Ok. Here is screenshot of how I work. I want to be able to redefine the "desktop" area to exclude the bit at the top of the screen where the fancy stuff is going on - so that when I maximise windows they wont cover it, and icons on the desktop will stay below it, etc etc. I know this can be done somehow, since toolbars do it (and not just microsoft ones). Does anyone know how? I can't find anything helpful on google. Btw, in case anyone was wondering, the "fancy stuff" is the Tripex winamp plugin, and yes I know its horrible pop stuff playing but its 1:20am and I need something light.