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    Talking Create Your Own Prank

    This is another crazy tool I'm putting together that allows visitors to create their own Windows XP (Vista coming soon) pranks. I'm posting this to get ideas/input of different registry tweaks that can cause funny results. Examples:

    Speed up mouse to maximum speed
    Invert Mouse
    Change Background
    Speed up Key***rd rate
    Bootup Message

    etc...

    Harmless pranks that you can run on someones computer that will leave them clueless.

    If you have any ideas please post the registry edits along with the reference you got the tweak from. I will start coding this as soon as I get some good tweaks from you guys.

    ~SyntaX
    [url=http://www.syntax******.info/tools/services.php]Speed Up Windows XP[/url]
    [url=http://www.syntax******.info/tools/ip.php]Get An Ip Address[/url]
    [url=http://www.syntax******.info/tools/base_converter.php]Base Converter[/url]
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    [URL=http://www.boninroad.com/syntax******/]Old Site[/URL]
    [URL=http://www.syntax******.info]Comming Soon[/URL]

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    Desktop NVIDIA Trick From Hell

    Quote Originally Posted by SyntaX****** View Post
    This is another crazy tool I'm putting together that allows visitors to create their own Windows XP (Vista coming soon) pranks. I'm posting this to get ideas/input of different registry tweaks that can cause funny results. Examples:

    Speed up mouse to maximum speed
    Invert Mouse
    Change Background
    Speed up Key***rd rate
    Bootup Message

    etc...

    Harmless pranks that you can run on someones computer that will leave them clueless.

    If you have any ideas please post the registry edits along with the reference you got the tweak from. I will start coding this as soon as I get some good tweaks from you guys.

    ~SyntaX




    Here's a trick I played on my clueless sister, but it depends on your system hardware.

    Her computer has an NVIDIA graphics card. There are desktop settings available where you can turn the monitor screen image upside down or sideways and other things.

    I did that to her on April *st and then started her screen saver to cover up the devil's handiwork until someone touched a key or the mouse.

    Later, when she returned to check e-mail, everything was upside down on her desktop and she nearly split every blood vessel in her head over it.

    Play a joke on her and out comes the chainsaw!
    LOL

    It's a totally harmless trick and the settings can easily be restored to normal, but it's a very shocking experience to people like her who need a *2-year-old to set a digital clock for her because she doesn't know how to adjust it for daylight saving time.


    DEFINITION:

    Practical Joke (n)

    A joke you can play on someone without first having to write your Last Will and Testament as a precaution.


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    Oh to be free, so blissfully free, of the ravages of intelligence, there is no greater joy! - The Cweationist's Cweed

    All that is necessary for evil to triumph is a good PR firm.
    Very funny, Scotty. Now beam down my clothes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DANIEL2488
    shutdown -r -t 0 -f
    I've always like this quick and easy command. I actually have a batch script in my registry upon startup.
    Code:
    IF %username% NEQ syntax****** shutdown -r -t 0 -f
    Quote Originally Posted by JayT
    Her computer has an NVIDIA graphics card. There are desktop settings available where you can turn the monitor screen image upside down or sideways and other things.
    Do you have the Reg Edit for this? or does a variable need to be passed to a certain application for this to occur? I've seen this done many times in college library computer which is ANNOYING! so I think it definitely would make it to the list of custom pranks.
    [url=http://www.syntax******.info/tools/services.php]Speed Up Windows XP[/url]
    [url=http://www.syntax******.info/tools/ip.php]Get An Ip Address[/url]
    [url=http://www.syntax******.info/tools/base_converter.php]Base Converter[/url]
    --------------------------------
    [URL=http://www.boninroad.com/syntax******/]Old Site[/URL]
    [URL=http://www.syntax******.info]Comming Soon[/URL]

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    Sometimes you can press Ctrl+(Down Arrow) to make it go upside-down.
    "Workers of the world unite; you have nothing to lose but your chains." -Karl Marx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonbat View Post
    Sometimes you can press Ctrl+(Down Arrow) to make it go upside-down.
    Yes, we used to do this a lot in school. Most became wise to the trick, so "let me quickly show you something on the net" followed by ctrl+arrow stopped working on all but the most clueless people.

    Come to think of it, I'm not sure if it was the ctrl key or the windows key, but you can press any key with it and flip the display. Didn't work on my home machine, so it must have been some specific graphics driver software they had.

    Another annoying (yet hilarious) thing to do is to hold down the windows key + e for as long as you can before the person realises (possibly) hundreds of explorer windows are popping up and tries to prevent it. Of course by this time it is too late, and they must sit back and let it run its course until the number of windows have opened; dictated by how long the keys were held.

    My brother once showed me a hotkey combination that set the graphics quality to be really poor. It might have changed the resolution, colour depth or something to the lowest. It made the computer pretty much unusable until they figured out how to change it back. Never got to try that one though.

