Fool’s Day Special: Top 5 Tech Pranks to Have Fun With!

Fool’s Day Special: Top 5 Tech Pranks to Have Fun With!

To all the pranksters in the world, congratulations! The most awaited day has arrived where you have full permission to fool your friends and families. Happy fool’s day to all! To make this day even more fun we have listed a few tech pranks to play around with your loved ones. It’s time to pump up your humor and spread the hoax. Get ready to break the rules!

If you’re a tech-savvy, and a bit mischievous at heart then we’ve got some ideas. Here is a list of top 5 tech pranks to have fun with.

P.S Apologies in Advance 😉

1.      The Wrath of Rotation

The Wrath of Rotation

This little prank makes makes your world go around. Well, yes literally!

For Windows: Tap the Ctrl + Alt + Down arrow (the same combination with the up arrow will flip it back).

For Mac: Hold Command + Option at the same time, while still holding those keys go to System Preferences. Go to Display (while still holding the two keys) A new menu called Rotation should appear, and you can flip the display and save it or undo.

2.      Post it

Post it

Well, yes this works! Block the mouse censor with a small post it chit, have fun until they bang their head-on screen.

3.      Break my heart, but don’t break my screen!broken screen

 

This is one ultimate prank cliché. Quickly changing someone’s wallpaper is super easy to set up and can deliver some shock value, however for best results you may want to take a screenshot of the home screen and add the cracked glass effect on top of it.

4.      Restart Me Not

Restart Me Not

Ever watch your friend try to open Chrome or Word and instead shut down their computer? Well you’re about to and it will be glorious.

Step 1: Right click whichever icon you think will do the most damage.

Step 2: Click on Edit Properties.

Step 3: Change Target to “%windir%\system32\shutdown.exe -r -t 00”

Now, wait for action!

5.      The Frozen Desktop

The Frozen Desktop

This prank is incredibly easy and is guaranteed to frustrate your victim.

Step 1: Take a screenshot of the desktop.

Step 2: Now set the screenshot as their desktop background

Step 3: Move all the icons to a folder hidden at the bottom of the screen.

Step 4: Watch as your coworker struggles to open application after application to no avail.

Now Run away before he runs to kill you!

 

So here were the top 5 tech pranks to pull off with your friends or co-workers. Snuggle all the hijinks around, don’t just keep it in your head. There’s no harm in having a good laugh, right?

Rimzhim Sharma

Rimzhim Sharma is a blogger at Systweak Software. An engineer by qualification, she discovered her penchant for writing all things tech and cool, quite by chance. She writes about newest technology trends and gadgets. When not writing, Rimzhim is likely to be found reading, traveling, or simply digging into her favorite foods.

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