Glad that was helpful sledgehammer.
And for those who long for the retro style of windows this unique V styled desktop converts in just a few simple steps, http://files.myopera.com/dsl-o/albums/550557/starktowin.png
1-Right click/select panel properties and drag measurement length to the max, if desired click appearance and drag alpha to the max for a solid color. close
2-Right click/select move on the clock, place to the right end of panel click into place
3-Right click/select move the notification and sound items from the upper panel down next to the clock, click into place
4-If desired -right click/select move or add new launchers on the left next to the menu.
5-Right click the upper panel and delete, donehttp://files.myopera.com/dsl-o/albums/550557/starkwin.png
about as difficult as plugging a thumb drive into a windows computer and copying a file to the storage drive when the screen saver is password protected.
oops..missed a windows favorite. 6- to add icons just right click the desktop and add a launcher or select desktop settings/icons and check the standards you want like trash and home.http://files.myopera.com/dsl-o/albums/550557/starkwin2.png