>in fact, the problem was there were "/" directories in some pref folders. I had the exact same problem as you. >I asked to Michael Phipps to add these ones to a future SF remove request and it seems there are gone now (thanks Michael) >I think you should try again. >BTW, the FAT driver for beos seems to broke the case of filenames. You may want to zip your downloaded repository under windows and restore it under BeOS. You'll have the right filenames. thanks! i'll go ahead and try out. i wanted to suggest also, perhaps this is not the right place to do so - to seperate the system-wide define for menu colors from the system-wide definition of the BMenuField colors , this way one can still have gray menus, but with cool yellowish BMenuField's on his app (also, because i wanted cool menuFields, i now have to leave with a yellowish taskbar, and thats ugly.) - thuoghts? guy.