Thanks for these tips. I was able to connect the two tools just yesterday. My problem was that I originally put both, in separate folders, on the d: drive under "d:\Program Files\DonationCoder_Portables\" . Now, none of the macros described in the *.sctool files exactly helped me, and my hunch is that the problem was caused by the space in the "Program Files" directory name. The %ProgramFiles% macro would, I think, only search "c:\Program Files\" and not "d:\Program Files\" , so I could not use it. Putting in the absolute path to "d:\Program Files\DonationCoder_Portables\EasyScreencastRecorderPortable\EasyScreencastRecorder.exe" , with or without the double quotes around, did not help either - the screencast tool would not load into SC. I ended up transferring the screencast program's folder directly under "d:\Program Files\DonationCoder_Portables\ScreenshotCaptorPortable\Tools\" and now the line
app = %THISDIR%\EasyScreencastRecorder.exe
works as it should. So perhaps you could check out one day how spaces behave in paths defined in *.ctool config files. I was not able to find any examples for comparison on precisely that.
One other suggestion I'd have at this point would be to add the (possibility of adding the) ESR icon to the Quick Capture Bar and a customizable shortcut option to go with it. Maybe when SCR is past the alpha stage
Thanks again for your help.