Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Possible Duplicate:
What’s Your Favorite Harmless Computer Practical Joke?

Window's guys, seem to have all the fun.

So what about the Mac, what practical jokes can you play on people who own one?

share|improve this question

marked as duplicate by fretje, Diago Aug 19 '09 at 11:32

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.

4  
community wiki –  John T Aug 18 '09 at 16:57
3  
Actually, who sais the other one is for windows guys specifically? I would classify this as a dupe. –  fretje Aug 18 '09 at 17:04
    
I agree that this is a duplicate. The other question does not explicitly limit the answers to Windows and all these answers will fit the mold. –  Diago Aug 19 '09 at 11:33
add comment

6 Answers

up vote 6 down vote accepted

Owning one?

Asking them to right-click? (yes, I know they can now)

share|improve this answer
    
that joke still pisses off the mac fan boys. :) –  cust0s Aug 18 '09 at 17:46
    
Because it's not necessary. Sure, I can right click on my desktop, but many people just haven't figured out that we do not need to right click. It's amazing, I know. –  EvilChookie Aug 18 '09 at 20:48
1  
EvilChookie: Come on. As much as I would like to say that the right click is redundant, it just isnt. So many actions are tied to right click, or made simpler by right clicking –  David Pearce Aug 18 '09 at 20:54
    
I have to agree with joshhunt, I just couldn't live without my right mouse button even on a mac. –  cust0s Aug 18 '09 at 23:28
add comment

Holding down Shift while initiating window animations such as Exposé makes them happen in slow motion. This lets you do things like:

  1. Open a Terminal window. Type in killall Dock but don't execute it yet.
  2. Switch to another application and initiate a minimize while holding down Shift.
  3. Quickly switch back to Terminal and execute the killall.

Since the Dock handles the minimization animation, killing it mid-minimize freezes the window in a contorted state. (This is most impressive when using the "Genie" minimization effect, but that's just my opinion.) Bizarrely, however, the window itself is still responsive—try using the keyboard!

share|improve this answer
add comment

Command-Option-Control-8. Try it! It's Fun!

share|improve this answer
add comment

This is platform agnostic, but its still my favorite:

Open a finder window (or any other window) and make sure the application for that window isn't the active application (i.e. the window is in the background). Hide the mouse and the dock and take a screen shot, and set that screen shot as the desktop picture. Now the it looks like you've got a frozen application that you can't find in the force quit list (since the window that is now part of the background image doesn't respond to mouse clicks). The best part is that its completely harmless to the computer as long as the user doesn't go berserk from frustration.

share|improve this answer
add comment

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.