> i was wondering if its possible in python to be able to read > the keystrokes from a keyboard?? Yes but it's platform dependent at present. A Tkinter solution is presented in my tutor: http://www.crosswinds.net/~agauld/ Look under Advanced Topics at "Event Driven Systems" the second example. The msvcrt(sp?) module does it for Windoze, curses does it on *nix HTH, Alan g.