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Q: Strange application switcher

Hey everyone,
Just discovered a bizarre application switcher from microsoft, somewhat similar to Apple's Expose.
Here's the screenshot

The thing came up when I clicked the mouse wheel. The mouse is Microsoft Wireless Laser Mouse 8000. Microsoft software that came with the mouse is installed. Checked the mouse buttons config, and it says that clicking the wheel brings up the Flip 3D.

But, since I use the basic vista theme with Aero disabled (like it more this way), there is no Flip 3D on my machine. When I enable the Aero, clicking the mouse wheel brings up Flip 3D.

Anyone got any idea what is this thing?
Actually i quite like it, because it is fast as hell, way faster and more useful than other third party "expose on windows" third party solutions I tried some time before.
I was wondering how to bring up this thing from my keyboard, but win+tab does nothing. As for now, only clicking the mouse wheel works.
Tried to google this, but didn't find any solutions. Any ideas?

Also, hi to everyone, fisrt post here.

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A: Strange application switcher

Hello BGSH, and welcome to Vista Forums.

When Aero is enabled you get the Flip 3D affect. When it is not, you get the standard select open window instead. See the tutorial below to see if this is what you are seeing.

Flip 3D

Hope this helps,

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Hi everyone - newbie poster here.  Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.
I have a Windows XP machine with a roaming profile served by Windows Server 2007.  Some time ago, the application switcher pop-up, which normally shows icons for all open applications, turned into a solid black rectangle (size adjusts, depending on the number of apps open).  This is true no matter what machine I use with my profile so it would appear that it is some sort of corruption at the profile level.
This is a work machine and I do have an IT company that I could have look at this for me, but something like this would come with an hourly charge so I'd prefer to figure out how to solve it myself as it's certainly not mission critical, just annoying.
FYI, I would call my self an intermediary Windows user.  I'm not a novice by any stretch (have been using PCs since the DOS days), but despite by computer geek leanings have never put the time into being true power user so please tailor any suggestions accordingly.

A:XP Application Switcher = Black Rectangle

Do what is says here: How to copy data from a corrupted user profile to a new profile in Windows XP.

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Please help. I'm going insane.

Why, when I hit Alt+Tab, does any application show more than once on the selection pane?????

Please see the attached .jpeg for better explanation.

Thanks in advance!!

A:Alt+Tab Switcher Showing More Than 1 Option for the Same Application!!


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too long; didn't read: I (2nd year CS Student) am looking for a way to increase the animation speed or disable the animation of the Logitech SetPoint "Application Switcher" Button on windows 7?

Hi All!

First off, I found this community by accident while looking for some tips and tricks! I registered and am curious to see if maybe I can receive some help or a pointer in the right direction with my issue (because it's not really a problem).

So, at home I have my windows 10 and use the M705 Logitech Mouse with the thumb-button configured to show my application switcher (Shows open Applications on current desktop and at the bottom a list of virtual desktops), which I LOVE.

Que coming to work. "Here's your windows 7 laptop."

... "thank you?" I do get it, security is important and they have it set up specifically to tailor their needs, so, while a tad disappointing, I understand why.

Anyway, I'm setting things up the way I like it and found that the windows 7 application switcher (ALT+Tab) isn't really that fantastic. I installed the SetPoint from Logitech because my mouse is more comfortable and was surprised to find that they had implemented a type of application switcher for windows 7! All in all, it works like a charm. The only downside being is that the animation is quite slow.

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Hello, I just run HJT scan and find strange application CL:\dos32.exe, i know that windows xp using ntfs, so that s why this is strange. If this is virus, spyware or so, can anyone help me with this. I paste my log, thxLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 21:18:21, on 8/2/2009Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exeC:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\ekrn.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXEC:\Program Files\SolidDocuments\SolidConverterPDF\SCPDF\SolidPdfService.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\carpserv.exeC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exeC:\Program Files\Synaptics\... Read more

A:strange application in HJT log is this spyware ...

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This only happens with certain programs.  
For example, I have Microsoft Outlook 2013 open and Chrome open on top of that full screen.  When I minimize Chrome, the picture from Chrome will still be partially visible on the screen even though Outlook is the top window.  To get it to fix itself I just have to click on outlook, and the image from Chrome disappears.
This only happens with certain programs.  
FYI, In Control Panel > Performance Information and Tools > Adjust Visual Effects everything is unchecked.

