Arduino environment bugs?

I just had my arduino delivered today and downloaded the environment. Running WIndows Vista.

When I run the .exe file my environment is all buggy.

Not getting proper menu functionality...sketchbook menu wont work at all.

Please help.

Screenshot here:

http://picasaweb.google.com/linusb1/Arduino#5418931978912231826 http://picasaweb.google.com/linusb1/Arduino#5418933111387868386

Most likely a Java issue. Renaming the Java folder that comes with the IDE usually solves the problem. You most likely have a new version of Java already installed.

agreed - likely java problem. If deleting the java folder doesn't work or is too daunting, this monstrosity will probably work - just try to ignore the duplicate tabs etc - use the ones on the left.

Worked like a charm...thanks...got my first program running! Woo hoo. :)