    This probably explains why I got average grades in my exams. That and doing pretty much all homework on the last night for about * years (if the homework was a requirement).
    Last edited by Ezekiel; 09-03-2007 at 01:42 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike*5* View Post
    Another annoying (yet hilarious) thing to do is to hold down the windows key + e for as long as you can before the person realises (possibly) hundreds of explorer windows are popping up and tries to prevent it. Of course by this time it is too late, and they must sit back and let it run its course until the number of windows have opened; dictated by how long the keys were held.
    I used to do this by opening IE one time, then pressing and holding Ctrl+N (new window) till like *00 opened

    But yours works as well

    SYNTAX******: Sorry I'm hijacking your post but I just noticed you can echo keystrokes through the command prompt:
    Code:
    echo Ctrl+N | explorer
    Last edited by SyntaXmasteR; 09-03-2007 at 03:40 PM.
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    Let me further specify exactly what I'm looking for. When visitors use this tool it will show them options. For this example I will show the option to speed up key***rd. If they select this option it will change the following registry values:

    [url]http://www.pctools.com/guides/registry/detail/**77/[/url]
    Code:
    User Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Key***rd]
    Value Name:  Key***rdDelay, Key***rdSpeed, CursorBlinkRate
    Data Type:  REG_SZ (String Value)
    So if you give an example of a prank, please provide proof of how it can be done through editing the registry or through some type of batch command. I will then be able to add it to the tool.
    [url=http://www.syntax******.info/tools/services.php]Speed Up Windows XP[/url]
    [url=http://www.syntax******.info/tools/ip.php]Get An Ip Address[/url]
    [url=http://www.syntax******.info/tools/base_converter.php]Base Converter[/url]
    --------------------------------
    [URL=http://www.boninroad.com/syntax******/]Old Site[/URL]
    [URL=http://www.syntax******.info]Comming Soon[/URL]

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    Here's a few I would want:

    Force Logoff on the Start Menu
    // Forces user to have to log off when he presses 'Start' on the taskbar
    Code:
    User Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\
    Explorer]
    System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\
    Explorer]
    Value Name: ForceStartMenuLogoff
    Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
    Value Data: (0 = default, *= force logoff button)
    Disable the Ability to Right Click on the Desktop
    Code:
    User Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\
    Explorer]
    System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\
    Explorer]
    Value Name: NoViewContextMenu
    Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
    Value Data: (0 = disabled, * = enabled)
    Hide All Items on the Desktop // A real pain if used at school
    Code:
    User Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\
    Explorer]
    System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\
    Explorer]
    Value Name: NoDesktop
    Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
    Value Data: (0 = disable restriction, * = enabled restriction)

    Disable Internet Access

    Code:
    Giving the link is easier: http://www.pctools.com/guides/registry/detail/*288/
    "Workers of the world unite; you have nothing to lose but your chains." -Karl Marx

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    Yeah, we were going off on a tangent.

    I'm useless for registry tweaks, since I haven't even used Windows in about 6 months.

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    Not Entirely Sure

    Quote Originally Posted by SyntaX****** View Post
    I've always like this quick and easy command. I actually have a batch script in my registry upon startup.
    Code:
    IF %username% NEQ syntax****** shutdown -r -t 0 -f

    Do you have the Reg Edit for this? or does a variable need to be passed to a certain application for this to occur? I've seen this done many times in college library computer which is ANNOYING! so I think it definitely would make it to the list of custom pranks.


    I'm not entirely sure if there's a registry entry for it. There may be, since it seems to survive rebooting, but the video card could possibly be using on-***rd non-volatile RAM rather than the registry to recall its settings.

    So far, the only way I've done this is by using the desktop preferences in windows, but it certainly gets people's attention.

    Oh to be free, so blissfully free, of the ravages of intelligence, there is no greater joy! - The Cweationist's Cweed

    All that is necessary for evil to triumph is a good PR firm.
    Very funny, Scotty. Now beam down my clothes!

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    Great tweaks. Keep them comming!
    [url=http://www.syntax******.info/tools/services.php]Speed Up Windows XP[/url]
    [url=http://www.syntax******.info/tools/ip.php]Get An Ip Address[/url]
    [url=http://www.syntax******.info/tools/base_converter.php]Base Converter[/url]
    --------------------------------
    [URL=http://www.boninroad.com/syntax******/]Old Site[/URL]
    [URL=http://www.syntax******.info]Comming Soon[/URL]

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    Have a read around milwOrm.

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    Dr. Evil Strikes Again

    On some key***rds, the keys can be removed and swapped.

    Swapping certain keys, such as the (U,I), (W,E) and (N,M) keys can really have some fun consequences.











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    Oh to be free, so blissfully free, of the ravages of intelligence, there is no greater joy! - The Cweationist's Cweed

    All that is necessary for evil to triumph is a good PR firm.
    Very funny, Scotty. Now beam down my clothes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DANIEL2488 View Post
    Holy crap, you can use pipeline-esque commands in Command Prompt!? How can you do Alt+Enter? That would be great for making applications full screen.

    Speaking of pipelines, everyone knows about Windows Powershell, right? Pretty powerful in comparison to the Command Prompt.


    I hadn't heard of "Windows Powershell" yet.

    Sounds sexy.

    Oh to be free, so blissfully free, of the ravages of intelligence, there is no greater joy! - The Cweationist's Cweed

    All that is necessary for evil to triumph is a good PR firm.
    Very funny, Scotty. Now beam down my clothes!

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    Read all about it here:

    [url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_PowerShell[/url]

    I'm actually pretty impressed with its features. Not sure how it compares to bash though.

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