I just noticed this, on two machines (including the one at work which has had no problems lately). After starting BDEBUGGER, internet shortcuts (dragged from FireFox's location bar to the desktop or any folder) won't start ... I get an hourglass which persists for 30 seconds (or until IDE is closed) ... then the browser opens. The same will happen if, while IDE is running, I type a URL at another TCC's prompt. It's easy to repro. With FireFox as default browser, "BDEBUGGER file.btm", and 2-click on a desktop internet shortcut or type a URL at another TCC's prompt.