I think it defaults to being a window on Workbench, and would thus have the same colors there. You have to change it to full screen mode first, up the colors to 8, as it should also default to an ugly 4 color DOS look. Change the colors in the menu, but you have to remember to also go into the menu and save the look. Also, if the phone book is used, there are separate pallets that can be used for each single board you call. It would default to the programs default look, but you can customize them there, but you also have to remember to save store and save it there.