alright last question, how do you make a seprate dock?
No prob MV, this is assuming that you're using ObjectDock Plus which allows multiple docks and tabs, and it's currently running.
Double click the OD icon in your system tray, that opens My Docks. Simply click create new dock and you'll see a brand new dock on your desktop with your controls open.
Set your dock up for the conditions that you want for minimized windows and system tray, then delete the 3 default dock entries which are Start Menu, Configure ObjectDock and Unload ObjectDock, from this dock.
At this point that particular dock will only display your active system tray icons and what ever you have minimized.
Also you may want to note that if you leave the Start Menu docklet on this dock, you will have eliminated the need for the windows start menu and taskbar because now it's all built into your new dock. This means that you can forever auto-hide the standard start menu.
From there you can use any of the backgrounds in your collection, or zero out the background entirely with the transparency slider.
Take you time, it's really easy.
And please remember this, when you're trying to learn, the silliest question is the one you don't ask!