This happens with most programs I click on right after starting up my computer - like ThunderBird, Everest, etc. I'm not sure if maybe it's something caused by ZoneAlarm - it usually takes ZA and avastHome a bit to load after I reach the desktop. I have all these programs set as "allowed" in ZA so I know it isn't that. I scan my computer for viruses and malware/spyware on a daily basis and nothing has been reported. I'm not sure what's going on, but it seems rather odd behavior for a newly installed OS. If anyone can help me with this I would sure appreciate it.