I just installed ilife 09 on my dell mini 10v as well, and was a bit disappointed with the screen resizing issue and thought that garage band would be un-useable on the mini. That was until I remembered that you can use some of the keys on your keyboard to control recording and playback. The other buttons like adding tracks and what edit windows to view are acessable from the menu bar. So use your space bar to play and stop playback as well as to stop recording. Press the letter "R" to start recording. Press the letter "Z" to skip back to the beginning. Use the left and right arrows to fast forward and rewind. Although its not the perfect solution it does make garage band useable on the mini. Also I ended up connecting a external monitor, keyboard and mouse to my mini during my recording session and found the keyboard shortcuts I mentioned the easiest to use even with a full screen and mouse available. Its faster to press the keyboard keys than to move the mouse and press the on screen controls.