i got it to open igmod on startup but the way it worked was a bit strange. i went into setup to the "startup location" deal in the system page. i scrolled through to find my iGmod app. as i'm sure many of you have found, it wasn't there. what was there, however, was a seeming gap between one of my applications (9/15 in the numbering) and the next application (13/15 in the numbering). i clicked on one of those blank spaces (11/15) and said OK. that turned out to be my iGmod external app and it now loads automatically when i load CF. weird, but it works. soooo, now the question is whether or not my little write-up here makes any sense to anyone other than myself. sorry if it's confusing. let me know if you have any questions.