im still not entirely sure why the shortcuts weren't launching on your machine.. maybe some security setting..
i just changed the method from depending on the system to launch the shortcut link to interrorgating the system to find the linked to object and launching it directly.
there is an added benefit from finding this bug though, which is that this method lets me use the new helper exe i just added which means that F&R can just hand it off to the other helper and resume its work more quickly. so overall its a win.
strange about that gray bar - i thought i fixed it... well i'll just call it a feature and move on
i think i'll make this an official release..
and then decide whether the next round of work will be on new features in F&R or on Process Tamer improvements.
thanks for the help testing.