Introduction: Computer Tricks

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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!

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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

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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...

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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.


ViperSniper (author)2010-08-13

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

Spycrab (author)2010-04-29

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

snipeyouout (author)2008-05-12

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

King Julien (author)snipeyouout2010-04-15

Works no most.

jakx71 (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.

xadevox (author)2009-06-07

that's hillarious!

Asris-Skined (author)2009-04-30

lol what a brat =D

Capt. Fat (author)2009-02-07

Haha this should be fun on my mothers laptop

jgserd (author)2009-01-08

This applies only if you have that driver type.

bassclarinet23 (author)2009-01-04

This could irritate a lot of people!

Toshinden12345 (author)2008-07-18

there is no step 5

csmiler (author)Toshinden123452008-12-26


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?)"

livesteamfan (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)

munchman (author)livesteamfan2008-10-12

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

Matticus IV (author)livesteamfan2008-07-07

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.

Kilsmer (author)2008-10-07

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

pestan (author)2008-08-20

none of these are very usefull...

Matticus IV (author)pestan2008-08-20


HardCoreHacker (author)2008-06-01

Please post an Instructable on Blender

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

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.

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

fishinfool2195 (author)2007-12-16

mine dosnt say graphics

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

PureBreed (author)BuffaloNickel2008-03-30

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

DJ Prome3us (author)PureBreed2008-04-27

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

gena626 (author)2008-02-10

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

CapnTac (author)gena6262008-04-04

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

xxmixkexx (author)2008-04-02

it is different depending on your graphics card

RelyNupon (author)2008-03-26

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

gena626 (author)2008-02-10

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

Foxtrotman (author)gena6262008-03-19

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

gena626 (author)2008-02-10

how you use them??

de-evolution (author)2008-01-31

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

Matticus IV (author)de-evolution2008-02-01

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

Huntman00 (author)Matticus IV2008-02-10

mine does to

phib3r_0ptik (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.

jam1478 (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

Matticus IV (author)2007-12-17

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

llama lord (author)2007-12-16

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

bofthem (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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