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Jess Lee
Jess Lee

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

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 πŸ˜„

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Andrew McKeever

Whenever a colleague points out how bad my screen is πŸ˜…

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Wachira

True to that πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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Laurie

Less often than I should? πŸ™ƒ

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Stephen Belovarich • Edited on

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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Stephen 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 πŸ™ˆ

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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 πŸ˜†

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

Nice oneπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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