Okay, what's the greatest prank you can play on a friend in this day of technology? Mess with his computer!
Johannes Hjorth of Sweden posts a great guide to growing cress in a co-worker's keyboard: "My colleague Erik Fransén went away on the Society for Neuroscience conference in the USA for two weeks in the middle of November. Those of you who know Erik probably know that he enjoys playing practical jokes on his friends from time to time. This time it was Erik's turn to be on the receiving end..."
Perhaps the two oldest and most-used computer pranks in the book are presented is clear, easy-to-understand language in this video: the printscreen frozen desktop trick and the fake shutdown virus icon trick. If you don't know how to do either of these easy and devestatingly effective pranks, watch on.
For many young people, their computer is the most expensive and cherished thing that they own. If you want to pull a prank of them, why not hit them where it hurts? This video presents a novel idea for a computer prank: loading an image of a cracked LCD screen full-screen on their monitor and unplugging their keyboard and mouse. When your victim returns to their computer, it will seem very convincingly broken.
Type in whatever error message you want and you can prank your friends and coworkers.
Looking for a fun trick this April Fools Day? Well, if you are in the mood to shake up your coworker or classmate, check out this tutorial.
Paste this code: shutdown -s -t 10 -c "Your Message Here" One of our viewers brought up that -s would simply shut down your PC, and not keep restarting it. To do so, substitute -s for -r and you should be set!
This is actually a really easy and fun prank to pull off. What it does is simply switch the right click on your mouse, to the left click, and switch the left click, to the right click. Confused yet? Follow these simple instructions to test it out yourself, and enjoy your victims reactions when they get this prank pulled on them, trust me, it's funny!
This article will teach you how to make an error similar to this one (also by me). This error message though, is a yes or no question. Clicking yes and no will give different results. Like the previous error message, this is 100% harmless.
Pull off this easy prank, and – without causing any permanent damage – watch your coworker squirm with frustration.
Planting a little lawn in a coworker’s keyboard is a nice way to welcome him back from vacation.
Some tricks which you can play to your coworkers in the office including: turning Windows on to high contrast mode, creating a fake desktop, and pulling a fake delete prank.
This prank is great because it combines the digital and the analog to create a multimedia prank. All you have to do is load up this web page, which looks just like the Google front end. If you follow the instructions in this video, you will learn how to make the two O's in the title disappear from the page. Combined with a little storytelling and misdirection on your part, this can be turned into a trick where you make your friends think that you have magically erased the two O's from Google'...
This computer prank how-to video will show you how you can make a fake virus on someone's computer. The virus featured in this video will shut down your victim's computer and generally annoy them.
The mouse is the primary tool most people use for accessing their computer and the vast stores of information on the Internet. Wouldn't it be funny if instead of allowing you to click icons on the computer screen, your mouse just lit up and made noises when you pressed it buttons? Well now you can prank a friend's optical mouse and make it so. This video will show you how to do it using only a mouse, simple tools, and a light-up, noisemaking keychain cow toy. Prank an optical mouse by replaci...
The personal computer is a strange and powerful entity, capable of bringing great joy. Just as often, you probably want to chuck the damn thing at the wall because it doesn't work right. If you want to pull a prank on a friend that will really upset them, messing with their computer is one of the best ways to do it. This hilarious video will show you how to do three great PC pranks quickly and easily, including changing the contrast on the monitor and pretending to edit websites using Javascr...
Does one of your coworkers at the office really make you mad? Do you want to mess with them at the office without having to destroy any property? This video can help. It will show you how to quickly create a fake wallpaper on someone's computer with Windows XP, which will infuriate them for a long time if they aren't very computer-saavy or familiar with this prank. Try it out and marvel at the hilarious results.
Check out this cheap and easy trick you can play on your friends and family. Put a piece of scotch tape over the bottom of the mouse and it won't work.
This prank will only shutdown the persons computer, not destroy anything. If you open this on yourself just restart your pc. It opens an un-exitable box, The Code: @echo off shutdown -s -f -t 99999 -c "Here you shall enter a comment...." Prank a computer with a fake shutdown virus.
