sb56637: First thing I have to say is SpiralLinux (SL) is great, and definitely seems faster than Ubuntu Mate, which I have used for years. I've been running SLon a 4GB laptop and I am pleasantly surprised how well it runs.
I installed all my favs and I can say I like it better than UbuntuMate and am thinking of installing on my Desktop PC.
Only one minor issue: I am one of those crazy people who want an uncluttered desktop (just a cool nature scene, no words). In UbuntuMate there is an app that hides things that land on the screen. It's called "show desktop icons" under a command named "Mate Tweak" and it sets on my top panel (see photo). I need this because if i don't have Thunderbird (mailer) on the desktop it won't stay down at the bottom tray with all my other always used apps, and I don't want to see it.
How do I accomplish this using using SpiralLinux? (Is it even possible?)