This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
I am very sorry, but I moved your original post to another forum because it appeared to be more appropriate there.
The original seems to have vanished mysteriously, and I am sure I didn't send it to the wrong place. I am afraid I still think this is more of a specific Swing topic than a general beginner's topic, so I shall transfer this thread to Swing as well.