I'm afraid that I'm addicted to trying out various programmes and desktops, and one that I've tried before is
which I've just revisited and its moved on and is now very workable, and I've moved over to it from
LXDE. It is
currently showing version 0.4.1-2 in the unstable repository, but there is a more up-to-date version available at
http://razor-qt.org/ with version 0.5.2.
There are plans afoot to merge razor-qt and LXDE both of which are niche desktops with a small developer base's, and a merger would benefit both desktop environments leading to a really serious desktop environment.
But my desktop under razor is having a top panel with my system tray, and cairo-dock at the bottom, which is exactly the
same under LXDE. But my beef with razor is that I can have
clip-it, a clipboard management programme, running but no
icon showing in the system tray.
So to get round that problem, which to me is a deal-breaker, I use LXDE where it all just works flawlessly. I've had a
play around with
enlightenment - a nice desktop but seemingly mainly eye-candy with a steep learning curve to get
anything serious done, and
awesome which requires major work just to get a menu and desktop showing! And I just don’t
have the time to spend configuring it for the menus, or to get a
rollup/rolldown button on the title bar of programmes
windows. [SOLUTION - use the 'openbox' configuration manager > appearance > window titles > shading].