As a side note, it took me a while to find "Activate" for an application. I'm use to the terms open or launch.
My question is: I activate Quicken and then I put Pause until Quicken is at the Front and then the next action was a Type %R Keystroke but my Mac would beep and Quicken would not get the keystroke. So I added a Pause for 3 seconds. This work but, obviously will be fragile. Is there are better way to do this?