Computer Pranks!

About: I am a graduate from MIT in the class of 2002. I have a degree in physics.

There are many foolproof ways to annoy someone with only their computer. These pranks will not do any permanent harm, but will definitely scare your victim!

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Step 1: Screen Saver

Step 1: Right click on the desktop

Step 2: Select "Personalize"

Step 3: On the bottom right, click "Screen Savers"

Step 4: A small window will open up. Select the tab that says "(None)", "3D Text", "Blank", "Bubbles", "Google Photos Screensavers", "Mystify", "Photos", "Ribbons", or "Windows Live Photo Gallery". Choose "Photos".

Step 5: Open a search engine, and search "Shattered screensaver". Choose one you like, and save it to a new folder on the desktop.

Step 6: On the Screen Saver Settings tab, click settings. Then, select Browse. Choose the folder with the picture in it. Then click Save.

Step 7: Back on the other tab, there will be a "Wait ____ minutes". Type in one, then click OK.

Step 2: Mouse Havoc

Step 1: Get the computer mouse, and flip it over.

Step 2: Place clear tape on the sensor.

Step 3: Flip back over, then Voila! A messed up mouse.

Step 3: Remove the Icons

Step 1: Right click on the desktop

Step 2: Mouse over "View"

Step 3: Click on "Show Desktop Icons"

Step 4: You're done!

Step 4: Alter the Screen Orientation

On the desktop of any Windows computer, press Control, Alt, and the down arrow. This is a priceless prank on anyone.

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    Techno_Bot01

    Tip 7 months ago

    You know the shattered glass one? If you go into task manager, and into the processes tab, right click on explorer.exe and hit end process. That will cause the icons and the taskbar to disappear as well, showing only the shattered screen image. To get the screen back to normal, press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to open task manager. Hit File, NewTask (Run...), and type in explorer.exe to open the icons and taskbar again.
    EDIT:
    The shattered glass has to be set as the desktop background for this to work.