Intel ® P4 Extreme Edition 3.4 (Gallatin) || DFI ® LanParty PRO875B rev B1
Crucial ® Ballistix Tracer PC4000 1GB || Mountain Mods U2-UFO Opti-1203
XFX 7600GT 560M AGP (PV-T73A-UDF3) || Corsair HX520W Modular PSU
You can get rid of the Anchor Icon / Settings Launcher with Gconf-Editor... Install it and go to apps/docky2/items/docky item and uncheck the box that says 'show docky item'... Or at least you can in 12.04, don't know if same option is available later.
I used Docky for a long time, but in the end I had to admit to myself that I just used a dock for the big, pretty icons.
Hey...why not just use regular ubuntu with unity (since your hardware can certainly handle it)...unity IS a dock you know and works better then docky and cairo dock anyway....
ok...true, it's on the left instead of the bottom...but i am sure you will get use to it pretty quickly
Or just think of the unity dock as a vertical taskbar cause actually it is kind of that too
Got you...I'm a one panel guy myself...actually, i usually only like my 1 panel on bottom (like on linux mint)...only reason i don't mind it being on top in the unity set-up is because of the global menu, so when my browser is open, i don't lose any space...