OK, thanks, Chris and Stuart
1. I confirm that it does not work with 99% and 99%, either. It does not start configuration loading. Still on 800/600 w/h. (Caching may hide this, at first)
2. It was not the colour of the white bands that was bothering me, it was the fact that quite a bit of real estate was lost, as the maps plus sidebar do not fill the space allotted to them. I feel reasonably certain this was not the case with vv. 1_xx
3. I like the new interface, great improvement.