuration >> Administrative Templates >> Windows Components >> Desktop Window Manager – Locate the settings in the right page which says Do not allow Flip3D Invocation – double click this entry to change the settings and then select disabled so that Flip 3D gets enabled.

Activate Flip 3d Effect In Windows 8 

You should know the following info about this windows 8 setting. This policy setting allows you to configure the accessibility of the Flip 3D feature. Flip 3D allows the user to view items on the Windows desktop as they are being flipped through in three dimensions.

If you enable this policy setting, Flip 3D is inaccessible

If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, Flip 3D is accessible, if desktop composition is turned on. When Windows Flip 3D is activated with the Windows+Tab keys, a visual version of the desktop is presented and items can be flipped through to select.

Please Note: Changing this policy setting requires a logoff for it to be applied only then you will be able to see Flip 3D in effect.

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{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Rutger January 21, 2013 at 5:08 am

This had me excited because I’m a fan of Flip3D, and I changed the settings according to this article…but it doesn’t work. :(

dinesh diwan April 26, 2013 at 12:15 am

I also tried but there is no changes. It doesn’t work. Please give us another tricks or software about flip 3d.

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