MacMost Now 535: Practical Jokes and April Fools

Learn about a few simple April Fools jokes you can play on your friends with Macs.

Comments: 6 Responses to “MacMost Now 535: Practical Jokes and April Fools”

    Zane
    9 years ago

    I love the folder on the desktop trick. My office is going to hate me!

    Dean
    9 years ago

    Gary, you are truly an evil genius! ;-) Okay, so I’m FINALLY getting to this awesome MacMost Now email (as they all are–awesome) on 9 Apr, but your practical jokes & April fools are still ingenious stuff for year round! :-) Funniest thing for me is that your very 1st one–the screencap’ing the desktop & then making the image the very nonfunctional “desktop”–is something we did at work a few months ago to a friend (coworker) who had, AGAIN, left his access card in his card reader when he took a smoke break…AND he didn’t log off, lock his computer, etc! SWEET!! Granted, we use PCs at work (yes, my most humble apologies!), but the moment was just as sweet & VERY quickly seized by the 2 of us–the devious ones w/ the tech knowledge (not that this took THAT much out of us!). He already had plenty of icons on the desktop that he uses for everything, so it was all the more easy. Captured the desktop, made the image his wallpaper, & then just sat in wait…anxiously! :-P It was all we could do to NOT laugh or give up the secret as he clicked all over, checked his mouse (why?? It was working fine!), checked his keyboard (again, WHY?), rebooted…rebooted…and rebooted a 3rd time before finally–FINALLY turning around & saying, “Alright–you guys DID something, didn’t you.” It was GREAT! Thanks for letting me know there are others like us out there just waiting to strike! Ha. Take care, Gary, & thanks for all your fantastic MacMost info, insights, & fun. Keep on rockin’ in the free world! :-)

    Dan
    9 years ago

    Gary, I love the display change. I was viewing some photos and I really liked the effect on some landscapes. I tried to save them that way to email, print etc but couldn’t figure a way. Is there? Thanks, your the BEST.

      9 years ago

      Not sure what you are asking. You were viewing some photos and wanted to email them? What were you viewing the photos in?

        Dan
        9 years ago

        Gary, Using command+option+control+8. The inverted screen effect makes some photos really odd. I viewed in iphoto, aperture. I wanted to save a photo with the inverted screen effect to print, email etc. I saved to docs, tried to email, screen capture, open in preview. I guess sense it isn’t really altering the photo just my screen view I can’t save? Could I duplicate the effect in aperture? I’m still digging into aperture. Any ideas? Its just fooling around stuff but it’s driving me nuts. Now I’m on a mission. Please help me get on with my life. Thanks

          9 years ago

          Right. Command+Option+Control+8 just inverts the screen. It doesn’t really change your documents.
          You can do that in most image editing programs, like Photoshop, by choosing “Invert.” But I’m not sure if that is available in Aperture.

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