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Disinfect Your Keyboard

Keyboards, particularly those shared by multiple people, harbor huge quantities of bacteria. If you want to reduce the chances of picking up your co-worker's cold, you can disinfect your keyboard with disinfecting wipes. To avoid damage to the keyboard, be sure to:

  • Unplug the keyboard before disinfecting it.
  • Squeeze out any excess liquids from the cloth to avoid liquid dripping into the keyboard.
  • Don't let any liquid from the wipe sit for long periods of time on the keyboard.
  • Don't scrub the keyboard, just lightly wipe down. Rubbing too hard leaves behind more lint.
  • Avoid cleansing cloths that contain bleach.

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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk for 05-Oct-09

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Slow network printing in Snow Leopard -- Is anyone else seeing slow printing times in Snow Leopard? (1 message)


Spotlight issue (Mac OS X 10.5) -- A user is looking for help with poor Spotlight performance when searching documents after upgrading to Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard. (2 messages)


Fragmented Communities -- Readers discuss how expansion and fragmentation of online groups can lead to a loss of community, specifically looking at Google Groups and Usenet. (3 messages)


Trouble with Brother 5170DN and Snow Leopard -- A reader having compatibility issues with Brother printer drivers and Snow Leopard is advised to add the printer via the CUPS interface. (2 messages)


Accessing MobileMe on an iPhone -- Adam advises a reader looking to access MobileMe from the iPhone to try a browser other than Safari, which MobileMe refuses to load in. (2 messages)


Nehalem overheating with sound play -- Is anyone else experiencing extremely high CPU temperatures under 10.5 and 10.6 on a Nehalem-based 2009 Mac Pro when playing Web-based video, Internet radio, QuickTime, and the like? (1 message)


Laptop Security -- Prey -- A reader recommends the open source laptop security program Prey. (1 message)


BlackBerry Desktop for Mac -- How does the new Blackberry Desktop for Mac stack up to similar programs? (4 messages)


Keyboard remapping in OS X -- Readers discuss how to remap keys, specifically the period on the numeric keypad, for a user in a country that uses the comma as the decimal separator. (4 messages)


User Caches automatically deleted -- A reader who has inadvertently set up his system to replace the caches in his home Library with an alias at login automatically seeks advice on how to revert to the system default. (1 message)


iPhone chess apps -- Does anyone know of an iPhone chess app that enables both players to see their side of the board in the correct orientation at all times? One reader suggests Chess With Friends, which comes close by switching the view depending on whose turn it is. (2 messages)


Address Book data syncing strange to-from iPhone -- Anyone seeing discrepancies between a contact's Address Book information on your iPhone, and the same contact's exported .vcf file? (1 message)

 

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