Kip "Kipkay" Kedersha is known for his intriguing and clever how-to and prank videos, even when he teams up with MAKE Magazine. He will show you how to tweak, hack, mod, and bend any technology to your hacking needs. No electronic device, gadget, or household item can stand the test of Kipkay's hacks and mods.
Take your desktop security to a whole new level by making your folders invisible! This video shows how you can make a folder icon disappear, so that the folder will hide in plain sight on your desktop. Use invisible folders to trick your friends!
Whether you have a PC or a Mac, error message windows are a regular and infuriating part of your life. In this video, you will learn a cool way to harness them for your own amusement by creating fake error message windows to prank your friends and family members on their Windows computers.
Garry's Mod is one of the most popular mods of all time, and has extended the life of the SOURCE Engine family of games by years despite their fairly outdated technology. THis video will teach you how to pull a great prank on your fellow multiplayer players online by creating a level full of comical traps for them to trigger and be confounded by while you laugh and enjoy your pwnage. Pull a prank on your fellow players in Garry's Mod.
Aprils Fool's Day is, as the creator of this video so insightfully points out, the only day of the year where you can make up something completely outrageous, tell everyone it's true, then laugh and tell them that it's fake later. This video will show you how to take advantage of this fact and get some laughs by creating a fake online news sensation. By using blogs, fake video testimonials, and calling news stations, you can convince the world of nearly anything, if only for a short time.
If you know someone who loves their computer and has a fear of being shot dead in a firefight, watch this video! It will show you a great prank to pull on just such a person. All you have to do is change the login sound on their computer to something terrifying, like gunshots, crank the volume, and wait for your victim to attempt to log on to their computer. Hilarity and fear will ensue.
If you'd like to play a nice little prank on someone, this next tutorial will show you a quick and easy one. This involves messing around with someone's computer and in no way will it harm or crash the computer. But, if the person you are playing the prank on gets mad easily, then you might think twice. It involves taking a picture of the shut down, restart, standy-by screen and placing it as the desktop screen. Check out the video and enjoy!
Watch this video tutorial to learn how to play the Google language computer prank on a coworker. Change your colleague's Google settings with this easy prank, and watch their head spin!
How to fool your friends in some time ! You can delete or move away the icons ! Using Paint or any other screenshot or photo editing program swap out the desktop with one covered in images of the icons, rather than actual and clickable program icons. Delete all the icons on the desktop and this is sure to drive yoru friends crazy. Perfect office prank.
You can learn how to prank your co-workers. From your computer, on the desktop, hit print screen, start, r, and then type ms paint. You save your background to your desktop and your victim will be confused for hours because there will be no items on the desktop.
Here’s a quick and easy way to rattle your office mate and get some good laughs at the same time. Booby trap a coworker’s chair.
Prank a computer keyboard with some matches and rig it to start smoking when someone starts typing on it.
Pull this prank your co-workers or fellow computer geeks! Make a confetti bomb out of a 35mm film canister.
Here is a simple trick you can play on your friends by pressing only 3 keys. Set Windows to High Contrast mode and ugly up someone's desktop.
A simple and effect office prank to render a coworker's optical mouse useless.
Prank your friends' computers and make a file which opens the CD-ROM TRAY and keeps it open
Make any computer seem unresponsive in less than 20 seconds by chaning the desktop wallpaper. Completely safe computer prank that can be easily undone without restarting.
This video demonstrates how to make a stress ball out of a condom. To make the ball, just put some flour into a colorful condom, shape it anyway you want, tie it up and enjoy.
Those microsoft guys can't write good userfriendly software but boy can they turn an office into an igloo. Witness this prank as Bertan's office is turned into a white igloo. Styrofoam and snow paint are used to transform this winter wonderland. Change an office into an igloo.
Here's a quick, simple prank to pull on anyone in under 2 minutes. It works especially great for someone who has tons of icons on their desktop! It makes the computer look the same, but nothing on the desktop works!
If you love computer pranks, this is one of the easiest ones to pull. This video will show you how to remove the Shut Down button from the start menu in Windows XP. Actually, it does't remove the shutdown button, it just disables it, giving the user a restriction message, stating "This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator."