Hi All, I am posting my "funnel module" demo named T&C for testing on your machines running various OS, 7 to 9. See: ftp://topo.math.u-psud.fr/pub/lcs/fb/DragAndDrop/ Expect crashes. Or failure to change icon promptly (predicted by Waverly). Those problems are gone on my machines, but yours may bring nasty surprises. Bowerbird asks why I want to stay below 8Ko. (I am at 6Ko). It is because this this is my swansong with FBII. The competitors are near 30Ko in the same functionality -- which can be called "feeder module", "gateway module", "funnel module", "profile module" etc. --- it passes a configuration and dropped files to a bigger application. Probably most similar existing modules are compiled applescript; clearly Apple considers this a prime application of Applescript, and certainly the Applescript approach can in principle achieve much more. Whether it really does is another matter. [Could you guys cite specific instances you have seen? The only one I use is the Netscape profile module, and it lacks the drag-and-drop feature that is half the joy.] The most visible advantage of my funnel module over the Applescript competitors is size 6Ko vs 30Ko and that makes a palpable difference if there are 50 modules -- as there should be for the demo called T&C. I'll mention another advantage of my approach later, if things really pan out technically. T&C (Type and Creator) is also a name for an earlier demo without the "funnel module", but the interest now lies entirely in the new "funnel" functionality, that has little to do with with type and creator change. There is one self documenting core of 22Ko called T&C_core accompanied in the same folder by any number of droplet "funnel" modules of 6Ko and, each bearing a config. I have borrowed one one trick from Herbie's recent efforts. I use a custom Icon on the core app, that serves to let the many funnel modules borrow the one application icon. As the core processor becomes big the funnel module concept becomes more important, not less. I claim that funnel modules deserve to be used for all big apps that A. process files and B. do so in various ways It is a mystery to me that funnel modules not more common or indeed even a standard facility of the Finder. Thanks to all of you who have put up with my incessant questions:- Alain, Heather, Herbie, Jamin, Waverly to name a few. The many excellent suggestions I have not yet used will no doubt blossom somehow somewhere. Cheers Larry S PS. The demo is not quite finished; it needs an alert or two, better icons, and a basic configuration feature. But I will be busy for a couple of weeks now; I hope to finish the demo in April. PPS. Known queer features: Custom icons persist. GraphicConverter Icons resist change. Systems 7.x <7.5 need to borrow drag-and drop extension (and maybe Finder?) from 7.5.