I'm using MAX2010_64, Dual Nvidia QuadroFX 3450s, DirectX display drivers.
Thanks for that. Couldn't remember where that Gizmo Corners setting lived.
Attached is an image showing the display issue. The FP tree object is selected... yet it does not show as white and is very hard to see against the gray background.
Here's the weird thing... it does it only at different times. So for example I was in MAX and the selected FP tree object shows the problem. I captured the screen, went to my image viewing app to prepare image, when I first return to MAX... (for some reason) the tree object shows correctly (as white) in all 4 views, but the instant I change the selected view... the selected FP tree object goes gray again.