well i've just been fiddling with setting, etc. and i figured out my problem. I right clicked my desktop then went to properties then appearance and it was somewhere in the advanced appearance settings.
Okay, well here is my problem. I just bought my laptop during the summer and after I had installed windows XP media center edition, I noticed some weird things happening with the menu bar. Whenever I open minor applications (paint, word pad, sound recorder, pinball, etc...none of the major apps do this)the menus at the top of the screen (File, Edit, Tools, etc) seem to be highlighted with white. When i click on the menu itself, the whole tab turns white and stays like that. When i open internet and try it, they stay grey like they are supposed to do. I really don't know where to start with this problem. Thanks in advance!