A:Strange issue when minimizing application

Hey FrogerMan!
I have 2 computers with windows 7 on them and I took a look at Control Panel > Performance.....>Adjust Visual Effects and they all have something checked if not all of them checked. I also noticed some radio buttons at the top of that tab:
Let Windows choose what's best for my computer
Adjust for best appearance
Adjust for best Performance
Which radio button is clicked on your system? I would check, "Let Windows choose what's best for my computer" and then see how everything looks. Microsoft says that these are "performance" issues and each one can be unchecked to increase system performance. If this works for you, you'll have to decide or choose which you prefer, visual enhancements, system performance or a balance between both.
Let me know what you find!

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Hi, I'm running Windows XP Pro, service pack 2. My computer has been acting strange lately - Browsing the internet is half (or less) as fast as usual, applications seem to load slower, quite often while browsing I get a "Page cannot be displayed error", this started about a month ago. I tried running AdAware and it prompted me for an update. When I tried, it would only get to 5% and then error out. I tried going to Trend (Housecall) but I kept getting errors and "Page cannot be displayed". In my event log, I see hundreds of errors like this one - Event Type: InformationEvent Source: MSSQL$SQLEXPRESSEvent Category: (2)Event ID: 17126Date: 12/28/2007Time: 6:38:26 PMUser: N/AComputer: WORKDescription:SQL Server is now ready for client connections. This is an informational message; no user action is required.For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.Data:0000: e6 42 00 00 0a 00 00 00 ?B......0008: 10 00 00 00 57 00 4f 00 ....W.O.0010: 52 00 4b 00 5c 00 53 00 R.K.\.S.0018: 51 00 4c 00 45 00 58 00 Q.L.E.X.0020: 50 00 52 00 45 00 53 00 P.R.E.S.0028: 53 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 S.......The source of all these errors is MSSQL$SQLEXPRESS, the event category is always (2) but there are several different Event ID's. I am running an internet filter from AFO, but this filter has been running for months prior to my experiencing problems. I also did recently install the latest version of Nero. Has anyone ever... Read more

A:Strange Entries In My Application Event Log

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I was looking at a PDF. I closed the PDF and pressed Windows+D (shortcut for 'Show Desktop'). The PDF closed, but then a bunch of other title bars with no title at the minimum size (something like 15x70px, see pictures) appeared. The Taskbar also showed buttons for each of the windows. Right-clicking on most of them did nothing.
I took a couple of screenshots, one when it happened and one after I closed several applications with the Task Manager (Adobe, Winamp, etc).

After that, I restarted, and everything was fine. Has this happened to anyone else, and is the cause for it known? Thanks

A:[XP] Strange Taskbar/Application Windows

see here:


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I just took a look at the event viewer/application and discovered 1000's of error logs.

The event id is 3013, and is apparently being generated by Vista's search index thing. Googling this one doesn't seem to reveal much.

Here's the details of one of these.

Log Name: Application
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Search
Date: 12/4/2008 12:38:30 PM
Event ID: 3013
Task Category: Gatherer
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: Bob-PC

Context: Application, SystemIndex Catalog

A device attached to the system is not functioning. (0x8007001f)

Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
<Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Search" Guid="{CA4E628D-8567-4896-AB6B-835B221F373F}" EventSourceName="Windows Search Service" />
<EventID Qualifiers="49152">3013</EventID>
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2008-12-04T17:38:30.000Z" />
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A:Strange Application event log error (3013)

Hi, this is your computer right? Netbeans isn't strange it is however specific it is a developers tool (XML) , you have it installed? If you acquired this computer from somebody else maybe you should talk to them otherwise uninstall Netbeans IDE.

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Don't know what the following error is on about... I get it everytime I close this Warez P2P application that uses Ares network.

"The exception unknown software exception (0x0eedfade) occurred in the application at location 0x7c81eb33."

After I press enter it then gives, " Runtime Error 217 at 04341C81"

A:Get this strange error when closing Warez P2P application, can anyone translate:)?

It's a bug in the program. Serves you right using crap software.

