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MS WORD 97 MS EXCELL 97
MS WORD VIEWER 97 MS POWERPOINT 97
MS ACCESS 97 MS WINDOWS 3.1
MS WINDOWS 95 MS WINDOWS 95 - FREECELL
MS WINDOWS 98 MS WINDOWS NT 4.0
MS WINDOWS NT 3.51 NORTON NAVIGATOR
MS INTERNET EXPLORER 4.0 SYMANTEC NORTON UTILITIES 8.0
BORLAND C++ v5.02 BORLAND C++ v4.5
BORLAND C++ QBASIC
VISUAL BASIC v5.0 VISUAL BASIC v4.0
VISUAL C++ COREL DRAW! 3.0
COREL DRAW! 5.0 or COREL PHOTOPAINT 5.0 COREL DRAW! 5.0
COREL DRAW! 6.0 COREL PRINTHOUSE
ADOBE PHOTOSHOP v4.0 ADOBE PHOTOSHOP
mIRC CHAT CLIENT 4.0 PAINT SHOP PRO 7.0
PAINT SHOP PRO 5.0 , 6.0 , 7.0 GO TO THE END OF PAGE
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MS WORD 97
  1. In Word 97, open a new document.
  2. Write text - Blue.
  3. Mark the text and make it BOLD and BLUE.
  4. At the end of text put SPACE
  5. Go to HELP - ABOUT
  6. Double click on WORD LOGO in the left upper corner while pressing CTRL+SHIFT
  7. Play with "m" and "n"
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MS WORD VIEWER 97
  1. Go to HELP then ABOUT WORD, the About dialog pops up.
  2. Hold down "Shift", "Ctrl" and "Alt", then click glasses. You'll see a screen with all the programmers!.
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MS POWERPOINT 97
  1. Open MS Powerpoint.
  2. Choose HELP then About MS-Powerpoint.
  3. Now click the logo on the top left.
  4. Use the Right/Left key to speed up/down the show and the Up/Down key to zoom in/out.
  1. Open MS Powerpoint.
  2. Choose HELP then About MS-Powerpoint.
  3. Press Ctrl+Shift+Alt and tripple click on the horizontal divider line.
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MS EXCELL 97
  1. In Excel 97, open a new blank work sheet.
  2. Press F5 and type X97:L97 in the "Reference" box, then click OK.
  3. Now hit your tab key once (you should end up in cell M97).
  4. Press "Ctrl" and "Shift" while clicking once on the ChartWizard icon(the one at the top with the blue-yellow-red bar chart).
  5. Welcome aboard ! After a few moments you should be flying. Steer with the mouse, accel and decel with the left and right mouse Buttons respectively, and look for the monoliths with the programmer credits. You can exit the screen by pressing Ctrl+Shift+Esc. I also got out by hitting Esc. Find the area where the ground is textured differently. There is a scrolling list of developers/testers/managers.
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MS ACCESS 97
  1. Create a new database.
  2. Make a table called "Go Speed Racer Go".
  3. Choose 'About MS-Access' from the 'Help' main menu option.
  4. Now right double click on the logo. Enjoy!
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MS WINDOWS 3.1
  1. Hold Ctrl+Alt+Shift. Don't let up on any of these keys throughout the whole procedure.
  2. Go to the 'Help' menu of 'Program Manager' and select 'About Program Manager'.
  3. There should be a nice colorful Microsoft Windows logo in the upper right hand corner of the window. Double click on one of the four colors in the logo. Then hit OK.
  4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 and click on a different color of the logo. The bottom of the window should change to display an animated waving window and some different text.
  5. Repeat steps 2 and 3 once more and click on a different color of the logo. The bottom of the window will change once more to display a person and a chalkboard with the programmers' names scrolling on it.
  6. Repeat the whole procedure several times more, using different color combinations. You should get different people in the final picture, and even a bear (or some sort of furry animal) if you're lucky.

