I am trying to spying a page displaying in IE6.0. But what happens is after i select Object Spy option from Tools, press pointing hand button and click on the object to spy. As a result, following error message is displayed in pop up.
"Cannot use the pointing hand mechanism at this time. Close any applications that are not responding or try again later"
I hope that you are using QTP 6.5. This is a bug with QTP 6.5. The mercury people told that they have fixed this QTP8.0. If this occurs either you have to restart the system of logoff and logon.
I have been using QTP8.0 for the longest time and have never faced this problem. If the occurence is for all applications (try it out on other apps, webpages) then I suggest you re-install QTP. If it's with your specific app, I would think what Dave said is right (He's a boy wonder after all [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img] ). It could be your app waiting for an action (or maybe a stalled process????).
RIS, I'm not sure if anything can be done if this is a known bug with QTP6.5. I'm quite sure there should be a fix/patch for it. If there isn't, maybe you should contact Mercury and let them know that they are losing their preffered vendor status.