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In my VBA project (in Excel 2010) I have found strange cursor behavior, the same as Chris_E described for Access here:

This thread is intended just for info for those who register the same rare problem.

In my case I've found the problem was caused by using Application.OnTime event.
I am using this event for displaying time on UserForm. If showing the time is "Off", the event don't fire and everything is normal. But if I've set showing "On", the cursor in VBE moves to the last character in actual line of code ignoring space and behave as shown here:

The behavior is noticeable even during runtime: in TextBox control the mouse cursor changes from default (fmMousePointerIBeam) to Arrow as soon as the scheduled time is reached (in my case every 1 second).

Here is my piece of code:
' ShowTime_Work is global Boolean variable
Sub Time_Work()
' will show actual time in UserForm frmWork
' more info on [URL]http://www.cpearson.com/excel/OnTime.aspx[/URL]
If ShowTime_Work = True Then
Application.OnTime Time + TimeValue("00:00:01"), "Time_Work"
frmWork.lblTime.Caption = Format(Now, "h:mm:ss")
End If
End Sub

Good Luck!

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I noticed this Alt-Tab replacement for Vista. Anyone tried it?

Switcher for Windows Vista

I'm searching for reviews but so far I haven't come up with any info.

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I've seen some HDMI switchers - very cheap

Can I use these to control 2 PC's using one display?

Just wondering how I can use my wireless keyboard?
I do have an old switcher lying around somewhere - this was really poor - the graphics on the second machine very bad AND the worst thing was havig loads and loads of cables!

Any ideas?


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I received a series of video files of mixed types ? flv and mp4. They open correctly but without soud? and sometimes a receive first a warning shield saying ?audio switcher: out?.
Please advise what can be done to receive the sound.

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Is it possible to show the App Switcher (left bar) permanently? I exploit Metro as an additional environment for non-professional issues, but I easily lose track of what apps remain open, which isn't always favorable. However, I would prefer to not include apps in the taskbar, because my taskbar buttons have labels.

I'm probably doing a poor request, constantly having the left bar open would typically overlap Metro's tiles.

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I accidently moved the Windows Switcher Icon from the Taskbar to the desktop and cant get it to drag back. Of course this renders it usless because I cant see it with other windows open. How can I get it back on the taskbar?

A:Windows Switcher

Hello Supersebe, if you click on this link it will give you your answers;
Flip 3D
Once you sort it out you may like this other option or you may prefer it to a quick launch icon;
Flip 3D - Add to Context Menu

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C:\Documents and Settings\mike\My Documents\Downloads\28.Weeks.Later.2007.CAM.SN\28.CAM.MovieX.mp4::Elecard MP4 Audio Handler (ehs)
AAC Decoder::Out
Audio Switcher::Out​
Media Type 0:
Audio: PCM 48000Hz stereo 1536Kbps

majortype: MEDIATYPE_Audio {73647561-0000-0010-8000-00AA00389B71}
subtype: MEDIASUBTYPE_PCM {00000001-0000-0010-8000-00AA00389B71}
formattype: FORMAT_WaveFormatEx {05589F81-C356-11CE-BF01-00AA0055595A}
bFixedSizeSamples: 1
bTemporalCompression: 0
lSampleSize: 1
cbFormat: 18

wFormatTag: 0x0001
nChannels: 2
nSamplesPerSec: 48000
nAvgBytesPerSec: 192000
nBlockAlign: 4
wBitsPerSample: 16
cbSize: 0 (extra bytes)

0000: 01 00 02 00 80 bb 00 00 00 ee 02 00 04 00 10 00 .............
0010: 00 00 ..

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Reference to post http://forums.techguy.org/multimedia/565002-audio-switcher-out.html

The cd that i got it tell me, dont have the right info to install it.

My info of motherboard and chip are...
General Information :
Manufacturer : MSI
Product : 915GVM3-V
Model : MS-7223
Version : 1.0
Serial Number : To be filled by O.E.M.
Support MP : Yes, 1 CPU(s)
Version MPS : 1.4

General Information :
NorthBridge : Intel i915GV
SouthBridge : 82801FB/FR (ICH6/ICH6R) LPC Interface Bridge

The multi media audio is on yellow ? in hardware device, can someone help me find that nessesary update for this audio problem?

