>After a quick trip to MacsBug, I found that "INKEY$" calls GetNextEvent >inside the runtime. <snip> Jamin, Thanks for a super sleuthing job! Your solution works perfectly and elegantly! >Better Workaround: >Use the TimeManager to schedule drawing of frames at a set interval, >allowing other apps to do what they need in the interval between frames I don't know whether I'm up to learning a new manager that I've never heard of. It's not even listed in the new FB Toolbox Help. But I definitely am curious. Any introductory pointers or samples available? 0"0 =J= a y "