What is your screen resolution? Graphics card? We need more info.
I have an ATI Radeon HD 4800 series graphics card, main screen (26") is 1360 x 768. I hope this helps.
Thank you for any guidance in advance. Much appreciated.
1360 x 768.
That doesn't meet the system requirements and I think it's safe to say thatr this is the reason for the crash - the program is trying to draw the preferences panel in an invalid area since it cannot deal with the too small screen resolution properly. Increase the screen res and everything will probably work.
Yep, that was it. I switched to my smaller monitor at 1920x1080, no issues. I guess I need to pay attention to the small print. Thank you much.