A:audio switcher out

What does device manger say ???
lets start there first...

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Hey guys, I am using switcher, and I'm wondering if I can make it so that I can press my shortcut button, expose will stay on, then to close it I press my shortcut button again. Don't really like how I have to hold down my shortcut to see the expose. Thanks

A:Switcher question

Switcher means Win+Tab ? Then there is a way .

Switch Between Windows - Flip 3D Shortcut

Right click on the desktop > New > Shortcut

In the create shortcut dialog box , write "%systemroot%\System32\rundll32.exe DwmApi #105" (copy & paste)

For the icon, Right click on the new shortcut > Properties > Change icon

In the box write "%Windir%\explorer.exe" and you will get your desired icon there . Press OK , Apply , and again OK .

Now right click on it , and select " Pin to the Taskbar " and delete the original . One click, it will stay on, next click, you are back .

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I've just recently re-installed everything on my pc, but still I have a minor problem. If I leave my pc, with open programs or browser windows for a period of time, the program switcher appears, as though I have pressed Alt+Tab, and stays visible. If I then click on any icons to open a program or folder, my pc acts as though I have right clicked, and brings up a menu, or properties. I have to re-boot to get things back to normal. Could anyone tell me what the problem could be, and how I could solve it. Thanks in advance.

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I'm thinking of replacing alt tab entirely with the 3-d version. The only downside I see is that you can't use just 1 alt-tab to quickly switch to your last active window. Is there another reason to use the old alt-tab other than personal preference?

It is quite a thumb cramper to curl under extra far to hit the windows key, but other than that I love the new feature.

A:Window switcher instead of Alt tab?

Here's a good look if you don't like the windows key

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I'm having a problem called "audio switcher out", i'm unable to play music and watch movies with sound. Is there anything i can do to fix this?


A:audio switcher out

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Issue: the 'Winder Switcher'
Location: lower left corner of the bottom tool bar
In the past: you can scroll though the open windows, as they appear on your screen visually, at a nice 45? angle, and you pick the window you wish to return to.
Today: This scrolling is no longer there... just a a box comes up and shows you via a 'flat screen look' what apps are open by name and box, no view of the application itself.

What changed - I had Speedup my PC and their Tweaker program ( this is offered Uniblue) on my system. I removed it as it caused more grief then good.

How to: Now, where can I find the 'switch' that allows for this scrolling to work as it did out of the box? It is not an option that I see in the Winder Switcher Properties section of the app.

Any help is appreciated.

A:Window Switcher

Solved the problem via the recommendaton from Brink:

" You must have the Windows Aero color scheme turned on for 3D Filp to work"

I thought this was a std. feature. Guess not.


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I switched to a Mac Pro three years ago and with Tiger it was Great, with Leopard it slowly gums up with crud and I have to keep doing a reinstall from scratch. I tried Snow Leopard upgrade but the same "permission" problem is still there. Will have to do a completely formatted new install of the system -- again. Lots of users are having problems with Snow Leopard, by the way.

That was basically why I switched from Windows. It sounds as though Win7 might have improved things? I have an old laptop with XP2 that I use on rare occasions, but am pretty much out of touch.

I am ready to buy a new machine and am seriously considering going back to Windows. Actually I started with Dos -- really dating myself.

When I switched to the Mac there was a forum to help; Is there any forum aimed specifically for those who switch to Windows?

Maybe you can help me with some answers:

1. The Mac Pro interiors are clean and easy to swap out drives, add ram and cards. No tangle of cords. I don't suppose the Windows PCs have improved that way?

2. I read that only with Win 7 Pro, can you get older XP programs to run. But does that mean limiting some of the function or power of Win 7?

3. The restore feature never seemed to work. The old Roxio "Go Back" was a lot more helpful for me. Is the new restore better? I used Acronis and was able to restore my drive with that, but wonder if the OS restore has improved.

4. On the Mac I had all four hard drive slots filled (interior) ... Read more

A:Potential Mac Switcher -advice?

Hi marliz and a warm welcome to the Forum,
I have no experience of Macs so cannot really help on most of your questions but I don't like to see a post that gets no response at all.
I can answer one point though, It is No1 above . "The Mac Pro interiors are clean and easy to swap out drives, add ram and cards. No tangle of cords. I don't suppose the Windows PCs have improved that way?"

