I clicked on wbar in the menu and discovered a wonderful quick launch bar. My question is how do I close/move/tweak it?
To customise, copy /usr/share/wbar/wbar.dot to ~/.wbar and edit it with your favourite text editor. The content is fairly self-explanatory. To change its position, size, etc, have a look at the inbuild help:
-config conf-file (eg: $HOME/.wbar)
-above-desk run over a desktop app (ie: xfdesktop)
-isize i icon size (eg: 32)
-idist d icon dist (eg: 1)
-zoomf z zoom factor (eg: 1.8 or 2.5)
-jumpf j jump factor (eg: 1.0 or 0.0)
-pos p position:
top | bottom | left | right |
center | <bot|top>-<right|left>
-dblclk ms ms for double click (0: single click)
-bpress icon gets pressed
-vbar vertical bar
-balfa i bar alfa (0-100)
-falfa i unfocused bar alfa (0-100)
-filter i color filter (0: none 1: hovered 2: others, 3: all)
-fc 0xAARRGGBB filter color (default green 0xff00c800)
-nanim i number of animated icons: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, ...
-nofont if set disables font rendering
I found that running it with the normal Xfce autostart meant that if I logged out and logged back in again, it would often start too quickly to allow the desktop to stabilize. As a result, I ended up creating an entry in Settings > Autostarted Applications that calls a script, which allows me to use 'sleep 2' to slow down Wbar's load speed a little.
There is also a new GUI interface to allow adding applications and arranging them. I don't have too many details, but some can be found here:http://www.gnomefiles.org/app.php/Wbarconf
The command line I'm using to start it is as below, only uses a few of the available options:
wbar -above-desk -pos bottom -isize 28 -bpress