Number 1. when i examined closely at the minimizing effect of my windows, i noticed that when it minimizes, it does it BEHIND the dock, and including the background. i will show what i mean in normal use in the first attachment, and in the second attachment, i will use it with NEOS to exaggerate my problem. is it possible to have the dock not cover the minimize effect, or at least the background not making it look so annoying? Number 2. sometimes and randomly (i haven't discovered the pattern and reason ) when i plug in speakers, or headphones the volume would jump to only the left speakers. it dosen't always happen, but once in a while when i do something it would just jump like that. and I always thought that my ibook speakers, headphones, or external speakers are broken until i bought new headphones to try it out. i also thought it was the earphone jack that was the problem. apparentlly, they are all fine. it's just an automatic screwup in the system preferences like in the 3rd. attachment how can i make it consistant?