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Ben Halpern
Ben Halpern

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How often do you clean your screen/keyboard?

And what do you use to clean it?

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Avalander

I didn't know you're supposed to clean them.

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Brittany

Almost never.☠️ When I'm on a long call sometimes I'll dust off my screen with my fingers like an animal

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DeChamp

I respect this method.

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Emma Bostian ✨

I don't... I want the world to know how much of a trash human I am

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Ben Halpern

I sort of operate under the assumption that you're pretty much flawless Emma πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ

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Simon Newby

Hear hear, to dead skin and lunch remains πŸ˜‚

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Harsh Shandilya

It's okay we'll always love you

You're breathtaking

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Mohammed Samgan Khan

if that's the case, you just redefined the word trash for me.

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kaleigh

whenever I'm in public and realize how dirty it is

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DeChamp

Once the sun hits the screen, on a day that I happen to be in the right spot as I'm walking back from the coffee machine. I will notice the 1000+ finger prints on my screen, which every time I ask myself, when did I touch my monitors?! Then i wait a week, and clean it if I remember....

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Thomas H Jones II

This laptop's a little over four years old, now, so...

Well, I clean the screen once it gets grotty enough that I start making reading mistakes. But the keyboard? If I were to dump it out and add water to the dumped-contents, I could probably make a hearty soup, at this point.

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Sean G. Wright

Thanks for the reminder... 🀣

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Michael Maitoza

Am I a germophobe? No. I just hate the look of the keyboard on my screen every other day. It really bothers me when I see things on my screen that doesn't belong there. So I wipe both the screen, with microfiber and the keyboard with a regular cloth. Then, just to be extra careful I have the original thingie that came with the computer to separate the keyboard and screen. Now if that doesn't scream geek I don't know what does. After reading other people's answers to this qustion I feel a little creepy. So to answer the question after all that I would say at least once a day.

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Vicente Reyes

I think I clean every 6 months. My screen is always clean since I rarely hold it and I don't eat anything in front of my computer so my keyboard may be clean.

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Anwar

I think I eat so much in front of my computer that my keyboard has now a diet composed of my favorite junk food πŸ˜‚

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Vicente Reyes

Hahaha! If you won't clean that, you'll have unwanted visitors soonπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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Thomas H Jones II

Clearly, you don't live with pets (that get nose- or sneeze-prints) or a wife who's used to a touch-enabled screen. :p

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Vicente Reyes

Hahaha I actually have 4 dogs. haha and yeah I'm not married yet so I'm safe :p

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Thomas Iguchi

When I spill coffee on it

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Yash Dave

Owing to the dusty as hell environment I live in, Gotta clean the keyboard with buds every weak and screen with a microfiber. Learnt the lesson the day my screen got keyboard key-shaped scratches permanently 😭😭.

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DeChamp

this makes me remember my scratch on my screen.... now i'm sad with you.  😒

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Meghan (she/her)

All the time!

photo of meghan washing a keyboard in the sink

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Ben Halpern

Action shot!

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Casper

For my laptop: I clean off the keyboard with an alcohol handwipe and wipe the screen with a microfiber cloth every few months.

For my desktop: I just wipe off the monitor with my shirt when it looks dusty. I've cleaned the keyboard three times in the 5 years I've had it, about time to do it again. And that cleaning includes removing all the key caps (gaming keyboard) and washing them in a bowl with water and soap, and using compressed air to get rid of all the crap under the keys.

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Fulton Browne

You can? (I look at my keyboard) oh.

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Rachel Soderberg

Work or home? Because those are two very different answers lol

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Thomas H Jones II

Leaving the work one get gross encourages hot-seaters to sit elsewhere (though not quite as effectively as replacing a standard keyboard with an ergo-keyboard).

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Rachel Soderberg

Thankfully I have a cube, so nobody will steal my seat. That doesn't make my statement sound good though, now I just sound like a filthy animal!

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Thomas H Jones II

I have an assigned cube, too, but... There's more people than seats at the one facility I work at. So, if a desk is empty (and mine is 3 of 5 days), there's the chance someone will sit in it.

To be honest, I wouldn't care, but I freaking hate coming back into the office and finding things messed with. After the third time of finding my electric sit/stand desk left in the "stand" position (and several of my desk-ornaments on the floor), I said, "fuck this noise" and disabled the actuators. Similarly, I went to the thrift store to buy a blazer to leave on the back of my chair to discourage people from "borrowing" my seat.

Shouldn't have to do that stuff, but, people don't care about being good guests.

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