The Print-Screen Prank

This is one of my favorite gags ever. If you need to get someone back for pranking you, this is perfect. I'm going to show you how to keep people clicking for hours,

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Step 1: Take the Picture

In this step you need to close all those open window. Then you need to move the cursor off the screen and press Print screen on the right of the keyboard.

Step 2: Save the Picture

The next thing to do is save the picture. Open MS paint and go to Edit then Paste. Then save it to the desktop (it doesn't matter what you name it. You won't see it on the screen).

Step 3: Hide Icons and Taskbar

After saving the picture, You need to right click on the desktop. Then in the Arrange Icons by menu uncheck the Show Desktop Icons button. If you really to make them mad you can drag the Taskbar down so they can't click on that either.

Step 4: Set the Desktop Picture

Last but not least, set the picture as the desktop background. To do this right click on the desktop. Then go down to Properties and go under the Desktop tab. After that click on Browse and set the pic as the background. Click Apply and your all done.

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    3 Discussions


    9 years ago on Step 4

    i like to leave the picture with all the icons as my background premitlently, then when ever i want to play the trick on someone all i have to do is hide the icons.


    10 years ago on Introduction

    Did that once with a shared computer at work, but I could not stay around long enough to see how whoever got there first reacted. Next time I went there it was back to boring/normal.