This is driving me crazy. I have an applet that works fine in JRE 1.4 but in JRE 1.5 my validate and repaint commands don't seem to be doing anything. If I minimize the application and then restore it, a repaint happens and I can see what I just did. I am using Swing componants like nested JPanels and such. Does anyone have any idea as to what might be causing this? I would really appreciate some advice on this. Thanks.