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Access the internet through calculator, notepad, etc

Arrow Image Ever find yourself at school and locked off the internet?



This is my first go at an article, so if you're going to criticize, please make it constructive. I already know it's short, but it's not exactly a complicated process.

When I'm in my programming class (Java) at school, the teacher always blocks Internet Explorer because a few idiots decided to check their email right in front of her, which is bad at my school. Until this incident, I had always used the internet to move past my teacher's requests. I would finish the assignment early and spend the rest of the time researching more advanced techniques. (I know, I'm a nerd, but hey- Java is useful)

So, when I got home, I decided to try and fix this problem. I searched around the internet using the best tool known to man (google.com) and came across this strategy.

1) When you open the windows calculator, calc.exe, you can go to help and then click help topics.
Note: This can be done through any of the basic Windows applications, such as notepad.

2) Right click on the title bar and go to 'Jump to URL'

3) Type your URL (Make sure you put in http://)

There you have it. Now you can search around the internet using your own private little browser which is easily hidden if and when a teacher walks by.

I tested this at school and it worked like a charm!

Thanks for reading

Comments

ThorsDecreeon January 10 2008 - 06:31:46
I'll rate as soon as I try this Can you not r.click by holding down left-click and pressing the menu button (usually between Winkey and Ctrl or Alt and Ctrl)? Might have just disabled it specifically from the mouse?
Mouzion January 10 2008 - 09:43:44
You can get the help topics page just by pressing F1 on desktop? It's the same as with applications such as calc and notepad, right?
Frost_Ton January 10 2008 - 14:30:57
I'm rating it very good, I have a similar problem at my school, and this completely solves it. Good find!
Ayr4on January 10 2008 - 14:48:08
Do this work on 2000, XP or Vista?
Skunkfooton January 10 2008 - 15:52:38
I tried it on Vista and it didn't work. I might be missing something, but I doubt it works on Vista. Good article, but why can't you just install FF on a flash drive and use that? Or just figure out how he is blocking IE and disable that. Smile
Futilityon January 10 2008 - 21:47:47
Thanks for the feedback everyone, I appreciate it. @ Skunkfoot- We got this thing at our school called LANschool, which allows the teacher to see what we are doing at all times. She runs FF on her computer, so if she sees FF.exe on ours, she'll catch us pretty fast. This help thing is more obscure, and wont draw attention to us. @ThorsDecree- I'm not sure, but I'm definitely going to try it out tomorrow.
japanesedudeon January 10 2008 - 23:36:11
wow, that's kinda bad actually, a computer science class not allowing you to use the net during class :S seems stupid to me
japanesedudeon January 10 2008 - 23:36:29
oops, I forgot to mention, 'good article' Smile
zapfireon January 11 2008 - 05:06:17
Hey, to enable the right click, you have to go trough your registry, so, what I suggest you do, is create a *.reg file at home that enables the right click, then save it on a flashdrive or email it to yourself, then from there just install the *.reg file and your set, ~_o enjoy. :ninja:
Uber0non January 11 2008 - 08:57:27
This was a great workaround lol ^^ Awesome! Grin
system_meltdownon January 12 2008 - 02:27:20
Article's a tad short, as you've already stated, but it's still a great quality article, awesome concept too Smile
Zephyr_Pureon January 12 2008 - 03:20:40
Your article makes people aware of a useful trick, so I have to respect it for that. However, being on the defensive side, I can honestly tell you... it won't help you if your admin disables "Help and Support" (as all admins should). As for the right-click issue, don't believe others' solutions; the right-click block is a Group Policy setting, and cannot be trumped with a local "registry hack" or some such solution. Anyways, it was a cute article... I hope your later articles have a bit more meat to them.
Futilityon January 12 2008 - 05:08:29
Thanks again guys for all the positive comments. I would just like to say that I haven't rated it myself seeing as how my opinion doesn't really matter. I'll try to submit something useful again soon and make it longer.
DigitalFireon January 12 2008 - 07:26:47
could you not just bring firefox on a flash drive, then rename the executable to word.exe? thats if all she is looking at is a list of processes not screenshots.
Mouzion January 13 2008 - 21:47:09
The "Right click on the title bar" part can be done just by left clicking the icon on the left of the title bar. So you don't have to worry about any right click block.
R3M0T3 H4CK3Ron January 15 2008 - 10:48:53
usually unless it is wireless, if you unplug the network cable you cannot use the internet moshbat.
R3M0T3 H4CK3Ron January 15 2008 - 10:49:29
usually unless it is wireless, if you unplug the network cable you cannot use the internet moshbat.
uberfishon January 17 2008 - 05:33:21
nice work man.
Longbowon January 28 2008 - 22:21:46
nice work indeed. Shock
ZoDoomon February 02 2008 - 21:35:09
Very good i didnt know that about calculator cheers.Smile
fallingmidgeton February 03 2008 - 04:06:10
yea i just tried it and it didn't work for me. maybe cause i'm using windows vista.
theHacksterAspieon February 04 2008 - 23:25:43
gosh, I should have tried that at my old school too late now, my new school doesn't do that
thehacker3on February 12 2008 - 23:59:05
for those of you whose school blocks helpctr.exe i found a work-around for it. idk if it's just my school but we use something called synchroneyes very similar to ur description of LANschool. anyway, what i do in my school is jsut hold windows key and f1 at the same time and i get a ton of popups saying helpctr.exe has been disallowed. the ram floods and idk why but all the restrictions on the computer fly away and i get full access to internet, even the sites that are usually blocked. DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME!!! I CRASHED MY COMPUTER!!!
devilsson2010on May 02 2008 - 03:27:01
Kick ass...
Durty1425on May 03 2008 - 14:18:54
Lol thanks. I learned something new. =)
yours31fon June 18 2008 - 00:38:22
Vista has this option disabled. xp, and 2000 does not. I tested on all three and it works. also you can port the notepad over to linux and run it that way. Good article Btw. I like it short. its to the point and saves time by not wasting extra characters that you have to read pointlessly.
skathgh420on June 18 2008 - 04:06:48
nice very simple and very usefull Grin
Dunuinon March 11 2009 - 19:41:25
Nice article Smile
RootsBabiloniaon June 19 2010 - 06:36:52
Very interesting! But you like doing things the hard way! If disabled the IE in your school ... The easiest way would be to use the Windows Explorer to navigate ... I doubt they have blocked the windows explorer! HAUHAUHAUAHUHAUHAUHAUHUAHUA But it's a cool tip!
RootsBabiloniaon June 19 2010 - 07:22:12
Very interesting! But you like doing things the hard way! If disabled the IE in your school ... The easiest way would be to use the Windows Explorer to navigate ... I doubt they have blocked the windows explorer! HAUHAUHAUAHUHAUHAUHAUHUAHUA But it's a cool tip!
RootsBabiloniaon June 19 2010 - 07:29:55
Very interesting! But you like doing things the hard way! If disabled the IE in your school ... The easiest way would be to use the Windows Explorer to navigate ... I doubt they have blocked the windows explorer! HAUHAUHAUAHUHAUHAUHAUHUAHUA But it's a cool tip!
RootsBabiloniaon June 19 2010 - 07:35:58
sorry ... NOSCRIPT was that did it! Asked to resubmit the information and posted it three times! Smile
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