Hi, Javacool, I'm responding to your request at http://www.dslreports.com/forum/remark,17911645. Thank you for asking me to post here. My color theme is not one of the standard WinXP choices. Customizing has gotta be all or part of the problem, but it has no effect on SpywareBlaster's display. That's perfect without changing themes. The same issue makes it impossible to configure IE's advanced security setting sections w/o changing the theme to a more traditional one. It's hard to put a dot in a circle (or a check mark in a box?) when only text is visible. That part isn't such a big deal, as I rarely use IE. Edit: Specifically in IE, I don't see what's necessary in >Internet Options, >Security tab, >Custom Level and >Internet Options, >Advanced tab. A copy of my desktop Display Properties is attached, FYI. I got creative under the Appearance tab, in Advanced settings. Any suggestions will be appreciated, however if there's nothing to be done, that's alright, too.