Love it or hate it, when your computer throw random delusional results for your awkwardly simple queries, reason might be, you’re being played/fooled. Nothing wrong with your nerdy computer knowledge, but someone is little more creative and is trying to fool you with his/her nerdy computer skills. Some geekier nerd with a touch of hilariousness.
If you want to be just like him, better get creative with what you know about computers, or try out these awesome yet funny geeky computer pranks.
They’re good, some geeky computer pranks to make fun of others, to cheer up your colleagues and friends. Believe me, they’re too easier to setup, yet too funny, if done right, with the right person, on the right time.
6 Real Nasty Geeky Computer Pranks That Are Easier To Play
Set The Keyboard Layout To DVORAK
No need to install anything and no makeshift is required. But just set the Keyboard layout to DVORAK or any other unknown layout. And wait for the real fun to begin.
Just tweak in the few settings in the Control Panel. And your victim will type something (s)he can’t understand. Time to go bonkers!
How to do it? Head over to Control Panel>Region and Language>Change Keyboard, click the Add button there and pick the Dvorak Layout. Once you’re done adding, use the drop down above to set Dvorak as default. You can also set any other unknown layout, not known to your victim.
How About Extra Wireless USB MOUSE / Keyboard Into Their PC
Sounds funny? Yes, it does. This one’s a real fun, if the victim works on a desktop, rather than a laptop. Just hide the wireless mouse/keyboard receiver behind the desktop, where the victim can’t see them. You don’t have to remove the already installed mouse/keyboard device from the computer. Just an extra pair of wireless mouse and keyboard would do the trick. And once they’re onto their work, move the mouse slightly, or type in few words extra onto their docs.
Keep it real, do not reveal it all at once, and you can have fun for even a day.
Installing Linux on Windows User’s PC
Just imagine, a Windows PC, Linux Live CD, and all that in an office or a work environment, where Linux or even fiddling with the Windows installation could create a havoc. No, I won’t tell you to go that far, but just boot a Linux CD onto your favorite colleagues Windows PC, and get a bucket of pop-corn to enjoy the drama and fun that follows.
An official looking memo on their Linux desktop that read something like that “you’ve been upgraded to Linux Operating System”, would serve as a cherry on a cake, to top it all, to make it look more real, more geeky.
Fiddle With MS Word’s Dictionary, Add Some Common Typos
It’s as easy as it sounds, the title conveyed it all. And if you’re geek enough, try to forge some real prank with your creativity. The idea is clear and simple, just setup something that would replace a common word with your choice of word. And every time they type it, is replaced by what you’d tweaked in there.
Here’s how to set things up! For MS Word 2007 and 2010, head over to the Office button>Options>Proofing>AutoCorrect Options. There you’re. Then,
Type in the word that you’d want to be replaced with your choice of nastiness. Be a little more creative. Serve something funny for your boss to read.
Set The Mouse Pointer To Look Busy Always
I bet, your victim, or even you(if you’re on the receiving end this time) would wait for the mouse pointer to be relieved off with whatever process it’s in busy mode. And if the same situation prevails for few more minutes, I bet, you’d kick your Desktop to cure the busyness, too. Sounds fun, isn’t it? Time to kick some computers.
Time to play this simple but geeky trick. Head over to Control Panel> Mouse> Then, Pointers> and replace the normal pointer to the busy one. Apply it. You must have heard about hanging garden, but it’s time for the victim to fumble their brains out with the hanging PC.
Folder Lookalike Shut Down Shortcut
This one could get real nasty, all that depends on your creativity. Just create a shortcut to shutdown.exe on the desktop. And rename it with something highly alluring that your victim just couldn’t resist to take a gander what’s inside. Like what? Like, something NSFW, or like, a confidential folder that’s not supposed to be on their computer. But it’s there for them to play for a fool.
How Do I Create A Shut Down Shortcut?
Right Click somewhere on Desktop, move over to New>Shortcut>type shortcut.exe> And, find a creative name to add spice to the already geeky prank. Once done, move over to a safe place to witness the fun. Do not forget to change the shortcut icon to the one that looks like a simple folder.
To do that, Right click the shortcut you just created, From Properties, under Shortcut tab, choose Change Icon>Then, replace it with the Folder icon.
Want to know more easier to setup geeky computer prank? Chances are that you probably know about it. But let me just add it as a bonus for the very novice minds, who’re now bubbling with the ideas to try out these computer pranks on their friends and family.
Screenshot of a Desktop, To Be Used As a Wallpaper[Bonus]
I knew it, that you’re already aware of it. But let me list down the steps to play this prank real quick. The idea is simple, but creativity serves as a factor that decides the nastiness of this prank.
Take a screenshot of the desktop and use it as a wallpaper. How to do it? Find the Print Screen button, and hit it. Open Paint. Hit CTRL+V. Save the image. Use the same as a wallpaper.
That’s the bare minimum idea.
But you’d make it awesome by playing in few tricks. Like, hiding all the desktop icons or even the task bar before taking the screenshot. Or set the desktop screenshot as a wallpaper, then create some icons to make it look a little bit more real. That way, some icon would work and some not.
Any other trick or geekier way to make it more awesome. Do share with us.
So these are some awesome geeky computers pranks to make a little fool of others. Got some more under the belt, do share with us.