Introduction: Office Keyboard Hacks

I came in early this morning and messed with my co-workers keyboards...mwuhuhahahha.  This is a dead simple hack.  A standard cutlery knife will easily 'ping' off the keys and you can rearrange them.  For extra annoyance, try unplugging the mouse too.  it's great watching people wiggle the mouse and stare blankly at the computer screen waiting for it to wake from sleep.


lokithecat made it!(author)2015-12-17

get a sticky note and put it on the bottom of the mouse

jlsajfj made it!(author)2015-04-07


lyden555 made it!(author)2013-05-19

I put them in alphabetical order, they kept complaining to me the keys were wired wrong. They're wrong, the keys are in the wrong spot.

AJMansfield made it!(author)2013-03-30

Swap the arrow keys with wasd.

CoolJRT made it!(author)2013-01-24

DON'T DO THIS ON LAPTOPS (for the dummies who will try).

darknessfalls made it!(author)2011-03-31

my favorite is switching only 2 keys on a computer belonging to someone who is not the best typer

puzka made it!(author)2011-04-01

Ha ha, very subtle. One of our IT guys spent a couple of minutes mistyping his login before he realized I'd moved the keys around.

martian742 made it!(author)2011-04-02

Whatever you do, this can damage the keyboard substantially. So, don't be upset if the owner wants a reimbursement.
The damage is nearly unavoidable with a built-in laptop keyboard.

puzka made it!(author)2011-04-03

I've tried this on about 20 different keyboards and never had a problem. The trick is to use a broad-bladed implement such as a knife rather than say a Phillips head screwdriver. That way the force is exerted over a greater area. I agree that you shouldn't try this on a laptop as the keyboard is integrated to the machIne. Whereas for a desktop you're only up for a few bucks to replace it.

Treknology made it!(author)2011-08-25

I have encuntered some keyboards where the keys were glued to the switches, so when "popping" off the keytop, the shank is broken requiring replacement or repair.

Of course, these days when keyboards are $3.00 a dozen, a replacement wouldn't be that hard to locate.

JEFFYBAGS made it!(author)2011-04-27

If you had a big office and lots of people to help you could make the whole keyboard one letter. All "X"s would be nice.

aleceatsfood made it!(author)2011-04-01

Ha Love the revers monty! =D

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