Bored? Here's an Easter egg

One of the least important yet most popular features of any software is its so-called Easter egg, a hidden feature you activate by pressing a set of secret keystrokes. A typical Easter egg yields a video clip, animation or program credits.

In Internet Explorer 4, click Help-About Internet Explorer.

Hold down while you drag the small "e" icon to the left - along the black line, down and across the globe, then across the IE logo. Release the mouse when the logo moves out of the way.

Click the Unlock button that appears. Hold down again, drag the "e" to the shaking globe and drop it there.

A credits screen will roll across the screen, along with gags about dubious features that never made it into IE 4, such as the Scratch 'n' Sniff Toolbar.

You can read about the Easter eggs in your favourite software by heading to The Easter Egg Archive at

Join the newsletter!


Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.
Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Judy Heim

PC World
Show Comments

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles


PCW Evaluation Team

Tom Pope

Dynabook Portégé X30L-G

Ultimately this laptop has achieved everything I would hope for in a laptop for work, while fitting that into a form factor and weight that is remarkable.

Tom Sellers


This smart laptop was enjoyable to use and great to work on – creating content was super simple.

Lolita Wang


It really doesn’t get more “gaming laptop” than this.

Jack Jeffries


As the Maserati or BMW of laptops, it would fit perfectly in the hands of a professional needing firepower under the hood, sophistication and class on the surface, and gaming prowess (sports mode if you will) in between.

Taylor Carr


The MSI PS63 is an amazing laptop and I would definitely consider buying one in the future.

Christopher Low

Brother RJ-4230B

This small mobile printer is exactly what I need for invoicing and other jobs such as sending fellow tradesman details or step-by-step instructions that I can easily print off from my phone or the Web.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?