  1. In the 'Main' program group, activate the 'Clipboard' program.
  2. In the 'Help' menu, activate the 'Contents' submenu.
  3. In the last line of the 'Topics' activate the "i" in the word "Windows" (this can most easily be accomplished via the Tab key): you'll be greeted with a display of 9 national flags.
  4. Click on any flag. A window will pop up giving credit to the pertinent national developers.
  5. Repeat step 4 for different national flags.
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MS WINDOWS 95
  1. Right-click Desktop, select New/Folder.
  2. Name folder "and now, the moment you've all been waiting for".
  3. Right-click folder, select rename, type "we proudly present for your viewing pleasure".
  4. Right-click folder, select rename, type "The Microsoft Windows 95 Product Team!".
  5. Double-click folder.
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MS WINDOWS 95 - FREECELL
  1. Start Microsoft Freecell.
  2. Choose "Select game" from the "Game" main menu.
  3. Type "-1" or "-2" and click OK. See the magic. Try without next egg :-).

  1. Start Microsoft Freecell.
  2. Begin a new game and then press "Ctrl+Shift+F10".
  3. Follow the instructions and then double click on any card. You'll win the game as easily as you would have thought.
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MS WINDOWS 98
  1. Open the time&date setting by double-clicking on the time on the taskbar.
  2. Click the TIME ZONE tab.
  3. Hold down the "Ctrl" key and click on Egypt in the map.
  4. While still holding down the mouse button and the "Ctrl" key, dragthe cursor to Alabama or Missisippi.
  5. Release the mouse button but still hold the "Ctrl" key, and then press the mouse button and drag the cursor to Redmond, WA (where the Microsoft Headquarters is located).
  6. Release the mouse button and the "Ctrl" key, and ... (you will see).
NOTE: You have to try a few times to get the easter egg working.
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MS WINDOWS NT 4.0
  1. Right-click the desktop, and select Properties.
  2. Select the Screen Saver tab.
  3. Select 3D Text (Open GL) from the list of screen savers.
  4. Click the Settings button.
  5. Type in "I love NT",(without quotation) and select OK; then click the Preview button. The screensaver text will say "good?" (In NT 3.51, will display the names of the NT programmers).
  6. Type in "not evil",(without quotation) and select OK; then click the Preview button. The screensaver text will cycle throught a list of Windows NT 4.0 programmers.
  7. Type in "volcano",(without quotation) and select OK; then click the Preview button. The screensaver text will cycle throught a list of volcanoes.
  8. Try another words: MUSIC , BEER , Rock

  1. Right click on the Desktop and select 'Properties'.
  2. Go to the 'Screensaver' tab and choose '3DPipes' as the screensaver.
  3. Now, click on the 'Settings' button.
  4. Now, set the 'Joint' style to 'Mixed' and click on OK.
  5. Click on the 'Preview' button and watch closely.
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MS WINDOWS NT 3.51
  1. Run USER MANAGER FOR DAMAIN
  2. Check that "Caps Lock" is turned on. If not, turn it on.
  3. Type "NTLAN". Some fake users will appear to be connected to the machine.
  4. Exit the "USER MANAGER" to delete them.
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NORTON NAVIGATOR
  1. To see Netscape FishCam press "Ctrl+Alt+F"

  1. To see Transfer Status window press "Ctrl+Alt+T"

  1. Enter the address "about:mozilla" in the address bar for an except from the ages-old Book of Mozilla. Remember when the < BLINK > tags were the rage?

