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  1. Aug 2, 2011 #1

    enigma

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    Today, a coworker got me. I had left my screen unlocked. He took a screenshot of my desktop, set it as my desktop, and then turned off my icons. Took me a few minutes before I realized what had happened.

    I need payback ideas.
     
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  3. Aug 2, 2011 #2

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    Re: Payback

    Stick a tiny bit of paper in his keyboard USB plug.
    Swap his M and N over.
    Swap his left and right mouse buttons.
     
  4. Aug 2, 2011 #3
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    On some computers you can flip the screen upside down by pressing CNTRL+ALT+ARROW UP (or down, left right).
     
  5. Aug 2, 2011 #4

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    Interesting, my best idea was secretly removed. Oh well.
     
  6. Aug 2, 2011 #5
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    Thanks. If someone had done that to me I doubt I would ever have figured it out. Now I know. Steal his girlfriend.
     
  7. Aug 2, 2011 #6

    Ryan_m_b

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    When he's away from his computer set it to meatspin(dot)com, hit F11 and take away his keyboard and mouse. This works best when there's important work left open that hasn't been saved so he can't just turn off the computer. For added affect hide the mouse and keyboard at the end of a long scavenger hunt.
     
  8. Aug 2, 2011 #7
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    My friend played the same trick on me in my computer lab and it took me a while to figure out what actually happened.
    But since it was 1st of april that day so I forgave him.
     
  9. Aug 2, 2011 #8

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    It's actually the other 3 arrow keys that set different orientations. CNTRL+ALT+ARROW UP gets it back to normal.
     
  10. Aug 2, 2011 #9
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    Kipkay has lots of pranks up his sleeve.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjkUC9KZWMg
     
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