Just another screenshot showing off my desktop.
WinDec: Clear-Looks for DeKorator
In order to get your kicker look like those in the screenshot download the gimp template file, add a background layer to it and save it as your desktop background. Then create a panel at the bottom (height = 32, transparency = 100%) and one at the top (height = 43, transparency = 100%).
Everything should be solved easily, otherwise feel free to ask.