I've just upgraded to 3.4.2 and the problem now seems to be resolved. Thanks.

On 3 January 2013 11:43, b4m <besancon4me@gmail.com> wrote:
Sorry guys! It's 32 bit Linux, Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS Precise Pangolin.

I use the Ubuntu Software Centre for updates etc. and they still seem to be distributing Gramps 3.3.1-1 so I hadn't realised I was behind with the version.

I've backed up and I'm DL'ing the latest version from Sourceforge now (but it looks like it'll take about half an hour!) I'll see if that fixes it.

On 3 January 2013 11:18, Ken <kbergen@telus.net> wrote:
As Gramps runs on Windows, Mac and Linux it would help if you told us the
operating system including version that you're running it on.

On January 2, 2013 03:08:27 PM b4m wrote:
> Gramps 3.3.1-1   People view
> I cannot seem to expand the Birth Date column in the People view so that it
> is viewable. It displays as a thick grey line, and I have tried dragging it
> with the mouse, and also deselecting the column in the 'Configure View -
> Configure People' option and re-selecting it in a different order, but it
> just reappears as another non-expandable thick grey line.  What am I doing
> wrong, please?
> Thanks