Is that the ADE interface itself, or the display of the books?
If the book display, is it all books or just some?
If you can't get it to work, try the earlier and more reliable v1.7.2.
Version 1.7.2, it is a little difficult to find, available on Adobe site for Windows and for Mac.
The forum software is sometimes corrupting the link above. There shouldn't be a blank in 'editio ns.html'. The following redirects to the same page: http://tinyurl.com/diged172
thank you for answering... it is the program ADE itself, the books are showing fine, but all the rest is squares, so it's no fun at all working with it. the old 1.7.2 was ok, so maybe I really go back to it...
best regards, Michael