hi, xp sp3, 2.5gb mem, ati x1300. it's an old acer 5620 laptop, so could well be my hardware
it's cooliris that breaks, so removing it wont fix cooliris hehe. i run the x-mouse button thing so i disable middlemouse for firefox, sketchup, xnview, etc.
closing cirlcle dock b4 running cooliris fixed it. hiding it doesn't, if that helps.
Cooliris is only fullscreen, i don't like that
The redrawing issues i have are java webpages such as the streaming monitor on www.advfn.com
(unfortunately u need to register to go there) and software is sketchup
Not really much of a problem. i'd rather run circle dock with problems than not have it at all
Thanks for getting back to me, i use java update 11 for firefox (same problem with 10).
i did send an email to cooliris chaps and they said it's probably a fight for the topmost graphics layer.
All in all it's no biggie, i don't use cooliris all that often and i can just bring up circle dock and hide it in a corner of the screen where it wont conflict with other things.