That depends entirely what make you intend buying. Why not build your own or go to a company that will build for you to your exact specifications. You can then specify exactly how you want the interior to look so far as cable tidies etc are concerned. There is a Tidy Cable enthusiast on this Forum. Perhaps he will read this and comment. Meantime I will try to find him as his signature showed his passion for tidy insides. Plenty of screenshots too if I recall!

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Hi All,

I use my laptop at lots of different locations and some have static addresses... Anywhere decent apps I can get to so i can use for this instead of manually doing it all the time?

Thanks in Advance..

A:Network Profile or Switcher

Sorry but what are you actually asking for?

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I constantly get this error recently when alttabbing

It just goes on random. Tried google searches but no help.

Can anybody give tips how to avoid this? (Also before modding my explorer.exe with start orbs this already happened)

A:Task Switcher (Alt+tab) problem


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Elite proxy Switcher.....Hmmm

I dont know much about proxies but wanted to try using one.
some one here said to download elite proxy server which i did. I scanned a heap of IPs in it, but most came up dead ( not working ) there was about 3 that were working, and they were level 1 highly annonymous ones.

I selected on of the working ones and double clicked on it to activate it in elite proxy switcher..

once its activated i can no longer searh in google. if i try it just says

Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage.....

as soon as i disable the proxy it works fine....whats going on ? ? ?

why is this happening....whats the point of using a proxy if you can no longer use the internet . Im confused, what am i doing wrong ? or is the elite proxy switcher programm thats the problem ?

Im using vista by the way.

pls help me solve this.



A:Elite proxy switcher

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anyone know of a way to switch operating systems without having to re-boot my computer to the OS choose screen. My two operating systems are Windows Vista Home Premium and Windows XP Home Edition. Thanks.

A:operating system switcher

I have xp pro and vista on 2 drives-if i want to access the alternate one, i go into my computer and click on the required drive and access it via the user/documents etc settings-from there i can use most of the files that i have on that particular drive. I dont think you can actually open that into a bootable drive via this method-i think that will have to be done by either re-booting into BIOS or rebooting and tapping F8 just after the post screen

i may be wrong but hope this helps

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Been running 8.1 since it was released, and everything seems fine, except for one recurring bug that I'm having. My metro app switcher bar (the one on the left hand side of the screen) gets "stuck" and the won't pop out to show the running apps. Obviously, a reboot brings it back, but I'm wondering if anyone else that has experienced this has found a permanent solution.

Thanks for the help.

A:Metro app switcher stuck

I am not sure what you mean by "stuck".

How are you trying to access it? By touch or by mouse?

By mouse you would simply drag the mouse pointer to the absolute most upper left point on the screen and it will show the switcher bar and then dragging down will pop it all the way out. Is this the procedure you are following?

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Hi I read another guys post about this as well and saw some one ask for their computer set so heres mine using p
Error is as follows.
Audio Switcher::Out

Media Type 0:
Audio: PCM 22050Hz stereo 705Kbps

majortype: MEDIATYPE_Audio {73647561-0000-0010-8000-00AA00389B71}
subtype: MEDIASUBTYPE_PCM {00000001-0000-0010-8000-00AA00389B71}
formattype: FORMAT_WaveFormatEx {05589F81-C356-11CE-BF01-00AA0055595A}
bFixedSizeSamples: 1
bTemporalCompression: 0
lSampleSize: 1
cbFormat: 18

wFormatTag: 0x0001
nChannels: 2
nSamplesPerSec: 22050
nAvgBytesPerSec: 88200
nBlockAlign: 4
wBitsPerSample: 16
cbSize: 0 (extra bytes)

0000: 01 00 02 00 22 56 00 00 88 58 01 00 04 00 10 00 ...."V..&#710;X......
0010: 00 00 ..
Media Type 1:

majortype: MEDIATYPE_Stream {E436EB83-524F-11CE-9F53-0020AF0BA770}
subtype: MEDIASUBTYPE_None {E436EB8E-524F-11CE-9F53-0020AF0BA770}
formattype: FORMAT_None {0F6417D6-C318-11D0-A43F-00A0C9223196}
bFixedSizeSamples: 0
bTemporalCompression: 0
lSampleSize: 230400
cbFormat: 0

