For any that have follow my rant(s) on the issue of Windows colors -- that being text set to white turning black -- I found a guy on the Windows Seven forum that tested and informs me that it ms /is changes MS made to Windows 's use of both the Basic and the Aero themes that in fact DO cause the shift.

He says that he can make me a "patch" if I would like -- and I think I would -- that I will be glad to share if anyone else is interested. I'm just glad after all this time that I found the answer!

Chuck Billow