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This is my variation of the age-old prank where you take a screen shot of someone's desktop and set it as their wallpaper. The end result of the steps to follow is a desktop that only half-works: some things can be clicked and interacted with while others can't. Here's what you do:
1 - Open a program or document in windowed mode, then take a screen shot of the desktop by pressing the Print Screen key (or "Print," "PRNT," or some variation thereof).
2 - Open Paint, press CTRL and V to paste your screen shot, then save it to some place like My Documents.
3 - Navigate to where you saved the image, open it, then right-click on it and select "Set as desktop background."
4 - Right-click on a blank section of the taskbar, click "Properties," click the box next to "Auto-hide the taskbar," then click the "Apply" button.
5 - Open a program or document in windowed mode and position it so that it's partially on top of the window that's a part of the wallpaper you have set.
6 - To complete this prank, simply move whichever desktop icons you'd like into a new folder, then place that folder somewhere else temporarily (or just leave it on the desktop, if you'd like).
You're all done! Now, if you don't have the time to do all of that, then you can opt for a much quicker variation by taking a screen shot of the desktop as it is, setting it as a wallpaper, hiding the taskbar, and quickly hiding all the icons by right-clicking on the desktop, hovering over "View," then unchecking "Show desktop icons." Or, an even quicker choice is to hop on the computer and simply hide the taskbar and desktop icons.
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