All, I want to take up the issue of text missing in initial display of menus and dialogs again and see if there isn't an easy solution that can be found for R14. The initial description is detailed here: http://trinity-devel.pearsoncomputing.net/?0::12245 Basically the first time a menu or dialog is displayed, there will either be text missing or the dialog group labels are cropped/clipped in half until focus is removed from the window and then restored. The most prevalent problems are seen with the 'GroupBox' container label which are almost always initially displayed 1/2 missing. (I believe GroupBox label is the technical term) An example of the text chopped in half is shown in this screenshot: http://www.3111skyline.com/dl/dt/trinity/ss/kmail-config-clipped.jpg The screenshot shows an actual option chopped in 1/2 but that is the way most of the GroupBox labels first appear (it is just really difficult to get a screenshot because when focus changes to ksnapshot, the window is refreshed and the text redraws in full) I don't know what part of TDE is responsible for drawing or painting the .ui dialogs, but that seems like a good place to start. Has anyone done any research on this or know what part of TDE to start looking at? I presume this basic function must be a tdelibs function. I've opened 1983 to track this issue: http://bugs.pearsoncomputing.net/show_bug.cgi?id=1983 If you find relevant information, please add it there. Thanks. -- David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.