thank you very much for both suggestions. Can we remove the 2 smaller meters in the archive properties and benchmark window? Archive properties:The textbox on the right should also have some glowing and should just contain header size and list of methods. Can we place the word 'folder' and its value in the box of the big meter (next to 'files') and solid and blocks and archive type values also (see example www.squeezechart.com/arc-properties.png). We do not need needles here. for benchmark: Your earlier box below the meters was better - can we use the progress bar style for each decoding/encoding speed?