Did you know that software developers hide Easter eggs in many popular programs you use today? It’s true; developers create hidden Easter eggs in software that can be easily executed with a short cut or command to reveal them. I guess software developers get bored and this is their way of having a little fun to get through a day of coding. Listed below are some of the most popular Easter eggs you will find in programs you use today.

Easter Eggs

Software Easter Eggs

Solitaire (XP only)

Can’t seem to win at Solitaire? No problem, you can win by pressing Alt + Shift + 2 at the same time. You win!

Windows 7 God Mode

  • Right click on your desktop and select choose New and then Folder.
  • Windows will create a folder called New Folder by default.
  • Rename this folder to GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}
  • The folder icon will change and inside are all sorts of cool things inside such as administrative tools, backup and restore, bit locker encryption, etc…It’s like having all the tools you need in one place!

Minesweeper (XP only)

How to reveal Mines in the game:

  • Close all running applications.
  • Launch Minesweeper.
  • Type ‘xyzzy’ and hold down the shift key for a second.
  • Move your cursor over a Minesweeper square and you should notice a tiny white pixel in the top left corner of your desktop. This pixel changes to black when your mouse moves over a mine. In order for this to work, you shouldn’t have a black or white desktop background.

Firefox Easter Eggs

Type about:mozilla in the address bar and read the message.

Type about:credits in the address bar and you will see all who have contributed to Mozilla Firefox.

Type about:robots in the address bar and learn everything about robots.

If you want to find more Easter eggs just go to Google and search.

Happy Easter!