Introduction: Windows XP and Vista Four Desktop Modification

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I was looking around on the internet, and i came across this. looking around on instructables, i didnt see it so i thought i'd share it.


this cool gadget lets you change your whole desktop & windows with two or more key-strokes in a matter of seconds.

download link:

Step 1: Get the Program

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go to: and download the file
save it to your desktop
open the file using winrar (
extract all to a file on the desktop
when it is done extracting, you should see an icon like the one in the picture
double click on it, and a grey box should appear
click on the far right tab, and if it isnt already, change it to English
then click on the far left tab, and check / uncheck the buttons you want to press inorder to change to another desktop

Step 2: Change the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Background

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now close the grey box, and find a .bmp picture that you would like to use as a background for one of the four desktops

this step is the same for all four desktops, and i will show you once

1) copy the .bmp picture
2) go to the yod3d file and paste the picture inside
3) there are a few picture files already inside the yod3d file delete the one named desktopwallpaper1
4) go back to the picture you just pasted into the file, and press rename call it "desktop wallpaper1"
5) to change the others (desktopwallpaper2 and 3) repeat the steps 1-4 renaming it for the respective file you deleted

once you are done changing your desktop backgrounds, double click on the yodm3d icon again, and wait for the grey box to pop up.
when it opens up, press "OK" to load the desktop bg's to yodm3d

now just press your hotkey (mine is ctrl+shift) and the right arrow key to change to the next screen!

amaze your friends with this cool trick and browse confidentially!


LinuxH4x0r (author)2008-01-07

total rip off of beryl -vista sucks!

littlechef37 (author)LinuxH4x0r2009-01-29

seconded !

foxtrot4697 (author)littlechef372009-04-12


knex_mepalm (author)foxtrot46972010-04-06

 quaded, fourffed

IzBisch (author)knex_mepalm2010-07-09

five times says I... fifthified... pentaed!!!

Saturn V (author)IzBisch2010-08-14


Kirbsome! (author)Saturn V2010-08-18


simpl456 (author)Kirbsome!2011-12-23

octubled, yes that's a real word

JazzmanSA80 (author)LinuxH4x0r2008-02-04

Nothing wrong with giving the same functionality to XP/Vista users as well. I love Beryl, but I have to boot XP pretty often, and this lets me keep my XP and Linux set-ups as similar as possible in terms of interface. Unfortunately, it looks like the download link is broken.

i wish linux and windows people would all get along. i love both

JazzmanSA80 (author)JazzmanSA802008-02-04

There is a working download link on this forum thread:<br/><br/><a rel="nofollow" href=""></a><br/>

badbradmx (author)LinuxH4x0r2010-11-29


lopez8675 (author)LinuxH4x0r2008-10-22

whats beryl

tinker234 (author)2011-05-22

gosh thats good could i do it with windows 7 profsenal on my other laptop

evilgenius 398 (author)2011-02-05

you should try shock 4way 3d. it has more effects than yod'm and it is free. i hate how linux has all these cool effects for free but if you wanna customize windows you have to pay an arm and a leg for it.

sushantparab (author)2009-10-01

but these is trial version. how get full version?

ibuildcoolstuff (author)2009-02-09

Take a look at shock 4way 3D. You get the same features plus a windows vista areo efect, a grid efect, and a wavy cube efect all for free. To find it, just google Shock 4way 3D Have fun

hey cool this is free and almost as good thx

Crail (author)stormer11272009-08-13

stupid question (probably) can you use shock 4way and yodm at the same time? (different quick keys)

ibuildcoolstuff (author)Crail2009-08-14

No, it is a good question. I am sure you can ( if that is what you want to do). You would just have to make sure it did not use too much of your system memory and you would also have to make sure you had a seperate hotkey for both

Crail (author)ibuildcoolstuff2009-08-15

just tried it. Some problem with managing the desktops. Ie: you will lose what you had on one desktop if you switch back to the other.

bixter_baxter (author)2009-03-24

Just use Linux... Hoo Rah 4 Compiz Fusion! Windows is just a user-friendly virus anyhow.

stargazer418 (author)2009-03-18

I tried this, but your download link seems to be dead. It says "410 Not Found" and says that the server can't be found.

Davvik (author)2008-07-27

Cna this be easily removed from the computer?

ibuildcoolstuff (author)Davvik2009-02-09

Yes Simply go to add/remove programs in control panel and remove it

jurismah (author)2009-01-16

This is so cool...i've tried it....but the website you gave has broken links... here is the workable one... ....(note: the software was renamed to DeskSpace...and it is trial)

Open Revolt (author)2009-01-06

Yod'm 3D is now called deskspace. It isn't freeware, but it gives you all six sides of the cube, instead of four.

garrett10 (author)2008-12-30

how much memory does it take up?

xanderperson (author)2008-12-15

this is pretty cool

jimmarz (author)2008-10-30

Thank you borge I got it!!!:)

GorillazMiko (author)2008-01-07

This is pretty insane, it looks cool. Even though I myself do not like Windows Vista because of more bugs and stuff, it just looks cool. This is a nicely done Instructable.

Grey_Wolfe (author)GorillazMiko2008-06-17

Same here on the Vista thing. Only reason we have it is because XP 'wasn't available' for this model. Dell's way of scamming you out of a few hundred dollars because you've got to pay extra to get enough RAM to run Vista smoothly. What a rip-off.

Redgerr (author)Grey_Wolfe2008-07-18

ohh lame! i built my computer so i ordered a set of xp to go with it-- costed me like 50$ more but i HATE vista lol... you can allways downgrade if ya want lol :) thats what most of my friends did when they got vista :O good luck with vista lol

lopez8675 (author)Redgerr2008-10-22

vistas good, you just have to know how to use it

Goodhart (author)2008-03-01

Is some of this site down? I went there and although I was allowed in, once I tried to download, I got this:

410 Gone
Vhost '' Not Found.


Metal4God (author)Goodhart2008-10-20

ya me 2

collard41 (author)Goodhart2008-08-26
beneath that it has an alternate mirror
DavidRobertson (author)Goodhart2008-07-15


DavidRobertson (author)Goodhart2008-03-11

me too

me four (sorry for redundace go ahead and mark me as spam)

Derin (author)DavidRobertson2008-04-14

me three

HardCoreHacker (author)Goodhart2008-03-25

Me too

Slick36 (author)2008-10-13

Be Careful with the site, because i checked it with my spyware software(mcafee) and the only safe download was the cubed screens thing. so be careful

collard41 (author)2008-08-26
an easier way to change the backgrounds is to right click on the taskbar iconand select &apos;Manage Desktop Wallpaper...&apos;. this is a much easier way.
livesteamfan (author)2008-06-29

How much video memory does this program need? When I try to run it, I get a message saying Direct3D error(4) Maybe not enough video memory Close all game before running Yod'm 3D. Try change some options.

Xellers (author)2008-03-04

Will this slow down the computer noticeably?

legendofaj (author)Xellers2008-06-18

no, it will not make the computer run slower. i use it all the time and nothing seems to go slower

pbpenguin5 (author)2008-03-25

never mind it does work w/out it

pbpenguin5 (author)2008-03-25

do i have to have that winrar program to run this? i'm trying it now so i guess i'll find out....

pbpenguin5 (author)2008-03-25

i found another link here

hope that helps

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