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Are there applications (including web applications) that have animated toobar icons? I would imagine they would only animate on hover/mouse over, but I'd be interested to show someone this so we can discuss it. Personally I think it's a bad idea, but that's my subjective opinion. All I want is an example I can use without having to create one myself.

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If you really want to dive into the subject there is a paper called "Bringing Icons to Life" by Ronald Baecker, Ian Small and Richard Mander (found it on Google Books). Bare in mind it is from 1991.

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