I give up. After two hours of scouring the Mac Help d-base to no avail, I have succumbed to requesting the help of fellow users -- Here is my story: My problem began earlier today, when I checked into the System Preferences pane. There, I noticed that the "Internet" preference pane (normally sandwiched next to Network, Quicktime, and Sharing) was gone. I felt cold. Thankfully, most of its features are resurrected in the Beta 2 preferences of Safari (all except personal identification stuff -- IP, etc. I now extract my IP from a website). Still, the psychological comfort of its lambent blue icon has been (so it seems) arbitrarily extinguished (see attached). Alright, I can still tend to all my ordinary, mind-dulling tasks. It's a sad, mysterious loss, but I've been knocked out before -- I always get back up. Then, the second blow. As an all-or-nothing solution, I see if it wont "Fix" after a simple restart. Hmm . . . nope! But even worse, when I open ANY folder, the toolbar is completely bare. Naked, empty. Relentlessly, my computer is being eaten away . . . an insidious bug, stealing my favorite Operating System's* most functional eye-candy . . . Has anyone encountered this problem before? If so, what is the solution? I can't do the old OS-9 "trusty-dusty" Rebuild Desktop. Let me know, please, while I am still able to access the Web . . . Sincerely Yours, City of Glass *favorite Operating System: in the broad scope, it is actually BeOS. But OSX Panther is supposed to be a redux with BeOS journaling re-applied to file browsing, so I may soon be won over.