Pardons if I'm posting a repeat thread. I did a couple of searches online for a such thread with no luck. And I have a pet peeve about going about finding something without knowing where it is. The boot panel is the one with the metal Apple logo and the words "Mac OS X" immediately underneath it, as well as the progress bar. It appears after the initial startup screen with the gray apple on light gray. Where is the panel file located? Also, I installed a theme, called Shinobi, on my machine. (Implication: Compatible with Panther) The background smoothened pinstripes are replaced with a much darker set of grays (almost black), and the progress bar doesn't look different than the standard large Aqua progress bar. How can the Shinobi theme take over the boot panel?