April Fool: the World's Simplest Stupid Office Trick

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Introduction: April Fool: the World's Simplest Stupid Office Trick

This instructable details a simple stupid trick that takes 30 seconds to set up, yet still gets a laugh.

Step 1: Pay Attention, This Happens Fast...

You will need:
o A small "Post-It" note
o A writing implement
o A mark (actually, a mark's computer)

Step One:
Write "April Fool" on the Post-It.

Step Two:
Put the Post-It on the bottom of the mark's mouse, covering the sensor.

Yes, it's stupid. It still catches people all the time. We just don't expect things that simple not to work.
Yes, I know the pictures are lousy. So is my cell phone's camera.

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i did this to an IT teacher at my school and they couldn't figure out what the hell was going on! I like this trick and I do it all the time. XD

My personal favorite is to take a screenshot of their desktop, then delete all the shortcuts and icons, and set the screenshot as the wallpaper. They spend forever trying to figure out why they cant click to open anything.

you don't need to delete all the shortcuts, you can also just do right click and there you can set the "showing pictograms' off :)

Another hilarious April-fools day joke on the technologically challenged is to pop random letters out of their keyboard and switch them around. This, however, works only on those who 'hunt and peck' their keys.

However, you don't want to do that on laptop computers, as those keys can only pop off, not get put back on. Try explaining missing keys to your boss/colleague/friend.

 Both desktop and laptop keyboard's keys can be popped off and reattached. The only way a laptop's keys won't go back on is if they get broken when you take them off.

Exactly. The 4 key on the laptop I'm typing this on came off once. It then went back on perfectly. Except it requires a little more pressure than, say, my 5 key.