Well, I started this thread last February, I do not remember when I was good before that. So it would have been caused by my machines reaction to some update prior to that.
It could have been a Win 7 update that did it too. About that same time I noticed one other graphical oddity. I play online poker, and at WPN when I try to make player notes there, the notes window comes up transparent, not truly transparent, cause if I drag it it takes whatever was under it to the new position.. I reported that to them, but still no resolution.
You didn't catch it, and I didn't mention it, but that laptop has a beautiful, but different display. Where most flat screens are LED, this laptop has a LCD screen.