  1. Try typing about: followed by the email alias of popular Netscape employees in the address bar. Here are all the ones we know of, in alphabetical order ammiel, ari, atotic, bfitler, bgolden, billk, bjm, bkim, blythe, brian, cat, chouck, dmay, dmose, ebina, hagan, hbscharp, hecker, hkamat, jeff, jim, jsw, jules, jwz, karlton, kent, kipp, kyounger, lisa, marca, marcm, mareva, mfaul, mhiggins, mlm, montulli, mtoy, nathan, paquin, pthomsen, robm, robd, sdowns, sharoni, snpf, tborja, tdicker, terry, timm, topher.
  2. You can also try about:cache and about:memory-cache
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MS INTERNET EXPLORER 4.0
  1. Launch Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on HELP toolbar, and select ABOUT INTERNET EXPLORER.
  3. Ctrl+click the "e" symbol, and while still holding down, drag it to the left of the Internet Explorer 4 text.
  4. While still holding down, quickly and forcefully drag the symbolonto the globe. If you do this correctly, the text should slide away and reveal a button called UNLOCK.
  5. Click the UNLOCK button. The globe should start shaking.
  6. Drag the "e" onto the globe, and ... (you will see)
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SYMANTEC NORTON UTILITIES 8.0
  1. Run DISK DOCTOR.
  2. Select ABOUT from the HELP menu.
  3. Press and hold down the N, U and 8 keys at the same time. You should see a picture of the Norton Utilities development team! You can point your mouse at a team member to see their name.
  4. Next point your mouse at a member of the development team, activate your "Num Lock" (it's next to your number keypad), your "Caps Lock" (above your left Shift key), amnd your "Scroll Lock" (above your Insert and Delete keys). Now click your right mouse button. The team members now appear in hockey masks, and the text NEVER SAY DIE! appears on the screen. The internal codename for Norton Utilities 8.0 was Jason! I wonder why they didn't release it on Friday the 13th...
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BORLAND C++ v5.02
  1. Choose ABOUT from the HELP menu.
  2. Hold down "Ctrl+Shift" and double click on the logo.
  3. A screen pops up showing the names of the developers.
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BORLAND C++ v4.5
  1. Choose ABOUT from the HELP menu.
  2. Hold down "Ctrl" and double click on the square.
  3. A window showing the dedications pops up.
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BORLAND C++
  1. Choose ABOUT from the HELP menu.
  2. Press the following key combinations to try out these eggs. Each key combination shows a different egg. Alt+D Alt+T Alt+I
  3. These might be the same eggs mentioned above.
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QBASIC
  1. Go to the 'Dos Prompt' and type "Qbasic".
  2. Press the following key combination just after pressing enter. You have to do it very quickly. 'LeftCtrl+LeftAlt+LeftShift+RightCtrl+RightAlt+RightShift'
  3. Wait for a few seconds to see the list of developers.
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VISUAL BASIC v5.0
  1. Start Visual Basic 5.0.
  2. If you get the New Project dialog box, just click 'Open'.
  3. Click the 'View' menu, point to 'Toolbars', and click 'Customize'.
  4. Go to 'Commands' tab.
  5. Click the 'Help' category, and drag the 'About Microsoft Visual Basic' item into the 'Help' menu.
  6. Click the 'Modify Selection' button and set the name for the newly inserted menu item to "Show VB Credits".
  7. Click the 'Close' button.
  8. From the 'Help' menu, choose 'Show VB Credits'. Enjoy!
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VISUAL BASIC v4.0
  1. Add a 'Text Box' to any form.
  2. Change it's text property to "Thunder".
  3. Lock the control on the form.
  4. Move the mouse over the tools in the toolbox.
  5. Names of developers and testers should appear instead of the usual tooltips.
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VISUAL C++
  1. Start VC++.
  2. Choose 'About VC++' from the 'Help' main menu option.
  3. Hold down the 'Ctrl' button and double 'Left Click', releasing the ctrl button exactly when you release the left mouse button.
  4. VC++ 2.2 displays a spinning plus, with programmer credits.
  5. VC++ 4.0 lets you fly around a landscape made up of programmer mug shots.
  1. Choose 'About VC++' from the 'Help' main menu option.
  2. Hold 'Ctrl' and 'Double Click' on the logo.
  3. Release 'Ctrl' at same time as 2nd mouse click is released.
  4. Use 'Keypad/A/Z' to fly around.
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COREL DRAW! 3.0
  1. Within CorelDraw, go to Help, About CorelDraw!
  2. Double click on either of the baloon icons.
  3. The Program credits will appear on the screen hung to an Air Baloon.
  4. To exit at any time, press ESC once or twice.
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COREL DRAW! 5.0 or COREL PHOTOPAINT 5.0
  1. Open CorelDraw! 5.0 or Corel-Photo Paint 5.0
  2. Hold down SHIFT+ CTRL (to the same time without the PLUS)
  3. Click in the Help (About Corel-DRAW! or About Corel-Photo Paint)
  4. Loose SHIFT+ CTRL
  5. Make double Click in whatever of the 2 icons
  6. You seen to Elvis Fall in parachute if you squash in right botton of the mouse
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COREL DRAW! 5.0
  1. Start CorelDraw! 5.0
  2. Select Help, About.
  3. Double Click on one of the icons.
  4. You will see the Corel Balloon and a hand with a lever
  5. Click the left mouse button and hold.
  6. The balloon will rise with a banner.
  7. Now for the fun part, Right click the mouse.
  8. You'll see fireworks on the screen. Enjoy!
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COREL DRAW! 6.0
  1. Select Help/About CorelDRAW (or Help/About Corel PHOTO-PAINT)
  2. Double click on the Butterfly (or "Cross") on righthand side of the copyright notice window.
  3. Credits will scroll.
  4. Double click again to return to the copyright display.
  5. With the hand cursor move the scroll list up and down. It will continue in the last direction moved.
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COREL PRINTHOUSE
  1. Select 'About' from the 'Help' main menu option.
  2. Hold down 'Ctrl+Shift' and double click on the icon.
  3. You'll get a blimp. The Left button moves it while the Right button launches some fireworks.
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ADOBE PHOTOSHOP v4.0
  1. Hold down 'Ctrl+Shift+Alt' and then choose 'About' from the 'Help' main menu option.
  2. Now you'll have an about box with a big Cat in it. You'll also see some credits.
  3. 'Alt' will speed up the credits.
  4. Once the credits have started hold down the 'Alt' key and click on the Cat's one really big eye. While still holding 'Alt' press 'Ctrl'.
  5. Release 'Alt' and some message will appear over the top of the credits.
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ADOBE PHOTOSHOP
  1. Change the system's date to 1st April.
  2. Start up Photoshop as usual. You'll get a different startup screen.
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mIRC CHAT CLIENT 4.0
  1. Move your mouse over the yellow ABOUT button on the toolber.
  2. Once the tool tip appears,, click your right mouse button over and over.
  3. Keep clicking to see a "personalized" message!

