Mike, thanks for the info.
You are absolutely correct about the lack of feedback when trying to rename a project to a name that already exists - I'll note that to the development team for future work.
As for your test, a couple of things. First, you'll need to enter the URL into the address bar (or Test Studio's command bar if you're using Chrome or FireFox) to go to your site. In general, Test Studio does not automate against the browser menus, including Favorites or Bookmarks. This is an aspect of our testing philosophy: Test Studio is designed to automate functional testing of the business logic of user applications, rather than controls and tools (like IE) that have already been unit tested.
You'll also want to take a look at this blog post
, which talks about recording login pages and specifically the need to click in input fields before typing. The addition of a click in each field prior to input will help Test Studio identify the control properly, and I expect that will allow you to record your test successfully; if not please let us know so we can help further.