Annoy Your Friends and Colleagues with Global Flags
June 23rd, 2005

Step 1

Open gflags.exe. It comes with the Debugging Tools for Windows.

Step 2

On the Image File tab, enter the name of a popular executable. Suggestions:

  • devenv.exe [developers]
  • outlook.exe [human resources]
  • excel.exe [bankers and finance dweebs]
  • iexplore.exe / firefox.exe [catch-all]

Step 3

Press tab to refresh the form. Check “Debugger,” and enter sol.exe in the textbox. Press ok.

Step 4

Bask in the hilarity of your sophisticated prank.

gflags.exe, the Windows global flags editor