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Awesome Windows Tricks to Prank Your Friend!

Pranks are always loved, until you are at the receiving end! So, it's time to prank your friend using some very easy yet effective geeky stuff, which, I'm sure you would love to implement on your friend's PC not just to make sure you are the best but so you can avoid being pranked by others!
So, without wasting time, here we go!

Make the Space key write the word "SPACE"!
SPACE Word written
Here is a first prank for you: Make the space key behave like a numerical key so that every time the victim hits space, it will actually write the word "SPACE"! The victim will surely lost it figuring out how on earth this could happen to his/her PC?

So, technically all you need to do is to create an AutoHotKey script. To create the AutoHotKey script, goto https://www.autohotkey.com/download/ and download the software. Now create the script using the following code and compile it to make executable by right clicking it! Here is the code:

Now save the file with .ahk extension and compile it to make executable. Now copy this executable and run the script and see the fun!

Switch the Keyboard Layout To DVORAK

If you really want to screw anybody without installing any third-party software, just enable Dvorak alternate keyboard layout that most people are not familiar with. When they type, everything will go haywire.

Navigate to Control Panel > Region and Language > Keyboards > Change Keyboards, then click the add button and choose Dvorak layout (Or choose any other of your choice). Once you have done that, use the dropdown above to set the default.
Input Languages

You also can flip over to the language Bar tab and set that to the hidden as well, so they won't be able to figure it out easily!

Reverse Trackpad or Mouse Wheel Scrolling
Mouse Scrolling

Just create a simple AutoHotKey script to flip their trackpad in the opposite direction. They will be completely confused! If they have Synaptics touchpad, you simply can change it via its control panel.

Use the following AutoHotKey script to perform this operation

Send {WheelDown}
Send {WheelUp}
After saving it to *.ahk, compile it to *.exe and see the fun!

Setup Task Scheduler Jobs to Launch Random Apps (or a Web Page)
Task Scheduler

Even the good geek will also scratch his/her head to figure out this prank which is a new tab repeatedly opening a certain webpage! To do this, just navigate to the task scheduler and go in and create the new task.
Create New Task
Run through the wizard and pick the browser executable, type the site name into the argument box, and schedule to repeat it.

Set the Mouse Pointer to Look Always Busy (to Make Their PC Look Like It’s Hanging)
Busy Mouse Pointer
They’ll think their computer is hanging all the time, but it’s really not.They’ll think their computer is hanging all the time, but it’s really not.

Nice and simple but very funny. Just navigate to Control Panel > Mouse > Pointers and change the Normal pointer to the busy one. They’ll think their computer is hanging all the time, but it’s really not. For extra fun, you could make the mouse pointers gigantic.

Rajat Patel

Rajat Patel

Founder at TheNextGeek.com. Software Engineer & Business Analyst by profession. Avid open source evangelist. Mostly writes about Technology that interests him, and some neat tricks to make your day-to-day tech life a breeze.

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