Hi Adam- Not to sound cynical, but it seems based on this, that another useful feature from MS6 is lost in the upgrade to MS7. I'm not sure I understand the philosophy behind the persistent key object designation. In what situation would it be useful to have a countdown which needed to show on every page of the entire script, or none at all? A real time clock, maybe, but a countdown? There's probably a joke about keeping a stopwatch on my pastor so that the entire sermon finishes within a certain time in that concept somewhere, but it's probably not that. Even if we arbitrarily break the page which needs a countdown out of its logical cue, and give it its own cue, i still cant make the countdown visible in that cue without making it visible in all other other cues as well. As you verified above, "turning off its visibility on any one cue does remove it from all the cues;" Perhaps a countdown feature should be a a separate function from the key object plugin, as its application is frequently different than a clock?