Never mind... I went back and did it all again and this time I got a very nice looking search bar, with a transparent background. I don't know what happened the first time but I think UAC was getting in my way... Anyway, thanks to whoever put together the Vista theme; it looks great.
I did the theme, with help from several folks, especially Matt B. It IS an improvement, isn't it? Now if I just had this as a 64-bit version, I'd be happy. Unfortunately, I can't run DQSD these days since there isn't a 64-bit one. I tried to do it myself, but no joy. Charlie. -Original