You dont like wbar.
I thought it looked stunning, can you put in on other window managers? How do you play with it to add/delete things?
It is good, isn't it. First thing to do is find the default definition file (/usr/share/wbar/wbar.dot) and copy it to your home directory as .wbar. You can then modify the applications, icons, etc. Syntax is pretty simple - each application takes three lines:
i: which points to the icon to be used, c: which is the command to execute and t: which is the name to display when the mouse cursor is moved over the icon. Wbar can be touchy and if it doesn't like the icon specified, it will simply not appear. If I have problems I start it from a terminal so I can see what error it is coming up with...
Under Vector, there is a script - /usr/bin/vlbar which is used to start Wbar. If you look at it, you'll see some of the startup options. Entering 'wbar --help' from a terminal will get you the rest.
I've got Wbar set to autostart under Xfce. I did find that if I log out and log back in again, Wbar would often start too quickly and end up with the background not displaying cleanly. As a result, I specified a script file to start it in Settings > Autostarted Applications. As below:
#slow down Wbar startup to give the WM time to stabalize
wbar -above-desk -p bottom -isize 34 -z 1.8 -j 1.0 -bpress -nanim 3
Works well, and I'd hate to be without it...
There's a screen shot of my Wbar setup under one of the 5.9 betas - you can find it here:http://www.users.waitrose.com/~paulm/images/vector59.png