I’m on Windows 7 x64 Home Edition having tried installation of Blender 2.57b and Blender 2.57. I was previously doing little tests in Blender 2.x releases and thought I knew the GUI layout.
That’s why I’m quite curious about whether or not the GUI layout has changed in 2.57 or if there is a bug in my setup, Blender or something else. See the attached screenshot of Blender taken on start up.
I tried pressing Space, clicking twice on “Load Factory Settings”, but all I got was that layout looking very different from layouts seen in video tuts on blendtuts.com for example.
Uninstalled Blender 2.57b, including removal of any config folder and similar. Then started another installation. No change. So I tried 2.57 … still no change.
Quite accidently I realized some output on top of window after pulling down topmost panel. See the second screenshot on that … That message doesn’t appear on startup, but after trying to load factory settings …