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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/12-Apr-04

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Intego Trojan Warning -- Readers discuss Intego's press release about the MP3Concept Trojan horse. (7 messages)

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Floppy Server? Truly, we limit April Fools topics to April 1 issues, so rest assured that this thread is a serious discussion of how to mount remotely an old Mac that's booted from a floppy disk. (8 messages)

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LaunchBar vs. Quicksilver -- The venerable application launcher LaunchBar is seeing competition from upstart Quicksilver. How do the two compare? (14 messages)

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QWERTY and Dvorak -- Adam's article on the Matias Tactile Pro keyboard reignites discussion of which keyboard layout is superior (and whether there's actually a difference). (3 messages)

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Recommended Laptop Bags -- Following Jeff Carlson's article on buying a laptop bag, readers weigh in with their own favorite brands and essential bag criteria. (10 messages)

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