I have been a huge fan of True Launch Bar for years. I do not have anything to do with the product, nor do I get anything in return for “plugging” it. I use it a lot less now with Windows 7, but I still use it to put a command line right in the task bar. TLB is a highly customizable taskbar replacement for Quick Launch.
TLB offers a wide assortment of plug-ins, plus an SDK for developers. You can get TLB right now for $13.93, that is 30% off the normal price, and well worth it.
Now that you know what TLB is, I have created a simple little skin for the Command Line plug-in that gives it a Windows 7 look. Download the skin, then extract it to the “<TrueLaunchBarInstall>\plugins\cmdline\skins” directory.
Now if it were possible to update existing skins on the website. I want to lighten or even remove the dark border around the border so it looks better on lighter backgrounds. The zip file for the skin contains the skin image, but also contains the Paint.NET file so you can remove it if you wanted to.