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How often do you clean your monitor(s)? ✨

jess profile image Jess Lee (she/her) ・1 min read

I've been getting in the habit of doing this at least once a week! And while I'm at it, I'll clean my phone screen too 😄

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Andrew McKeever

Whenever a colleague points out how bad my screen is 😅

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wachira_Dev

True to that 😂😂😂😂

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Laurie

Less often than I should? 🙃

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Steve Belovarich

I clean mine maybe once every two weeks.

When you buy a monitor or use a new computer do you calibrate the color?

If on MacOS
Open System Preferences.
Click on Displays.
Click Color Tab.
Hold down Option and click Calibrate. (this gets you the Advanced editor)
Follow the steps in the wizard.

There you go! Some web designers don’t even do it. If you calibrate the screen the colors will be more true.

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Stacy Cashmore

Not as often as I'd like!

I see it needs cleaning, but as it's touch I need to shut off my machine to clean it or interesting things happen.

So, I decide I'll clean it when I shut down at the end of the day.

I Forget. Of course.

Repeat 😊

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Dave Follett

What do you use to clean the screen?

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Steve Belovarich

Microfiber cloth.

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Thomas H Jones II

Perhaps the more critical question is, "how often do you clean your keyboard?"

It seems like most keyboards I encounter, were one to hold them upside down, tap them, and capture the contents into a cup, and add hot water, one could make a fairly hearty soup.

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Clara

Exactly same as you - we had these great wipes. Since I moved to Israel, I haven't found them though, so it has been less 🙈

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Mark Sta Ana

Once I can’t read the screen...

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Hunter Drum

My desktop: Since the monitor was quite pricey, I make absolute sure nothing touches it. Three years in; still nothing visible on the surface of the glass.

My phone: It's a Samsung. It gets dirty, I run it under water. This is something I've only done a few times since having a smartphone however.

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anpos231

Once a month, or when it gets really dirty.

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Thomas C. Haflich

Probably not enough. Oops.

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Corey Alexander

I can't remember the last time I cleaned mine so as other's have said probably not enough 😆

I think I tend to clean the screen on my laptop more than my external monitors though, even though I use the externals more

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Quentin Sonrel

At home? When they need cleaning, which isn't that often, they just don't get dirty most of the time.

At work? Never because I never have anything to clean them with and never think about bringing something from home, ahah.

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Ida Bagus Gede Pramana Adi Putra

When we were in college, my friend said "Gus, look how dirty your monitor is.. Are you serious that you want to take care of censored (my first love)? You can't even take care of your laptop."

Damn, after that, I clean my laptop immediately after I got home.

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Christian Baer

Wait... You have to clean displays?

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Thomas H Jones II

When you've gone out of town with a touchscreen-using spouse and your laptop is the one you brought with you, you find that, at the end of the trip, your screen is covered with finger-drag marks because of your spouse's habits.

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wachira_Dev

Nice one😂😂😂

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Ali GOREN

Once a year :P

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Pankaj Kumar

During zoom meeting 😄

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Sandor Dargo

Whenever I can't figure out what's on the screen...

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Periklis Gkolias

So, are they cleanable? Thanks Jess :)

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Victor Edier

My work screen never, my phone once a month with my t-shirt

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Sm0ke

Funny question.
Once a month, but when I do, I have the feeling that I'm using a brand new laptop.

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Ryland G

Every day I clean all my devices including screens

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Forest Hoffman

When the layer of dust on the screen is thick enough that I have to turn up the brightness.

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Vicente G. Reyes

I clean mine whenever I see a spot that HAS to be cleaned. Only then I reach for my fiber thing cloth to clean my monitor😂😂

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Harrison Brock

Every few days.

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Ryan Winchester

I just get used to reading around the dirty spots.

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Thomas H Jones II

Right up until the dirty spots start looking like delimiters in your code.

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bob.js

More often than my steering wheel and not as often as my keyboard.

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Gift Egwuenu

Thinking about this. I’ve not in a while what do you use to clean yours?

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Matthew Francis

Had this monitor since February and haven't cleaned it 😬

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Kevin Ard

My laptop (touch), every few days. The desktop (no touch)... Ummm... I haven't lol. IDK how long I've had them. A year? 🤷‍♂️

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Hugo Le Duff

Constantly.

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Vikas Raj

When I am unable to see the code 🧐

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Rondinelli Mesquita

I clean when I can't figure out what is a comma of what is a dust grain. Haha

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Nikit Singh

Let's just say not very often. xD

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Chandra Dasari

Once a week, I can't stand fingerprints on screens.

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Ross Henderson

There's probably nothing that triggers me more in the office than someone touching my screen.

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Dinesh Pandiyan

First thing in the morning. Everyday.

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Ben Halpern

Quarterly?

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Adrián Norte

When the contents on the monitor become cryptographically secure due to the amount of dirt.

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Abdelrahman Ismail

On Monday every week, I have OCD xD.

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James

I am not comfortable with this line of questioning.

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Jesse M. Holmes

I can't stand having a messy monitor, but I also don't have a set schedule. My cleaning kit is always nearby, and I clean as I go.

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Joe Hobot

When I no longer see myself when its turned off.

/jk

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Andriy

It depends on the season. Once a month in the summer, and once every two months in the winter.

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Veni Kunche

When I open it in public and get embarrassed at how dusty it is :D. I never notice it at home for some reason.

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Thea

Almost every day with a microfiber cloth.

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Thomas H Jones II

Whenever I start to make reading errors due to the splotch-buildup.

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Gabriel Kanev

Once a week.
I try to clean the screens, clean my desk and tidy up the "place" every Monday.

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Siddharth

I clean the monitor screen every day before work and after work.