Five Windows pranks to ‘trick’ coworkers

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Sites and commands on the Windows computer allow you to create funny situations at work. Simple actions like rotating the PC screen, simulating the endless update of the system or configuring the mouse in left-handed mode can bring fun when making «pranks» with your company colleagues Check, in the following list, tips for configuring your PC unusual. The games are reversible and can be easily ended by undoing the resource on the machine.

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1. Endless fake update

To pretend that your computer is going through an infinite Windows Update, just go to the Fake Updates website and select a configuration image according to the computer’s operating system. Then press the «F11» key to place the image in full screen. If your colleague presses the «Enter» screen when he finds the PC in the process of being updated, a «blue screen of death» appears indicating an alleged problem with the computer and preventing the person from using it.

To exit the «update» and end the game, press «F11» again to disable full screen mode. This site also offers options for macOS X, Steam and Linux operating systems. Windows 10 was used for this demonstration.

2 of 7 Fake Update Site simulates endless update – Photo: Reproduction / Giulia AraĂșjo

Fake Update site simulates endless update – Photo: Reproduction / Giulia AraĂșjo

Normally turn on the computer, simultaneously press the «Ctrl» + «Alt» keys + one of the arrows on the keyboard. The screen will automatically rotate in the direction of the chosen arrow. To return the screen to normal, just click the Ctrl + Alt + up arrow buttons.

3 of 7 Screen «turned» on the Photoshop computer – Photo: Reproduction / Giulia AraĂșjo

Screen «turned» on the Photoshop computer – Photo: Reproduction / Giulia AraĂșjo

Enter the browser or the computer’s home page – preferably a website he uses frequently. With the screen open, press the «Ctrl» key while rolling the mouse up or down (zooming in or out). Choose the size of your preference. Minimize the tab and wait to see his reaction. Later, undo the trick with the «Ctrl» + 0 keys, so that the page returns to its original size.

4 out of 7 Zoom prank image on Google browser – Photo: Reproduction / Giulia AraĂșjo

Zoom prank image in Google browser – Photo: Reproduction / Giulia AraĂșjo

4. False start panel

The idea of ​​this game is to create a fake desktop, so that the user cannot run shortcuts or access the PC taskbar. The trick is a bit more work: first, you need to print the screen of the PC desktop and save the image. Then, set the screenshot to «Desktop background». After resetting the background screen, disable the display of desktop icons. To do this, press the right mouse button and then disable the «Show icons on the desktop» option.

5 of 7 How to disable icons on the desktop – Photo: Reproduction / Giulia AraĂșjo

How to disable icons on the desktop – Photo: Reproduction / Giulia AraĂșjo

To complete the game, disable the taskbar. Go to the «Control Panel», access the «Appearance and Personalization» tab, then «Taskbar» and then «Automatically hide taskbar in desktop mode».

6 of 7 How to disable the taskbar on the desktop – Photo: Reproduction / Giulia AraĂșjo

How to disable the taskbar on the desktop – Photo: Reproduction / Giulia AraĂșjo

To undo the joke, press the «Windows» key, go to the «Control Panel». Select «Taskbar and Start Menu», then «Appearance and Personalization» and disable the «Hide taskbar» function. In addition, to make the home screen icons visible again, click the right mouse button, then on the «View» function and then «Show icons on the desktop».

This trick allows you to change the mouse click setting on the computer. The change method is simple. Go to the «Control Panel», select the «Mouse» tool and change the setting to «Switch between primary and secondary buttons». Now every time your colleague presses with the right button, the system will understand it as if he had pressed with the left and vice versa. To undo the game, just go back to the control panel, select «Mouse» again and undo the action.

7 of 7 How to reverse mouse commands «left-handed mode» – Photo: Reproduction / Giulia AraĂșjo

How to reverse mouse commands «left-handed mode» – Photo: Reproduction / Giulia AraĂșjo

Ready! Now you already know the best tricks to «sneak up» and break the ice in the company!

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