  1. Hold down your right mouse button over the toolbar for a few seconds.
  2. Then while keeping the right mouse button depressed, move your mouse over the yellow ABOUT button on the toolbar and hold down the left mouse button..
  3. Hold both buttons for a few seconds, then let go.
  4. The ABOUT icon will turn into a smiley face!

  1. Open the ABOUT dialog box (the one with the autor's picture.
  2. Right-click anywhere in the dialog box (except over the button) and a dot over the I in mIRC will start bouncing!

  1. Open the ABOUT dialog box and left-click that autor's nose for a "squeeky" surprise!

  1. Open the ABOUT dialog box and type "arnie" to see the author's favourite playtime pal!

  1. Open the ABOUT dialog box and left-click the mIRC icon to see the icon change!
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PAINT SHOP PRO 7.0
  1. Click File>>New.
  2. Specify a Width of 1022 and a Height of 817 and click OK.
  3. Now choose Image>>Picture Frame.
  4. Inside Picture Frame choose Antique Marble and choose Next.
  5. Choose Frame Inside of Image and click Finish
  6. Now choose the Eraser tool.
  7. Go to the Tool Options and increase the brush size (this is to make it faster).
  8. Right click and drag over image (scribble) to see the development team
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PAINT SHOP PRO 5.0 6.0 7.0
  1. Open Paint Shop Pro.
  2. Go to the Help menu and choose About Paint Shop Pro.
  3. Hold down Ctrl and Shift.
  4. Double click in the splash screen.
  5. Let go of Ctrl and Shift
  6. For version 5 or 6: Type 'paintshoppro' with no spaces, quotes or caps.
  7. For version 7: Type 'jascsoftware' with no spaces, quotes or caps.
  8. The Atomic Dog splash screen is revealed with Adobe's Big Electric Cat in the Atomic Dog's mouth.
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