Unclosable Computer Program

In this instructable I will show you how to drive your friend CRAZY! THE UNCLOSABLE WINDOW!

Step 1: Access Your Friend's Computer

To begin, you will need acess to your friend's computer. While on a visit to there house, make an excuse to leave the room. Say you ned to go to the bathroom or something. Then you will need to get to your friend's computer.

Step 2: Begining the Prank

Now that you are at the computer, you can begin the prank. *Note: if your friend has a password and his computer isn't on, you wont be able to do this unless you know his password.

Step 3: Getting the Unclosable Window

You now need to open the window that you want to be unclosable. I chose internet explorer, insltuctables.com. with that window open, you will need to take a screen shot. You do this by pressing ctrl+print screen. This will then put the picture of the screen on the clipboard. *TIP: Make sure to have the mouse off of the screen when taking the screen shot. For a better effect, you can also auto hide the start up bar (the bar at the bottom of the screen)

Step 4: Paste the Screen Shot...

You need to open Microsoft PAINT or what ever comes with your computer. You will then paste the screen shot into paint.

Step 5: Set As Desktop Background

Save the screen shot in paint, then select Set as desktop background. This is found under FILE. If asked, it need to be set to stretch or centered, not tiled. If the centered setting doesnt work, then go to where you would normally put your background and select stretch from there.

Step 6: Hide Desktop Icons

You now need to hide the desktop icons by right clicking on the desktop and then going to ARRANGE ICONS BY and unchecking SHOW DESKTOP ICONS.


Now the desktop will look like a window. No matter how many times your friend clicks EXIT it wont close!



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    8 Discussions


    2 years ago

    If you pull this prank on a genius, he'll figure what's going on instantly.


    7 years ago on Introduction

    works better with just printscreening the desktop and auto-hiding the start-bar... or making a false virus notification (run, type virus, printscreen, edit in paint)


    7 years ago on Introduction

    Ha, this is a lot less nasty than I expected.

    Have you ever actually had it work on somebody?

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    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    YES! They were soo ticked. They actually brought it to a computer repair store and when the man running the store turned on the computer, he just laughed and told him that there was a pic of a program set as the desktop.