bookmark bar (the vertical bar on the far left-hand side of your screen) are
grayed out until you mouse over them? Lotus purposely did this in order to
accentuate the icon by displaying it in full-color once the mouse is over it.
Well, it doesn't need to be this way. In order to display the icons in full
color all the time, simply go to File --> Preferences --> User Preferences. In
the "Display Options" section of the Basics tab you will see a place to change
the icon color scheme. By default this is gray, but you can change it to either
full color, system color or pale color. Choose the full color option.