slider is a cool application launch bar, which is extremely configurable in its look.
Note: slider needs Ruby 1.8+ and ruby-gtk2 (I use 0.60.0).
The current default slider theme, dubbed blue, looks like this, if its open:
An alternate slider theme, dubbed brushed, looks like this, if its open:
Since version 0.4, slider also can be used vertically:
That’s the way blue looks if its closed:
Get it! Download: slider-0.4.tar.gz