In blender 2.60, all of the menus are vertically based. I guess that would be nice if you had a widescreen monitor, but they’re still a pain (at lease for me) to navigate. Is there any setting to make the menus more horizontally based, like they used to be?
RMB with your mouse hovering over the properties window will give you the option to change between vertical and Horizontal layout. Just split your windows to give the old layout and away you go. I’ll warn you that it will be horrible.