SystemCommands + Animated Icon
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SystemCommands + Animated Icon

Updated May 28, 2006 by Andreas Dirscherl

Comment #1 Sunday, October 16, 2005 9:34 PM
I'd like to try it .. but where does the file SystemsCommands.exe go? It would be nice if there was a readme file within the zip file for those that aren't used to doing such things.

So basically .. how do you set it up?

Comment #2 Monday, October 17, 2005 9:39 AM
Hi MrBiggZ,

Sorry that I have not added a readme file.


Copy the SystemCommands.exe to a folder you want to (e.g. "C:\program-files\Docklets\").
Then make a new shortcut to "...Docklets\SystemCommands.exe" on your Dock.
Now, if you click the left mouse button (on the SystemCommands-Icon) the Menu should open.


I hope, I could help you!
Comment #3 Monday, October 17, 2005 3:29 PM
I followed the directions and it worked great. Thanks. Nice docklet.
Comment #4 Monday, October 17, 2005 6:26 PM
All i get is german, I think.
Comment #5 Monday, October 17, 2005 6:28 PM
Forget my last comment. i found the setting.
Comment #6 Monday, October 17, 2005 8:17 PM
Andreas ..

Ok .. that makes sense! Now .. how to you get the animated part of it to go?

Because if I switch the icon to the .png that you gave you get a bunched up version of the graphic frame by frame.

It's getting there!

Thanks again!
Comment #7 Tuesday, October 18, 2005 10:06 AM
How to set the animated icon:


First you have to download "Animated Shotcut"-Docklet by AndreasV


After installing the Docklet:

Do a right-click on your dock, goto "Add" and then on "Animated Shortcut".

Then the Dock creates a new "?"-Icon. Rightclick on this Icon to set properties. In the opening window you can change the Program-Path, Shortcut-Image (Animation), ...


I hope this helps you!
Comment #8 Tuesday, October 18, 2005 10:25 PM
Comment #9 Wednesday, December 28, 2005 9:25 AM
Hi Andreas,

I suggest to rename "Idlestate" (Ruhezustand) to "Hibernate" that is more commonly used for this state.
Typing error: use "System Properties" instead of "Systemproperties".

Your app is well done, so it's worth eliminating minor flaws to get it perfect

Comment #10 Saturday, January 7, 2006 12:36 PM
Hi Gents ~~ Andreas...nice docklet but I also am one who gets no option available to me to link the docklet to the .exe when I right click on the nicely spinning .png ....If I begin with a "?" then it doesn't spin -- only the multiple images all bunched up -- but the .exe DOES work.

Any new ideas?
j dott
Comment #11 Saturday, January 7, 2006 12:54 PM
This works great. Thank you so much, you have allowed me to eliminate two other docklets from my dock (start menu and shut down).

To those having problems getting the animation to work properly, make sure that you have the 'animated shortcut' docklet that he links above, the simple animation docklet will not work. Once installed, you just set the path to the .exe and to the image.
Comment #12 Saturday, January 7, 2006 4:38 PM
Just cause it wasn't mentioned -- Put a copy of "anishortcut.DLL" (from the aforementioned link in comment #7)in either the /docklets folder or the /objectdock folder. One of those works..."System Commander.exe" can go in the /docklets directory, though that really doesn't matter I think.

Oh and contrary to the opening declaration, Hibernate is still Idlestate. Don't be fooled!

Anyway, it's a sexy little thing!

Hahaha ...this is a prime example of "rushing a product to market"
Comment #13 Sunday, January 8, 2006 5:15 PM
Hello! i added animation in dockelt.. now when i click object dock close her self... why ?!??!
Comment #14 Tuesday, January 24, 2006 5:58 PM
Even on the "English" setting, there's still a German command in the "Control Panel" menu. "Systemeigenschaften." Clicking it bring s up the System Properties window.
Comment #15 Monday, February 27, 2006 10:25 PM
When I download this docklet, I get what is apparently the original version prior to the updates (10/8/2005). Am I missing something, or did the wrong version get uploaded?
Comment #16 Saturday, April 15, 2006 1:58 AM
@ quotequad: Sorry, that I have not answered your question. And you are right: I have uploadet a prior version of SystemCommands. Sorry!! I will upload the current version next time.
Comment #17 Tuesday, April 25, 2006 3:02 PM
your docklet is kinda cool ... i think i m gonna get my Photoshop back to give that damns png a try ..

Chef Garry
Comment #18 Friday, April 28, 2006 8:29 AM
cool! I like the control panel much better than the real one. Thanks
Comment #19 Saturday, October 7, 2006 12:29 PM
I have a docket that toggles my taskbar on or off, with the sys-com docket I can eliminate the windows taskbar altogether. Niceone
Comment #20 Sunday, February 15, 2009 11:54 AM
This is one of my very favorite. Why no one has made a animated png for thunderbird??????

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