It appears you found no way to rectify the problem with the preview window hourglass on Win98. I must admit I'm a little depressed about this... This is without a doubt one of the finest fractal programs there is.
There are millions of us still running 98 out here -- my system is several years old and it's faster than some new ones I've worked on running XP (I don't even want to think about vista.)
Any chance of a patch, or is there something we can do on this end, change some offending dll or the like?
Greg, once I will know it, I'll post a patch... but as for now, I didn't succeed, as you can see :|