Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Freak Out a Co-Worker or Family Member Day

I just tried to switch between open programs on my computer which I have done at least a million times in my life. However, instead of hitting alt-tab, for some mysterious reason, I hit control-alt-arrow.

Go ahead and try it.

Now, go do it to somebody else's computer while they're away from their desk.

(Note: I don't think it works on all computers.)


Adela said...

Didn't do anything for me, thank goodness.

Laurie said...

Adela - Too bad. It's pretty freaky.

OldRoses said...

One of my co-workers did this to an executive of our company who is known to have no sense of humor. Amazingly, the prankster still has a job.

Jen T. (soon to be E.) said...

Doesn't work on my home computer. I'll try tomorrow at work...

Will it screw up my work?

Laurie said...

Old Roses - Oh, my!

Jen - It just changes the orientation of the screen. To get it back to normal, you just hit control-alt-down arrow.

Anonymous said...

Not sure what this is supposed to do.

Please advise.



Laurie said...

Richard - On some monitors and in some versions of Windows, it changes the orientation of the desktop view.

Up arrow - upside down
Left arrow - 90 degrees left
Right arrow - 90 degrees right
Down arrow - straight again