Hi All, In the app I'm building, I'd like to have a HUD panel pop up over my main user interface when certain conditions occur but I don't want to require the user to click an 'OK' button to dismiss it. Instead, I'd prefer to have the panel disappear when the user clicks anywhere within the app. If I put the "orderOut" code within a mouseDown event, it only fires when I click in the narrow blank areas around the controls, since most of the area is covered by a split panel and an ImageView. Is there any way to tell the other controls to pass the mouse click along to the underlying window -- or perhaps just interpret the next mouse click as a 'dismiss' command? BTW -- I'm also having a little trouble with closing the HUD panel with the "X" close button: The first time the panel comes up, I can close it with the "X" but the second time the "X" does nothing. Thanks, Mark P.S. Please don't hesitate to tell me if this is a dumb approach and not the "Mac Way". I've used interface devices like this in other contexts and rather like them but I'll accepted other suggestions.