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Punto switcher is taking up nearly 10x the memory then all other programs combined and there are multiple copies. I have tried to take it off of windows 7 to no avail. I am really good at finding sites in Russian pertaining to how to take care of the problem, but can't find an English one at my level of experience. The computer has gone to blue screen as a result of this program that was built into xp or somehow added later. I think its a windows issue because it is not in control panel under uninstall/change programs. I am also wondering why now after I have had the pc for 3 years do I start seeing this program now that appears to be Russian and came with the PC. Did something change my settings such as a virus? It is used to change English to Russian as a translator. The only reason I can think of it being so high is as a result of something running in the background and changing all of my files to send it off somewhere as part of a trojan or some other hack and that punto is just picking up on it and if thats possible how do I figure that out? Any ideas?

A:Solved: Punto Switcher

>> http://www.shouldiremoveit.com/Punto-Switcher-76988-program.aspx

>> http://www.file.net/process/punto.exe.html
I don't recommend downloading/installing any software to "remove" the app (as noted in the first link).

If it's not listed in Windows, try using CCleaner or RevoUninstaller.

Also, the STOP or ERROR code on the BSOD will indicate the cause of the problem.

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Originally Posted by Airbot

Beta Version 1.0.2 (September 20, 2009)

Added support of new wallpaper styles of Windows 7Fixed "Tile" and "Center" wallpaper styles on Vista and XPAdded "Show task numbers" option (Appearance tab)Added "Check for new versions of VistaSwitcher online" optionPressing the number key twice switches to the selected taskImproved performance and memory usageSome other bugfixes and improvements


A:Vista Switcher Beta 1.0.2

Thanks mate, quite nice little application.

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At first I have to say that I'm not looking for a desktop switch, which switches between two or more desktops with windows on it.
I am looking for a application which allows to switch between two or more desktops. With "desktop" i simply mean the wallpaper with the desktop icons on it.
Mine is very overcrowded and so I searched for a solution that allows to adapt my workplace to the thing I'm doing. If I'm programming i want links to all my compilers and tools, if I'm gaming I want all my games at the desktop.
Thanks a lot for helpful ideas!

A:Desktop Switcher (read before you think you know what i mean!)

Hi Male and welcome to Vista Forums

Have a look at this Vista/XP Virtual Desktop Manager - Download

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Ok so with all the firefox betas, and addons that may or may not work (despite nightly tools) does any one know a decent way of switching on the fly.

A:Firefox Profile switcher

On the fly, no; but you could add the


switch to the shortcut command line, and then it will ask which profile to load on startup. More here (if you haven't seen it),

Managing profiles

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Is there any software which will allow you to switch between any keyboard layout you want on the fly? I mean, the one built into windows honestly sucks. It will randomly switch back to the default layout whenever you stop typing. So, can anyone point me towards a good piece of software, or can anyone tell me why the built in one doesn't work properly?


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I am looking for some type of plugin or addons that can hide my real IP address. I have tried program called HideIP or is it HideMyIp (Can't remember) it doesn't work good making browser real slow. I once tried Firefox proxy switcher.. It doesn't work very well... are/is there any plugin that can hide my real ip address without causing slow browsing speed for firefox? Help is appreicated.

A:Hide my IP/Proxy Switcher and etc???

A few come to mind:-

Switch Proxy Tool

Foxy Proxy

Fox Tor

Proxy Toolbar

Or Go Here and search through all the security related add-on's.

Good luck!

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Today in IE 8.0 I had a message supposedly from microsoft that I need to download the microsoft online protection tool. I went to save the file but noticed a weird domain so i did not save or open the file. I ran malwarebytes and combo fix and got a BSOD. Now I am in safemode. Everything seems to work fine in safe mode. Any help would be appreciated.Edit: I just got the "Windows Internet Security" message in Safe Mode. It says: "Your browser is under the threat of infection. Windows requires your permission to install online protection tool."Thanks,-JesseDDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Jesse at 16:53:21.47 on Mon 03/22/2010Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18882Microsoft? Windows Vista? Ultimate 6.0.6001.1.1252.1.1033.18.3312.1959 [GMT -7:00]SP: Windows Defender *enabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}============== Running Processes ===============C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exeC:\Windows\system32\lsm.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunchC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcssC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcsC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroupC:\Windows\system32\SLsvc.exeC:\Windows ... Read more

A:BSOD and Malware, DNS switcher?

