Introduction: Computer Tricks

This a couple of things that you can do with your computer.

Note: This was only tested on Windows XP.

Disclaimer: This will not harm your computer in any way.

Addendum: Pressing the shift key 5 times turns on stickykeys.

Extra: See Appendix A.

Step 1: Turn That Frown Upside Down!

This will turn the moniter display upside down.

1) Right click somewhere on your desktop. (Not on an icon)

2) Select Graphics Options, then select rotation, and, finally, select 180 degrees.

Step 2: Mouse Trouble

1) Go to Start-Control Panel-Mouse. It should open a window that says "Mouse Propeties" at the top.

2) Check the box that says: Switch primary and secondary buttons. This will make the left mouse button act like the right one and vice versa.

3) At the top, select "Pointer Options"

4) Move the indicator all the way to the left. This slows down the mouse.

5) Go to "Wheel" (at the top) and set the number of lines to scroll with one click to 100 (or high as it will go).

Step 3: Last and Most Definitely Least...

1) Go to your desktop properties (see step 1).

2) Select "Screensaver"

3) Set the wait time to as low as possible. This can become very annoying after a while.

Now you have successfully reduced prodictivity to zero.

(Go to step 5 for extra information. I like wild goose chases, don't you?)

Step 4: Appendix A

This Instructable has had an appendectomy. Please see step 3 for further information.

Comments

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ViperSniper made it! (author)2010-08-13

lol im gonna try this on my moms pc :-)

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Spycrab made it! (author)2010-04-29

lol..first no step five then a step 3-step 4 loop
XD

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snipeyouout made it! (author)2008-05-12

ctrl+alt+down key or left or right doesn't work on every computer

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King Julien made it! (author)King Julien2010-04-15

Works no most.

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jakx71 made it! (author)2009-06-16

also try e-bombing ( hold start button+E) it brings up heaps of 'my computer' the longer you hold down the better.

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xadevox made it! (author)2009-06-07

that's hillarious!

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Asris-Skined made it! (author)2009-04-30

lol what a brat =D

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Capt. Fat made it! (author)2009-02-07

Haha this should be fun on my mothers laptop

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jgserd made it! (author)2009-01-08

This applies only if you have that driver type.

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bassclarinet23 made it! (author)2009-01-04

This could irritate a lot of people!

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Toshinden12345 made it! (author)2008-07-18

there is no step 5

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csmiler made it! (author)csmiler2008-12-26

'Really?

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pyra_builder_1337 made it! (author)pyra_builder_13372008-07-30

its a joke he knows theres no step five -Quote, "(Go to step 5 for extra information. I like wild goose chases, don't you?)"

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livesteamfan made it! (author)2008-07-07

When I right click on the desktop I don't get a graphics options option. Does this only work on a certain version of XP? (I have Home Edition)

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munchman made it! (author)munchman2008-10-12

It is all dependant on your video card or integrated graphics controller. There is thirds party software available to rotate your screen.

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Matticus IV made it! (author)Matticus IV2008-07-07

If you have an NVIDIA graphics card that option will not appear. Instead, there is an option that says NVIDIA somewhere in the name. Click that and then look around for a "display rotation" option or something similar. On the computer I used, It was on the left. This is only on XP. The NVIDIA options are somewhere else in Vista.

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Kilsmer made it! (author)2008-10-07

this is not an instructable, this is just stupid features that windoze xpee has.

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pestan made it! (author)2008-08-20

none of these are very usefull...

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Matticus IV made it! (author)Matticus IV2008-08-20

So?

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HardCoreHacker made it! (author)2008-06-01

Please post an Instructable on Blender

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bigfootduck made it! (author)bigfootduck2008-06-10

Blender is so frustrating! my friend is good at it and wont tell me how to do it! UGH!

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Matticus IV made it! (author)Matticus IV2008-06-02

I have tried blender and could not figure it out. I messed up the camera and angle and then I couldn't get it to do anything. There are several Blender tutorials on the internet that are relatively easy to find by googling.

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HardCoreHacker made it! (author)HardCoreHacker2008-06-02

Thanks.
By the way, if you want a beginning for programing use Scratch.

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fishinfool2195 made it! (author)2007-12-16

mine dosnt say graphics

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BuffaloNickel made it! (author)BuffaloNickel2008-01-26

i found it ! go 2 propertys, then settings then advanced next click rotation and set the settings!!

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PureBreed made it! (author)PureBreed2008-03-30

u dont have to do that, just hold Alt+Ctrl+ (any of the arrow keys) to flip it

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DJ Prome3us made it! (author)DJ Prome3us2008-04-27

That only works with Intel GMA series chips I have found out... haven't tried on my NVIDIA GF 7600GS yet...

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gena626 made it! (author)2008-02-10

so like what does i do again...?? and what does stikykey do again....???

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CapnTac made it! (author)CapnTac2008-04-04

I can tell you what stickykeys does! Annoys the crap out of you!

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xxmixkexx made it! (author)2008-04-02

it is different depending on your graphics card

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RelyNupon made it! (author)2008-03-26

control+alt+(any on of the pointers) flip screen on pc not mac

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gena626 made it! (author)2008-02-10

so wheres step 5....??? wha does this thing ur telling me do...?

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Foxtrotman made it! (author)Foxtrotman2008-03-19

umm its a joke there is no step 5 he did that to confuse ppl like u

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gena626 made it! (author)2008-02-10

how you use them??

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de-evolution made it! (author)2008-01-31

some computers don't posses the flipping feature (just a heads up)

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Matticus IV made it! (author)Matticus IV2008-02-01

I recently got a new computer with an Nvidia graphics card, and I found flipping feature under the display portion of the Nvidia preferences/options

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Huntman00 made it! (author)Huntman002008-02-10

mine does to

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phib3r_0ptik made it! (author)2008-01-22

you can usually only rotate the screen like that if you have an intel integrated graphics card. if your computer has a 'real' graphics card (AMD or nVIDIA) it will not rotate this way, if at all.

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jam1478 made it! (author)2008-01-11

You know, on most computers you can just do ctrl-alt-up or any other direction and that will change it

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Matticus IV made it! (author)2007-12-17

Try looking around in properties. You mightbe able to find it there.

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llama lord made it! (author)2007-12-16

damn... i tried to turn the screen upsidedown, but i dont have the graphics option when i right click. =(

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bofthem made it! (author)2007-12-12

Thanks for publishing. This tutorial looks good, but needs more pictures to really shine on the site. What tends to happen is that Instructables without pictures on every step get lost in the crowd and don't see many hits. I've unpublished your project for now but it would be great if you could add in some images and then resubmit your Instructable.

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