Quote from Visual J++ documentation for Graphics.clipRect():
clipRect(int x, int y, int width, int height)
Sets a clipping rectangle for this graphics context. The resulting clipping area is the intersection of the current clipping area and the specified rectangle.
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If the above is true, then it means once you set a clipping area, you cannot make it bigger, only smaller. Is there a way to reset the clipping area of an existing Graphics object ?