And its real fun to watch a person try to something with the computer, but fuming at his/her inability to do anything??
So well, here's how you do it!!
Step 1: Let's Get Started
First, close all windows, because you need the desktop to appear totally idle.
Then, hit the "print screen" key.
This captures the screen, the taskbar and the desktop icons, et al.
Step 2: Changing the Background
So, set the previous screen-shot as the desktop background. (if you know how to do it, then skip this and the following step; don't bug me later with annoying comments)
1. Open Paint ( press windows key + r ; enter "mspaint")
2. Paste the screen-shot, and save it.
Step 3: The New, Old Background
Goto the folder you saved the image in, right click on the icon, and select set as desktop background.
On the desktop, right click > properties.
Browse for the picture you just saved, and set it as the desktop background.
Step 4: The Icon Disappearing Trick
Now remove the icons off the desktop. (if you know how to do it, just do it, what remains of this step isn't for you to read)
on the desktop, right click > arrange desktop icons > show desktop icons.
You won't notice any change, though, because even though the icons aren't there, their images that have been captured in the desktop background still show, and it seems as if the icons are there on the screen, when they actually aren't.
Step 5: Next, the Taskbar
This is serious business now, because, this involves killing the explorer process, and this is what makes the computer seem unresponsive. Ending the explorer process makes the windows key non-functional, and disables (rather closes) the taskbar and the desktop icons.
This is also the most important step of this Instructable. End it if you know how to, or read on.
[Note: try this trick on the mac-look-on-XP thing, and lemme know the results, but I think clicking on the desktop icon in rocket deck will either invoke explorer, or ending it will... I dunno... close rocket deck... or maybe remove the icons... I dunno... But worth trying]
1. open task manager: right click on taskbar, select task manager, or alternatively use the key combination ctrl + shift + esc OR ctrl + alt + delete.
Step 6: Ending Explorer.exe
find the process called "explorer.exe", and click on end process....
Step 7: Confirm Ending the Process
Step 8: Job Done!!!
Close Task-manager, and you're done!!! Do any thing, but nothing really will happen!! the computer will seem totally unresponsive. Pressing any key, left clicking, or right clicking will not show any result.
Step 9: Fixing Things Back
Open task manager, using either of the two key combinations I told you about earlier
ctrl + shift + esc
ctrl + alt + delete
Goto File > New Task, and enter "explorer" in the open field.
That restores the explorer, i.e. the taskbar and the desk top icons.
Well almost, coz you disabled the desk top icons, so you will have to enable them again.
Proceed on to the next step to see how to restore the desk top icons, or simply to read the note at the end, which i request you.
Step 10: Lastly, the Icons!!!!
As for the background, leave it that way!! it'll be fun when someone tries to delete an icon... :P
[Note: To all those who read the crude and the raw version of this, I'm very sorry for the improper language (and grammar). But folks , that was the result of 4 years kvag followed by three months I entirely spent IMing and text messaging. Hope this version doesn't make you feel like going and committing suicide, like the last one!! :P]
Step 11: The End
Good day to all!!