There's the mundane stuff like putting tape under people's mice.
We'd also invert mouse controls on the desktop, make the speed super slow or fast, reverse the buttons...
We'd take a screen shot of someone's desktop, move all their icons into a folder, and then chuckle as someone's PC "locks up".
My most elaborate one took place decades ago. During holiday break, we'd be absolutely dead. However, we had folks who loitered on site, and they were here 365 days a year. Since it was just a handful, we knew pretty much all of them.
One day, a coworker is in the bathroom when one of the loiterers runs into the stall next to him. He described it as a panicked grab for toilet paper and whimpering. Instead of asking if the guy was ok, or needed help, he ducked out of the bathroom and came back to the office where he was quite concerned for this man's well being. He was concerned that the man might have been wounded.
This was the day before we all left for our own holiday breaks and he never went back to check on him. So, during break, I went onto our local newspaper's website, looked up crime scene stories, took their HTML/image assets for our area, and created a news story in pretty much the exact same writing style about how a man was found dead at our workplace the evening my coworker ran into him in the bathroom. That the coroner said it was unfortunate because the man bled out and would have lived if someone had noticed and called for medical assistance.
I then took that, modified the header so that it pointed to some fake url. When we went back to work, I went to print it out to make sure it looked right before I'd hand it to the guy (Who would have known it was a joke if I handed it to him.) However, we print to a communal printer. On my way to get it, someone else intercepted the print out.
Since it wasn't uncommon for folks to print out important local news, the guy that intercepted the print out starts reading it. Out loud. I walk into the communal printer area just as the bathroom guy walks in. He overhears this "news" story get read out loud and goes white as a ghost. He felt so guilty and was kicking himself so hard. I felt so bad, I had to admit that I went through a ton of effort to fake this story. It was the pinnacle of my workplace pranks and I felt so bad that I never pulled another prank again.
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