I need a way to check when the last key was pressed, and when the mouse was last moved, regardless of whether or not my software has the focus. I'm not afraid of system-wide hooks, having managed to get one working a few years ago, though I had to do some c++ programming because VB couldn't handle it (or was it managed software that couldn't handle it?) and I'd rather not have to re-learn all that. Anyway I don't need to actually capture the keyboard press or the mouse movement, I just need to be able to periodically find out when was the last time the user hit a key or moved the mouse. Thanks!