Every system has some tips and tricks that really help in making your life easier. That is why we published two very popular posts on PC/ Internet tricks and Tips for Mac OsX. While being really helpful, some of these tips can be used to play a prank on your friend or family. You just need to get hold of their MacBook for a minute or two and here are some pranks that you can play on your buddy’s Macbook:
Rename all their file at once
Go to your friend’s favorite folder, where he is storing all those lovely images of his favorite Victoria’s secret model. Select all the group of files > Right click > Rename > Type “You have been hacked” > Click “Rename” > innocuously close the folder > See the look on his face when he opens the folder.
Warning: Once done, this action can’t be undone very easily.
Hide the Sidebar on the Left
In a Finder window Press ‘command + option + S’ and act as if nothing has happened.
Hide the Toolbar on the Top
Press ‘command + option + T’ while a Finder window is open.
Change default apps associated with a particular type of program
Like assigning a Media player app for an image file. Press ‘Command + I > Open with > Choose new App > Click ‘Change All…’ to apply to all the files.
Automatically Open Certain Items On Startup
System Preferences > Users > Login items > Click the ‘+’ to add an application. Add random programs to the list. Now next time, when he starts his MacBook, enjoy his quandary.
Change default search engine in Safari
Open Safari > Preferences > Search Tab > Select some random search engine from the list. How about selecting DuckDuckGo in the list.
Hide the Dock
Press command + option +D to hide the dock on your frenemy’s Mac.
Stop Magnification in Dock
System Preferences > Dock > Magnification > Uncheck the box
Change The Cursor Size To Grandma’s Preferred Size
System Preferences > Accessibility > Display pane > ‘Cursor size:’ > Change the cursor size using the scroll to a size your grandmother would be comfortable with.
Change Alert Sound
System Preferences > Sound > ‘Sound Effects’ tab > ‘Select an alert sound:’ Go ahead have fun and choose a really scary alert sound to startle your friend.
A screenshot that fills the whole screen
This one is my favorite and I consider myself a pro in this prank. I have lost count of the actual number of my victims. Take a screenshot of the desktop (shortcut is ‘command + shift + 3’). The image is saved to your desktop. Now open the image in ‘Preview’ and choose view in fullscreen.
Another version of the same prank
Press ‘command + shift + 3’ > the screenshot of the image will be saved on your desktop. Set these image as the desktop wallpaper and hide all the icons of the desktop. Now let your friend try to open these icons by trying to click on them (while in reality they are just images).
Invert Screen color
Although this feature is really handy for night usage, but who is stopping you from pranking your buddy. Press ‘control + option + command + 8’.
Replace text shortcut with something funny
Use spotlight to open the keyboard settings > Click on Text tab > Click on ‘+’ > Now assign shortcuts as you wish. Go on have some fun. Assign “I am an idiot” to your friend’s name.
Tarun is an on-off blogger, mostly off due to his Lazy A** attitude. A self proclaimed Apple fanatic, the rockstars of his world are Steve Jobs, Jimmy Wales, Elon Musk and Marc Bodnick.