ok i have posted this message because i am tired of searching the web for resources that will teach me how to program a screen saver in windows. I know that a screen saver is just a .exe renamed .scr but how do i get it to diplay the properties dialog when required, the preview screen when required? When i rename a .exe and select the program in the screensaver drop down list it starts it up rather than just providing a preview. Does anybody know how to make a .exe behave just like a screensaver???