Windows NT Easter Egg - The Shadow Knows

1. While at your desktop, press [F1], to display the Help Topics: Windows Help dialog box.
2. Click on the find Tab. (If you haven't done the mumbo - jumbo before, follow the Wizard along...)
3. Click the Options... button, then select the All the words you typed in any order radio button.
4. In the Show words that dropdown list, make sure the begin with the characters you type options is selected, then click OK.
5. Once you return to the Find tab, select the text box at the top and type Who knows who built this tool? (Make sure you capitalize the W and include the question mark.)
6. Hold down the [Shift][Ctrl] key combination as you click the Clear button.
7. Now, click the Options... button once more, only this time, select the radio buton titled At least one of the words you typed.
8. In the Show words that dropdown list, choose the contain the characters you type option, then click OK.
9. In the Find tab, type The Shadow knows! in the text box at the top. Make sure you capitalize the letters T and S and that you include the exclamation point.
10. Finally, hold down the [Shift][Ctrl] key combination as you click the Clear button. You should now see the Easter Egg in action.

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Contributed By: Keeb 69 on 07-15-1999
Reviewed By: Webmaster
Special Requirements: Win95, WinNT 3.5
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Randy S. writes:
This also works on Win NT 4. It *is* a boring egg, though, and one wonders if such eggs scattered throughout Windows aren't one reason for the code bloat. What I really wonder is how anyone figures out such things!
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Hak writes:
A bit too long winded for something that is more pointless than any other egg I have seen. Sorry. At least it worked.
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me writes:
When I go to help, and click the find tab, I have to complete a wizard, when it is done, I keep getting an error "Unable to display the Find tab. (177)", and it takes me back to the contents tab. When I try to go back to the Find tab, it starts the whole thing over again, with the wizard and all. Can I still see the egg from a different tab? I am using Windows NT 4.0 (4.00.1381) Workstation, Service Pack 6a.
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Mike writes:
In reply to Randy, the people who took a part in writing the code for Microsoft Windows probably spead that it's there though word-of-mouth. Then, they told their friends and family members, and it dominoes out from there. :S
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