"kthxbye, It took me a while to figure out Carapace, as there is NO DOCUMENTATION and the website doesn't provide much help either. As long as Carapace is set as the default shell and the alternate shells are configured properly, it seems to work ok. "
Ugh! Tell me about it. Though - my problem was, installing it, setting it as the default shell - and then it simply never appearing & explorer being reset as the shell. I knew about the bug that would cause Explorer to be reset as the default shell (if you cick 'def' on the boot screen or something like that?) but even /that/ gave you the window to be able to choose a shell first!
I never even got that - explorer simply kept getting reset as my shell somehow.
S'okay - I deleted carapace, reinstalled, etc. etc. ad nauseum and it's working perfectly now - so I'm happy.
And there may be a lack of documentation - but pixol is /great/ - and answers any questions REALLY quickly, I've noticed.