- The problem of smearing can be fixed by filling the applet with
the background color before drawing the string. This is done by
replacing the direct call to paint with a call to
repaint(). Such a call is handled by the Java Virtual
Machine and results in the applet being blanked (with the background
color) followed by the call to this applet's paint method
(thereby drawing the string).
- Observe the Graphics object passed to paint
belongs to this applet in this case. This is not always the case, though.