Picture of Cool PC tricks: Part 1: THE DUPLICATED ICONS
Ever wonted to make a cool trick on your friends or family members using their or your own PC???
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Step 1: The First Step:

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In this first step, we're gonna make the background, it will be the same as your current one. To do it you have to:

1- Close All open programs and press 'Print Screen' on your keyboard.

2- Save the image to your desktop: Start> all programs> accessories> paint: paste> file> save as.

Step 2: The Second Step:

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Next, you have to open your saved picture, and then set it as your desktop background:

Open your picture> right click> Set as Desktop Background.

Step 3: The THIRD AND LAST Step

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Congratulations, your done!!!

Now delete your saved pictures, and try moving your desktop icons: they are DUPLICATED!!!

*Any problems or mistakes, please comment!*

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you could also right click any other icon and click properties. there should be a button that says "change icon". click on it and there should be a list of icons to choose from. pick your favorite and watch as someone falls into your trap! :D
rich28714 years ago
Or even better is to use powerpoint. Take a screenshot of the desktop first, open powerpoint and paste it to a slide, set the slide for neverending and ignore mouse clicks. He will see the mouse move but there is no effect on the screen until he hits escape, done this a few times, works good for a little while.
sonty5 years ago
 I have done this, when i  was studing in 10 th class.
But it is good for begniers.
tiuk6 years ago
The prank is more funny if you remove the original icons from the desktop, so when the person goes to click on them (because they're in your background image) nothing happens. I recommend hiding them in a folder somewhere instead of actually deleting them all, that'd be unnecessarily cruel.
or just right click choose properties and unclick "show desktop icons" on windows vista click view> unclick "view desktop icons"
theXmaker (author)  tiuk6 years ago
that can be good, I told you an idea, then you can do whatever you want now.
Scammah6 years ago
That was kinda small. Check out this if you want to see it bigger [IMG][/IMG]
Scammah6 years ago
This is what I did to my computer to make it look cool using your idea. It basically adds a subtle reflection behind the original icons.
It took me longer to decipher the final picture then to read the instructable ;-)
Steamdnt6 years ago
It's been done so many times.