Thanks for the quick response, stretchedthin. I currently do not have VL7 installed -- is the GSB repository available within gslapt but inactive? If not, what are the particular steps to activate it?
Glad that Alacarte looks helpful to you; my understanding is that it did work with Xfce 4.6 and earlier. Always good when a question can turn into a solution...
I am preparing to install VL7 on my 'tester' machine later today. I will update this Topic regarding my progress with VL7 and Alacarte. If all goes well, I will probably put in a request to add it to the main repository.
BTW, VL7 looks polished and professional on the live cd. It is VERY quick on cd, so and I really curious about how it acts once on a hard drive.