Shock 4Way 3D: Customizable Virtual Desktop Manager With Awesome Transition Effects


Software that add multiple virtual desktops to Windows provide you with more work space without buying or attaching any extra displays. Virtual desktop tools are available in many functional forms; simple ones, such as mDesktop (an open-source application to enable up to 10 multiple virtual desktops on your screen with hotkey supported switching), and others with more focus on being an eye-candy to the users, like Blacksmith (a portable virtual desktop manager that lets users have the feel of Windows, Android and MAC OS X Lion operating systems with their corresponding transition styles). Today, we have another GUI-focused and slightly customizable virtual desktop management application called Shock 4Way 3D, which provides users with four virtual desktop screens and switches between them in a beautiful 3D interface. The application supports switching through hotkeys and has a very user friendly Screen Manager. Keep on reading after the break to find out more about Shock 4Way 3D.

Four different work spaces are available to for your use which can be used to open different windows on each virtual screen. This allows you to work with multiple applications and windows, and still avoid having clutter on your desktop. The application supports switching between the four screens using hotkeys. By default, the combination of Ctrl + Alt + 1, 2, 3, 4 lets you switch between the four virtual desktops. The switching transition looks very cool due to the 3D effect added for it.

Shock 4Way 3D

Other than the hotkeys, the screen switching, as well as other functions, such as accessing the Screen Manager or changing the language of the program can also be done through its system tray menu.


The Screen Manager allows you easy drag/ drop management of applications for sending them to different screens.

Screen Manager

The Options dialog box has Effect, Global Program, Hot Key and Wallpaper tabs at the top. The Effects tab lets you specify the Foreground Effect, animation Effect and Background Effect. Global Programs allows you to choose applications to be available on all desktops, while Hot Key lets you set custom combinations for hotkeys.


In the Wallpaper tab, you can choose a different wallpaper for each of the four virtual screens. Shock 4Way 3D also lets you choose a different background color and style (Center, Tile and Stretch) for each of the four virtual screens.

Option. Wallpaper

Shock 4Way 3D works on both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows Vista and Windows 7.

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  • aaron

    Screwy under Windows 7 x64 Enterprise with a cheap-o video card.  Works, but maybe takes better video card

  • Mustafa Farooq

    Does, this allow us to run 1 program, on each screen and like each one is running different, what i mean is, if i want to run rainmeter on two different screens, but each rainmeter is a different process, so  that i may have one set of skins on one screen and a different set on the other….? is there any other software which does that, or at least the combination of two, with one being a virtural desktop manager like this one….?

  • having been a multiple monitor user for some time, id like to know how this multi desktop app handles many screens ive more often than not been disappointed by the function of similar apps w/ more than one physical monitor in use. any one?

    • well i just tried it out, in response to my multi screen comment I find that it works quite well. each of the 4 virtual desktops represent all 3 of my physical displays and does not drag all of them together onto the primary screenbut in the 3d view only displays the main screen (monitor #1).. I am ruuning Win 8 dev preview x64 with an nvidia gf 210 and a gf 7300gt, snappy and responsive in 3d view