Windows 3.1 Easter Egg - Minesweeper Cheat (NOT AN EGG)

1. Enter Minesweeper, and type "xyzzy"(No quotes).
2. Press the left shift key.
3. Look at the top-left most pixel on the entire screen. To see this pixel, you have to minimize or shrink Program manager, since this changing pixel resides on the background wallpaper. When the pointer in on a mine the pixel will turn
4. This cheat is known to work under Windows 3.1 and Windows for Workgroups 3.11, but it is belived that the minesweeper under Windows 95 was changed and that this trick won't work.

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Contributed By: Troy McLucas on 07-15-1999
Reviewed By: Webmaster
Special Requirements: None
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From a comment by DragonTen, the cheat is back for XP. The white pixel is there, but look carefully. Also,this is not my computer(mine runs vista)
From a comment by DragonTen, the cheat is back for XP. The white pixel is there, but look carefully. Also,this is not my computer(mine runs vista)

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DragonTen writes:
This cheat is back for WindowsXP!! Start Mine Sweeper, type xyzzy then press enter once then press the 'right' shift key not the left. The square is in the top left corner of the screen:0) Have fun. DragonTen
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Lunare writes:
To get a really fast time just find all the mines first and place the flags on top of them, then right click all the empty or numbered squares. The thing is that the timer doesn't start until the first time you right-click on a square. This gives you all the time in the world to find the mines with that "xyzzy" code!
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Don't know about Win95, but in Win98 you start a new game (make the clock run) and then click with both the right and left mouse button. While holding both buttons down you click the "Esc" button on the keyboard. You have now stopped the time. It don't find the bombs for you, but it will give you time to find them. Don't know about Win95, but in Win98 you start a new game (make the clock run) and then click with both the right and left mouse button. While holding both buttons down you click the "Esc" button on the keyboard. You have now stopped the time. It don't find the bombs for you, but it will give you time to find them.
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ralph writes:
Sorry, but it doesn't work for me... - Win XP Pro SP2 NL
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i was here writes:
it works. you have to use an operating system with those rounded corners so that the corner is actually a curve, surrounded by black
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Windows NT 5.1 (Service Pack 2) Windows XP Pro (Service Pack 2) It works on these systems, But make sure the desktop has a black (or extremely dark) background. The pixel is white, and does not appear all the way in the top corner. It is offset. You may be better off lowering your resolution (For mine, I can lower it from 1600x1200 to 640x480, but my eyes are sharp enough)
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kevin writes:
heheh... i posted the pic i forgot to resize it...
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kevin writes:
Wont work on vista...
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o my god... its really works... its an eye killer but it really works.
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Sarah3264 writes:
I don't know if it works, but XYZZY? :D XYZZY. It's back!
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mkeggman writes:
This works on Windows XP.
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