How to Add a 3D Desktop to Windows 11 and 10

Windows has always stuck by a flat, two-dimensional desktop throughout its history. However, you can add a much more visually appealing 3D desktop to Windows with BumpTop. BumpTop is open-source software (acquired by Google) that turns the desktop into a 3D room with a top-down perspective.

Want to know more? Here is how you can transform Windows 11 and 10 with BumpTop.

How to Add a 3D Desktop With BumpTop

Installing and launching BumpTop will add its 3D desktop to Windows. BumpTop’s setup process is quick and straightforward. Furthermore, the software weighs in at a relatively lightweight 57.3 megabytes. Thus, you probably won’t need to free up any hard drive space before installing BumpTop. You can download and install BumpTop as follows.

1. Open the BumpTop website.
2. Click the Download link there to download BumpTop’s setup wizard.
3. Bring up File Explorer (press its Win + E keyboard shortcut), and open the folder that includes the BumpTopWindows-v2.5.exe file.
4. Double-click the BumpTopWindows-v2.5.exe to open that setup wizard.
5. Click Next to select I accept the agreement.
6. Press the Next button again to install the software.
7. Then double-click the BumpTop desktop shortcut to launch the software.

Now you’ll see the new 3D desktop in Windows 11 like the one in the snapshot directly below. That desktop is a 3D room with three walls and a floor. The room’s floor includes your desktop’s shortcut icons, but you can drag-and-drop them onto the surrounding walls with the mouse.

You can double-click those icons to open their software packages just like you usually would on the regular 2D desktop

You can return to the regular desktop by right-clicking BumpTop’s system tray icon and selecting Exit BumpTop. Alternatively, press the Alt + F4 hotkey for that option.

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