Quite recently, I looked into learning javaFX-- as I had a Swing program that was sort of pushing up against the limitations of that library. So... HelloWorld in JavaFX. http://docs.oracle.com/javafx/2/get_started/hello_world.htm What it's supposed to look like: What it actually looks like: Anybody know what's going on? (This happens even if the code is pasted in directly from the code listing-- something I try as the last resort when learning to code.) Finally, I suppose I should ask-- does JavaFX have a future?