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Okay, when I use the setBackground() method to change the color of the background, nothing happens. Instead, my background is transparent. Why is this happening?

Here's my code:
 
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Read the API for JApplet, particularly the second paragraph of the class description. Then observe that there is a "See Also" link. Click that link and go through the API documentation for the interface.

After that, go through the tutorial on Performing Custom Painting where you wilkl learn the correct way to do this in Swing.
 
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