Introduction: "The Unusable Computer"
A simple prank to play on someone using their computer desktop and it's features
Step 1: Control-Alt-PrintScrn
Use control-alt-printscrn to take a snapshot of the current desktop
Step 2: Paint!
Go to Paint and copy "snapshot" into Paint then save it, giving it a name that the victim won't immediately identify with the prank
Step 3: Back to Desktop
Go back to the desktop and right click on the background...when the options window comes up, click on Active Desktop then click on Show Desktop Icons...all the desktop icons will disappear...
Step 4: Desktop Continued
Click on an empty space on the toolbar and move it to the opposite side of the desktop from where it usually is, i.e. left to right, top to bottom, etc. and use the hide feature so that it can't be seen...
Step 5: Next to Last Step
Call up the snapshot of the desktop that you saved earlier and set it up as the background for the desktop...
Step 6: Finally
Walk away from your victim's computer or, better yet, call them over and ask what's wrong with the computer and show him/her that you click on the "desktop icons" and nothing happens, and nothing happens when you click on the "toolbar"...it's sort of easy to figure out what's happened after a while, but it's fun to watch them panic...
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