To quote the lovely helpfile
which comes with it:
"What Is Flarp!Bar Anyway?
Flarp!Bar is a powerful and
highly configurable utility to offer keyboard-centric launching of web
browsers, programs and documents on your PC - via a unique scripting
system which makes visiting "http://www.blah.com" as easy
as com blah, and a Google search for "some search words"
as easy as ggl some search words."
The internal default skin looks
(except it spans the bottom of your screen - or the top if you prefer)
It comes with
a couple of alternative skins (one is a cold-blooded clone of the WinXP
Silver interface, the other an ultra barebones style) and it's fairly
simple to create more.