software, I'll do it like that. I've found some seemingly generic AppleScript code that I can launch from within my ObjC class that sets the dimensions of other App's windows. So I should be able to set the size of it's window, and still have amp visible underneath to return to it as needed.
Oh, and your idea above, about playing music, is a good one. I'll look into that.
On a kinda seperate note, sharkbite mentioned above about an AppLauncher, this is actually fully finished and implemented in my dev version, and will be in the next release (which is actually getting pretty close - but I will need some quick feedback from you guys for bugs once I release, as a lot of new stuff is added in this release)
Here's a picture of it. From within it there is an editor, which is extremely simple.. You just select "New" then point it towards the application, and it guesses the name (but if you arne't happy with the name, you can change it), and it pulls the icon for it from the app itself.. So it's really completely effortless and quick (and entirely touchscreen friendly [TSF!])