Commands in Demand provides a collection of tools and shortcuts to make it a centralized all purpose utility.
Of note is that every time the program starts there is an error that it is “unable to add hot key Ctrl+Alt+S” (see image), in its help file this hot key combination is described as:
…always reads the Clipboard contents (from any of its section you are working with, and even if its window is not visible), by pressing the Ctrl+Alt+S keys’ combination from your keyboard
Going down the program’s sections Commands in Demand includes the following:
It can kill unrepsonsive or other tasks, remove idle processes, copy text from any system error message, restart Windows Explorer, open task manager and kill a print job.
Next is a section to manage Windows Explorer with buttons to open subfolders, go one level up or deeper, minimize or restore windows, keep the active window on top, resize the active window, add transparency to it and more.
A Clipboard section that can read clipboard items, save them to a text file among others.
A multi-page Desktop section to show or hide desktop icons, use a screen magnifier, an on screen keyboard, capture active or other areas of the screen and gain access to Windows 7’s GodMode control panel.
The Devices section has shortcuts to Device Manager, open and close optical drives and safely remove USB.
Files and Folder has a text file joiner, hash checksum calculator, a list alphabetizer tool ( that can import text files or work with manually entered text) and a few more shortcuts.
Graphics has a color picker, EXIF viewer and image convertor.
Icons can extract icons from files, hide and show desktop icons and refresh them too.
Internet has the shortcut to a translator, HOST file editor and additionally a shortcut to Google and Neave flash maps and another to search using any of 12 search engines.
Memory and CPU has live CPU and memory usage meters and an ‘Instant memory cleaner’ button.
Miscellaneous features a calendar that can calculate days between dates and a few ‘stress killing’ games.
Network has the shortcut to the Network Connections window and a tool to create Network and TCP/IP statistics reports.
System is another multipage section with shortcuts to the command prompt (normal and colored console), system folders plus an operating system ID report with common info like version, processor type, Windows product ID and more.
SysTray can mute/unmute sound, hide/show clock and a few others.
Taskbar can add transparency to the task bar and hide/show it.
Text and Editing has the join files and online translation shortcuts and two potentially useful tools to separately convert Unicode and ASCII texts between upper and lower case.
Windows Applications is simply a collection of shortcuts to things like Regedit, Task Scheduler, Character Map and others.
The Shutdown Panel has the reboot, standby, logoff , hibernate, shutdown and monitor off buttons.
The Tools of Mine section is basically a launcher where the user can add any shortcut and run it (see image above).
Commands in Demand (Version: 12.2 tested) is freeware, one zip file that doesn’t require installation and should run on Windows XP and newer.