Fixed, problem was that something infected my router from a different computer which constantly changed dns.

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When I Alt + Tab in a game, there are 4-8 apps with blank icons, like Search, Networks, Snapped Desktop, and Immersive Background. Is there a way to remove them?

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I have the window switcher icon on my taskbar but get no actions when I click on it. Any ideas on how to get it working again would be greatly appreciated. Please keep any remedies you might have as simple as possible. I'm an novice to cyberworld and slow at best. Thx.

A:window switcher (inoperable)

Welcome to the forums, try removing flip3D using the method one step2 or method two step6, then install again using either method one or two. HTH.
Flip 3D - Add to Context Menu

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is there an easy way to switch network settings from a home network to a work network with out having to go in and change ip addresses every time?

A:network settings switcher

If you're using NT, Win 2000 or XP should be able to create a home login and work login and set them up, then settings would be appropriate but not 100% sure.

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In Windows 8 and previous, we could execute the Task Switcher shortcut to programmatically bring up the Alt-Tab window without needing to press Alt-Tab. NOTE: This shortcut is located in:
C:\Users\Default\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch
and is still present in Windows 10 after upgrading from 8.1

This was immensely helpful for setting up a mouse shortcut button to bring up the task switcher. I had mine configured when clicking the middle wheel, the task switcher appeared. Then rolling the wheel allowed selection of the desired active application, and a second click of the wheel selected that application.

After upgrading to Windows 10, the "Task Switcher" shortcut no longer works. When attempting to execute it, nothing happens.

Also on eightforums.com, I discovered a method of creating this shortcut manually (i.e. referencing the appropriate GUID shell action ( Shortcut - Create in Windows 8)

However, this has stopped working in Windows 10.

Is there any way to recover this functionality in Windows 10?

Also, as an added bonus, is there any way to bring up Task View in the same way? Task view shows all virtual desktops and may be a more efficient way of navigating open programs than the Task Switcher.

I'm sure both of these are simply different shell GUID's (similar to the eightforums link above) but I don't know how to go about finding them.

Thank you for any direction!

A:How to create shortcut to Task Switcher?

Hello hilltop, and welcome to Ten Forums.

If you like, you can also press the Windows + Tab keys to open Task View.

Task View for Desktops - Open and Use in Windows 10

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Is there an application that changes your desktop background every time you boot?

I guess that's an obvious one, but factor in one thing, just one: It can't be running the whole time.

Run on startup, change the background, and exit itself.

Any app that does this on Windows?

A:Desktop background switcher on startup?

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Hi, I've had a problem with the app switcher since upgrading to 8.1 and was wondering if anyone has had the same problem.

When I hover the cursor in the top left corner when two or more apps are happen, I get small white outlines instead of the small preview images that I used to get on Windows 8 (screenshot attached to this thread, with settings), making it impossible to see what application I'm switching to!

Dell Latitude E6220
Windows 8.1 Pro
i7-2640M @ 2.8GHz

Would appreciate any help, thanks =)

A:App Switcher / Top Left Hot Corner Broken?

Did you try moving the pointer into the upper left corner until you see those boxes, then moving the pointer slightly down?

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Help, what should I do!!
One of those "Would you like to set your Home Page to "http//www/searching.net/"? is on my screen right now!!
and I can't close it by Ctrl+F4, which usuallly works. I don't want to click "No" - it might say "No" but who knows what it really does. I can't get out of the page. What should I do...immediately?!
(I was looking for .dll files and used this link from my Favs...but it's certainly not dll files anymore!)

A:Need help now!!....a Home Page switcher is on my comp right now..!!!

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For the past few years I have used Dell laptops for Karaoke connected to multiple screens via a matrix HDMI 8x8 switcher. I recently bought the satellite L50, tried it out last week connected to the Matrix HDMI switcher but got the following error on the TV Invalid Format. I have connected direct to LG and Sony TV with no problem so the switcher seems to be the problem, can anyone help me or give some advice. Regards Brian

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